Violence

In this section, find articles, images, videos and artwork on sexual, physical and mental violence against women and marginalized communities in India and South Asia.

Infographic: What Is Rape Culture?

Infographic: What Is Rape Culture?

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Rape culture is an environment or a culture in which rape and sexual violence is normalized due to the societal attitudes and actions about gender and sexuality.
Stakeholders' Response To Domestic Violence During Lockdown

Stakeholders’ Response To Domestic Violence During Lockdown

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One Future Collective made calls to various police stations in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi to enquire if the complaints of domestic violence are being taken by the police.
How Is Domestic Violence Linked To The COVID-19 Lockdown?

How Is Domestic Violence Linked To The COVID-19 Lockdown?

Mandatory stay-at-home rules, economic uncertainty, and anxiety caused by the pandemic have led to an increase in domestic violence.

Children In COVID-19 Lockdown: Abusive Households And Street Children

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More than 92,000 SOS calls were received by the Childline India helpline asking for protection from abuse and violence in the past few weeks since the country-wide lockdown was announced.
How Can Bollywood Handle Complaints Of Sexual Harassment More Effectively?

How Can Bollywood Handle Complaints Of Sexual Harassment More Effectively?

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The stories surfacing under the #MeToo movement are testimony to the fact that sexual harassment has been prevalent but concealed behind the silver screen’s curtain.
Let’s Think About Domestic Abuse During COVID-19

Let’s Talk About Domestic Abuse During COVID-19

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Quarantine measures could mean an increase in physical and verbal violence for those who’ve somehow found themselves in abusive situations
Irom Sharmila fought for what she believed in, and her fight and forms of resistance changed after the hunger strike ended. Her fight began with resistance against AFSPA.

Irom Sharmila: Manipur’s Iron Lady Or Mengoubi (The Fair One)

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Irom Sharmila fought for what she believed in, and her fight and forms of resistance changed after the hunger strike ended. Her fight began with resistance against AFSPA.
Sexual Violence: The Anatomy Of Reaction

Sexual Violence And Rape: The Anatomy Of Reaction

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The 3 rape cases that stirred the public the most in the last 7 years are that of Delhi, Kathua, and Hyderabad. In all 3 cases, the victims were murdered after the gang rape.
Delhi: The Complete Apathy Of Ministers And The Deliberate Escalation Of A Pogrom

Delhi: The Complete Apathy Of Ministers And The Deliberate Escalation Of A Pogrom

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The past 72 hours have witnessed North East Delhi turning into a violent site. The images of the Gujarat pogrom of 2002 have flashed before the eyes as we relive the horrors of a state-inflicted rampage.
Beyond Barricades & Barriers: Police Violence Against Women In CAA Protests

Beyond Barricades: Police Violence Against Women In Jamia Protests

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On 10th February 2020, students at Jamia Millia Islamia gave a call for protest march to the Parliament. This was their fourth call against the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA, the NRC and the NPR.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.