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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.

My Experience Of Child Sexual Abuse Would've Been So Different With More Awareness

My Experience Of Child Sexual Abuse Would’ve Been So Different With More Awareness

Since there is no one problem that leads to child sexual abuse, there is also no singular solution to it. It is a collective struggle that everyone from family, school, law-makers, and social workers must partake in.
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Normalised Domestic Abuse And Stigmatised Mental Illness In My Family

It pains me that women choose to be in abusive relationships thinking that they are the ones at fault, putting up with domestic abuse and marital rape.
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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.
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An Open Letter To The Man Who Assaulted Me In My Own Home

You pulled at me the way one pulls at the strings of a puppet. I had known bad sex, sure. But I had never known violation of consent before you.
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’.

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How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other
5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About | Feminism In India

5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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.