Monthly Archives: October 2011

VAWM in the news | 31st Oct

1. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Woman-raped-as-hubby-held-at-knifepoint/articleshow/10548732.cms Woman raped as hubby held at knifepoint NAVI MUMBAI: Two youths gang-raped a female labourer, while her husband was held at knifepoint outside their hut in Ulwe near Belapuron Saturday. 2. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Murder-case-lodged-against-husband-in-laws/articleshow/10549659.cms Murder case lodged against husband, in-laws A case of murder … Continue reading

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Let’s abort our biases by Namita Bhandare.

The 40th anniversary of legalised abortion in India went by unnoticed. Women’s groups remained silent. The government was quiet. And there was virtually no mention of this landmark legislation in media. Perhaps there was a reason for the sobriety. Forty … Continue reading

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Interview with Shantha Ranganathan, MAITRI Volunteer.

1. What is Maitri, what is its mission? MAITRI is a free, confidential, referral non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that primarily helps families from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka among others) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, … Continue reading

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‘Love’ Marriage – no guarantee by Prathama.

I am going to call her Sita. When she was twenty – one  years old, she was selected as part of the women police force. She could not take the job because she was asked to pay a bribe of … Continue reading

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The Other Face of Kind and Loving Men by Dipali.

It isn’t just husbands who are perpetrators of domestic violence. As soon as a daughter/sister grows out of her childhood, she becomes the repository of the family honour, An honour so flimsy and so weak that it requires the protection … Continue reading

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A Post on VAW by Eve’s Lungs.

While the statistics for domestic violence and abuse of wives is alarming , cutting across all sections of society , what is even for alarming is the fact that very little by way of punitive action and rehabilitation for women … Continue reading

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A girl’s guide to public speaking by Priya Ramani.

… while the old reasons to diss girl children such as a hefty dowry remain, among the newer reasons cited to skip the whole baby girl experience are, ironically, the rise of violence against women and concern among parents about … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is here by Natasha Badhwar.

We call it violence against women, but this is really violence turned inwards. This is a formula for self-destruction. Do we think we are doing our sons any favours by “loving” them better? By giving them better opportunities, better pieces … Continue reading

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Why the honour killing Bill won’t work by Mint

The Congress government has drafted a Bill against honour killing. It is called “The Prevention of Crimes in the Name of ‘Honour’ and Tradition Bill”. Strangely, all the acts which find mention in this Bill—murder,coercion, abetting murder—are already punishable. What … Continue reading

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VAWM in the News | 28th Oct

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/-Delhi-remains-rape-capital/articleshow/10515298.cms Delhi remains rape capital NEW DELHI: Crime in India increased by 4.9% in 2010 with relatively smaller cities like Kochi, Bhopal and Indore reporting higher crime rate – number of crimes per lakh of population – compared to biggies … Continue reading

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