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.

Not Honour Killings, But Murders To Exert Power | Feminism In India

‘Honour’ Killings Are Nothing But Murders To Exert Power

Honour killings aren’t about honour at all - they are murders carried out by the apparently powerful to maintain status quo of caste, power, and property.
The Two-Finger Test Has Been Banned, Then Why Is It Still Being Used?

The Two-Finger Test Has Been Banned, Then Why Is It Still Being Used?

Rape survivors are often further violated by upholders of the law and doctors, who are still conducting the two-finger test even after its ban.
सिविल सोसाइटी की बंद आँखों का नतीजा है मुजफ्फरपुर की घटना 

सिविल सोसाइटी की बंद आँखों का नतीजा है मुजफ्फरपुर की घटना 

आज हम दायरे में सिमटे रहते हैं और खासकर दलित पिछड़ी जातियों, वंचित वर्ग और गरीबों के साथ में कुछ ऐसा होता है तो ये उनकी संवेदनाओं को झकझोरता नहीं है, जिसका नतीजा होती है मुजफ्फरपुर जैसी घटनाएँ|
Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

Experiencing Street Sexual Harassment Whilst Mapping Museums In Lucknow

Street sexual harassment in forms of groping and stalking and the lack of corrective public policies hinder women's right to public space.
खतना की प्रथा है मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

खतना की प्रथा है मानवाधिकार का उल्लंघन : सुप्रीम कोर्ट

दाऊदी बोहरा मुस्लिम समुदाय की नाबालिग लड़कियों के खतना की प्रथा को चुनौती देने वाली याचिका पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट में सुनवाई हुई|
Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
‘माँ-बहन’ वाली गंदी भाषा से बढ़ रही है महिला हिंसा | Feminism In India

‘माँ-बहन’ वाली गंदी भाषा से बढ़ रही है महिला हिंसा

महिलाओं के जिन स्वरूपों को हमारी संस्कृति में पूजनीय बताया गया है, हम किसी भी बहस, लड़ाई-झगड़े या कई बार आम बोलचाल में इन्हीं रूपों पर केंद्रित गंदी-भद्दी गालियाँ भी बोलते है और इन गालियों का संबंध होता है सिर्फ महिलाओं की ‘योनि’ से|
How Is Sexual Violence Normalised In India?

How Is Sexual Violence Normalised In India?

Patriarchy is embedded in our religious and traditional beliefs, and this allows rape culture, and consequently sexual violence, to flourish.
Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

Will Bollywood Ever Hold Its Stars Accountable For Their Actions?

We now need our Bollywood men to face penalties, both social and legal, which they have easily brushed off for ages.
#MosqueMeToo: Muslim Women And The #MeToo Moment | Feminism In India

#MosqueMeToo: Muslim Women And The #MeToo Moment

Muslim women are sharing their experiences of sexual harassment incidents at religious places using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
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.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.