Monthly Archives: September 2011

VAWM in the news | 29th Sep

29th September: 1. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/indiaarticlelist/-2128936835.cms Vachati’s long wait for justice will hopefully come to an end on Thursday. The Dharmapuri principal sessions court will pronounce judgment in the sensational case in which 269 people including more than a 100 policemen, 155 … Continue reading

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Sampat Pal Devi and the Gulabi Gang | Stree Shakti

Picture a group of village woman, all wearing bright pink saris and wielding bamboo sticks. Sounds strange, right? But it isn’t strange, it is the Gulabi Gang. A women’s movement that was formed in 2006, led by the fiery Sampat … Continue reading

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Zeenat Aman | Stree Shakti

Zeenat Aman was probably among the first actresses in Hindi film industry who was totally comfortable with her sexuality. She, in her portrayal of a bold and confident woman, was at least a decade ahead of her counterparts. Although a … Continue reading

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Help us help this custodial-rape victim, who has disappeared from the Thana

We received this appeal in email and are posting it here -VAWM Team Dear friends, Please see and share with others a request to President Pratibha Patil to intervene in the police rape and disappearance of a teenage girl from … Continue reading

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Rihanna | Stree Shakti

She is a superstar, an icon young girls look upto, mega successful, beautiful, talented and with everything a girl could ever aspire to. And she was the victim of violence. Her then boyfriend, Chris Brown assaulted her so terribly on … Continue reading

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And we declare Violence Against Women Awareness Month open

…no it isn’t October yet. But it is nine days in celebration of a Goddess who embodies female shakti, a force that can slay a demon. Through these nine days of Navratri we will bring you positive stories of women, … Continue reading

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Introduction to VAWM

Once again a big thank you to all for supporting our initiative through April 2011 on CSA, we are back asking for support from  you. For October we are planning a similar initiative, taking the topic of Violence Against Women. We … Continue reading

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