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In this section, find powerful first-person survivor stories and personal narratives of rape, abuse, harassment, assault and other forms of sexual violence by Feminism in India.

To All The Traumas I've Lived

To All The Traumas I’ve Lived

I don't know which trauma I can link this incessant self-doubt to, people have this tendency to use 'trauma' and 'histories' to explain various character traits of a person, I do not think that is liable.
Facing Abuse From Within The Disability Sector: My #MeToo Moment

Facing Abuse From Within The Disability Sector: My #MeToo Moment

I wish many women in the disability sector would open up and talk about the sexual harassment they faced and all disability groups constitute their own sexual harassment committees.
My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

My #MeToo Story: Experiencing Abuse From Within The Queer Community

I had concerns about my privacy and my abuser's as we were both queer woman which meant that naming either of us would 'out’ us.
Overcoming Emotional Abuse At The Hands Of My Girlfriend: A Trans Man's Account

Overcoming Intimate Partner Violence At The Hands Of My Girlfriend: A Trans Man’s Account

We trans people are prone to intimate partner violence in our relationships as we are vulnerable due to lack of support, acceptance, and love.
As A Non-Binary Trans Person, I Was Told I Didn't Qualify To Be A Rape Survivor

As A Non-Binary Trans Person, I Was Told I Didn’t Qualify To Be A...

After coming out as a non-binary trans person, I was ostracised by my friends who helped spread homophobic rumours instead of supporting me when I was raped.
A Letter To My Brother: My First Friend, My First Abuser

A Letter To My Brother: My First Friend, My First Abuser

By day, you were my biggest enemy and by night, something even worse. You told me to touch you in weird places.
The Trauma Of Growing Up Amidst Domestic Abuse

The Trauma Of Growing Up Amidst Domestic Abuse

Where I was growing up, domestic abuse are normalised to such an extent that nobody even seems to consider it a problem anymore.
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.
As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I was told that 'I shouldn't have opened the door.' But the fact is, I did open the door.

Being A Survivor Of Child Sexual Abuse Cannot And Should Not Define Me

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I was told that 'I shouldn't have opened the door.' But the fact is, I did open the door. Indian children are pressurized too much into being a good person; they are told to behave in a certain way, to act a certain way, and to basically present a whole package of perfection in front of the world. What the naive child's mind doesn't know, is that being wronged is not equivalent to being wrong.
Aijaz Sheikh

“Faith Healer” Aijaz Sheikh Has Sexually Abused Thousands Of Children

While pretending to be a faith healer, Aijaz Sheikh has subjected thousands of children in North Kashmir to sexual abuse.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual...

A science based rationale to challenge myths surrounding impurity of menstrual blood by understanding what composites normal blood and menstrual discharge.
5 Things That You Are Doing In The Bedroom That Might Be Sexist

5 Things That You Are Doing In The Bedroom That Might Be Sexist

So often during sex, people can unknowingly do things that may be disrespectful of their partner or be outright sexist.