Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) and Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti (THITS) condemn the barbaric attack on a transgender woman by army jawans in Hyderabad, demands immediate and stringent action for justice.
This Women’s Day we come together to celebrate our solidarities and our resistance to the brazen patriarchal, casteist, communal and regressive forces that are operating with utter impunity in the country. Together we reaffirm our commitment to building a violence-free, just society.
We find however, that organisations like the Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution International (CAP Intl) persist in erroneously viewing all women in sex work as victims of trafficking and violence denying them the very right to call themselves workers.
The #IWillGoOut Collective answers some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for media.
#IWillGoOut is a collective of individuals and organisations across various cities in India that strongly denounces Violence Against Women and advocates for women’s right to be seen, heard and be in public spaces at any given time without question or fear.
NHRC indicts Chhattisgarh police for sexual violence against Adivasi women in Bastar. Interim order validates WSS complaints
At an exclusive meet-the-press in Mumbai, American black feminist activist and human rights defender, Angela Davis joined feminists in India spearheading a global women’s campaign appealing to the President of India to use his Constitutional powers and repeal the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
We, the undersigned, are dismayed over the ongoing crisis in Kashmir. We have watched in horror and shock the repetitive cycle of state aggression leading to violence, deteriorating state of civil liberties, violation of fundamental rights and ever escalating loss of human life and dignity in Kashmir.
FII believes that the ultimate purpose of punishments should be rehabilitative and not retributive. The irreversible nature of this punishment obviates any possibility of rehabilitation. The State-sanctioned killing of persons is not compatible with the creation of a compassionate society. It is for these reasons that FII expresses solidarity with organizations that oppose the death penalty and calls for the abolition of the capital punishment.
On the 23rd of July 2016, an undergraduate student of Jadavpur University, Ekalavya Chaudhuri, was exposed via Facebook for sexual harassment of over a dozen women, some of them minors, over a three-year period, via texts, online messages and molestation.
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