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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.

Harassed Within The LGBT+ Community: My Survivor Story | Feminism In India

Harassed Within The LGBT+ Community: My Survivor Story

It took me constant reassurances from them and a host of visits to the counsellors on campus, to understand I was a victim of the presence of hierarchy within the LGBT+ community.
This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like | Feminism In India

This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like

Most people who saw me regularly at the time would vouch that I was perfectly happy and normal. That doesn’t change the reality that I was experiencing intimate partner rape.
My Personal Journey With The Male-Dominated Science Sector

My Personal Journey With The Male-Dominated Science Sector

The male-dominated science sector has to make place for women. A woman is equally talented and history has proved it time and again.
Survey Reveals 1 In 2 Children Suffer From Child Sexual Abuse

Survey Reveals 1 In 2 Children Suffer From Child Sexual Abuse

A survey participated in by more than 45,000 children, revealed that one in every two children has been sexually abused.
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My Brother Had No Right To Do What He Did – A Survivor Story

"I labeled my conflicted, unresolved relationship with my brother by calling us “best friends” but I hated boys." A survivor story on child sexual abuse.
Let's Talk About Sibling Abuse

Let’s Talk About Sibling Abuse

Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.
A Feminist In An Abusive Relationship

A Feminist In An Abusive Relationship

It is important to listen to that little voice in your head that keeps giving you warning signals to get out of a emotionally abusive relationship.
Overcoming Self Blame Is Not Easy: A Rape Survivor's Account

Overcoming Self Blame Is Not Easy: A Rape Survivor’s Account

Self blame is a major obstacle when recovering from sexual abuse. Overcoming self blame is difficult and takes a lot of strength. The transition from victim to survivor is possible only if self blame can be overcome.
Changing My Narrative – From Victim To Survivor

Changing My Narrative – From Victim To Survivor

I changed my narrative from victim to survivor. I refused to accept that I was deformed because of my past, inclusive of my sexual abuse.
Gaslighting: A Personal Account Of Self Perception

Gaslighting: A Personal Account Of Self Perception

Gaslighting is a phenomena which effects us deeply, we often fail to realise how our self-perception grows from certain childhood incidents.

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It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day: A Statement

Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: A Statement

On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.