Monthly Archives: October 2012

Violence against women: Blame our prejudices, NOT the victim

Recent violence against women, such as the aggravated sexual assault on a young student in Guwahati in Assam, has deeply shocked the public conscience. Yet it’s only one small component of pervasive violence against women — the fastest rising crime … Continue reading

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The Story of Bella & her Divorce by Ink Blots

Bella was a year older to me, tiny and thin in frame and the frivolous kinds for whom a joke meant a million dollars than a pair of silver studded earrings. She had lost her father early in life with … Continue reading

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VAWM in the news : 23 October 2012

1. Bidadi gang rape case: Accused thought victims were rich dancers BANGALORE: The culprits who allegedly gang-raped three women after kidnapping them from their residence in Bidadi last week chose their victims under the mistaken impression that they were cash-flush … Continue reading

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India, Delhi: how sexual violence against women is linked to water and sanitation

Girls under ten being have been raped while on their way to use a public toilet, say women living in Delhi’s slums. In one slum, boys hid in toilet cubicles at night waiting to rape those who entered. These are … Continue reading

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For Victims and Survivors of Marital Rape by Indian Homemaker

A TV channel wants to get in touch with victims and survivors of Marital Rape and nonconsensual sex (like in this post). Please email me if you, or someone you know might be interested. Anonymous participants are also welcome. Read … Continue reading

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Inspired by Violence by Dipali Taneja

Eina Ahluwalia grew up in a secure home with loving parents, who always treated her and her younger sibling with respect, from earliest childhood. The world outside the home, however, is not very respectful to young girls and women, and … Continue reading

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Not Silence but Verse: A Call for Poetry.

In the run up to the 2012 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence, Prajnya announces ‘Not Silence but Verse: A Call for Poetry’. Send us Send us original, powerful, evocative poems (Haikus or Tankas only!) in English, Hindi or Tamil on the … Continue reading

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Representation of Violence Against Women in Indian Print Media : A Comparative Analysis by Rupsayar Das

Abstract: This study aims at investigating print news discourses on a relatively recent act of violence perpetrated on women in India, which evoked a nation-wide non-violent protest, popularly known as „The Pink Chaddi‟ Campaign, 2009. We considered some of the … Continue reading

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Honour killing: Victim’s father, brother arrested

Ambala : The district police on Monday claimed to have arrested the father and an elder brother of Komal, a 19-year-old girl who fell prey to an alleged honour killing at Laha village of Naraingarh last Wednesday. Komal’s father Narender … Continue reading

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Gender Violence in India : A Prajnya Report

In November 2010, Prajnya piloted a women’s safety audit in Chennai as part of the annual 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence. The audit, carried out by a group of local residents along with a small team from Prajnya, surveyed … Continue reading

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