Saturday, September 21, 2019

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.

Netflix’s 'The Perfection’ Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection isn’t your regular rape-revenge drama, in that it is much more disturbing and terrible than can be imagined.

Who Decides The Definition Of Rape?

Historically, Indian law has defined the non-consensual penetration of the penis into vagina as ‘rape’.
Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

Why Are We Ignoring The Growing Case Of Rapes In Kashmir?

The belief that rapes in Kashmir is not a reality, or men thinking someone like them wouldn’t do it, puts all the onus on women and deludes the conversation about rapes and other forms of violence against women in Kashmir.
The Christchurch Mosque 'Shootings': Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

The Christchurch Mosque ‘Shootings’: Why Are White People Never Called Terrorists?

What the Christchurch mosque 'shootings' tell us about the media's racialised rhetoric surrounding terrorism and the ways in which it contributes to racism, Islamophobia and white hegemony.
Why Love Jihad Is An Attack On Women’s Rights

Why ‘Love Jihad’ Is An Attack On Women’s Rights

The concept of love jihad is based on the belief that it’s the 'sacred' duty of men to protect women of their community as women left on their own are ‘naive, gullible creatures’.
Why Is No One Talking About The Deaths Of Brown Women In Canada?

Why Is No One Talking About The Deaths Of Brown Women In Canada?

What is missing from the glorification of Canada, as a feminist and multicultural utopia are the cruellest truths of money and misogyny related to the deaths of brown women.
4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

4 Things People Said When I Spoke Out About Intimate Partner Violence

When I found out that I was not the only victim of intimate partner violence, I realised that my silence was enabling his violence. I decided to start speaking out about it, and I want to share some common responses to highlight why speaking out can be re-traumatising and difficult to a survivor.
Minorities And Cyberspaces: How Neutral Is Our Internet?

Minorities And Cyberspaces: How Neutral Is Our Internet?

While you become more aware of and comfortable with your digital rights, you need to challenge the notion that the internet is neutral and inclusive of minorities.
तंजानिया के गाँव में लड़कियां झेल रही हैं जेंडर असमानता की मार 

तंजानिया के गाँव में लड़कियां झेल रही हैं जेंडर असमानता की मार 

तंजानिया में किशोरावस्था में गर्भधारण एक बड़ी समस्या है, जहाँ करीब एक-तिहाई (28.4%) लड़कियाँ 18 साल की उम्र होने तक माँ बन जाती हैं और आधे से ज्यादा (56.4%) महिलाएं 20 साल की उम्र तक पहुंचने से पहले अपने पहले बच्चे को जन्म देती हैं|
On Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Here Are 5 Trans People Who Were Victims Of Our Transphobic Society | #TDOR2018

On Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Here Are 5 Trans People Who Were Victims Of...

Each day of this week, FII pays tribute to a victim of transphobic violence to memorialise them for the Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018.

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Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.