Category Archives: Stree Shakti

Bhanwari Devi | Stree Shakti

A low caste potter woman from a small village in Rajasthan, working as a “Saathin” (a friend some who can guide) in her village trying to help women deal with their everyday problems like water, land, health and education at … Continue reading

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Kiranjit Ahluwalia | Stree Shakti

“I decided to burn his feet so he couldn’t run after me At the age of 23, with a heart full of dreams and hopes Kiranjit Ahluwalia moved to United Kingdom imagining a long and happily married life with Deepak. … Continue reading

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Tina Turner | Stree Shakti

One of the most notable survivors of domestic violence, Tina Turner, called the “Queen of Rock N Roll” not only emerged from a horrific marriage, but went on to rebuild her career. She started her musical career with her husband … Continue reading

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Bilkis Bano | Stree Shakti

She was just 20 when it happened. The incident that changed her life in a way most woman can never imagine, and should never have to experience. On March 3, 2002, 20 year old Bilkis Bano, 6 months pregnant with … Continue reading

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Phoolan Devi | Stree Shakti

Violence has many forms and many names. But in most cases the victim is a woman. Always considered the ‘weaker’ sex, the object one can use to ‘prove a point’, the ‘let-me-show-you-how-powerful-I-am’ path for the ‘strong and invincible’ man – … Continue reading

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Mukhtar Mai | Stree Shakti

Ideally judgments are passed by courts or panchayats to ensure that justice prevails for the wronged party. However in some cases, the lawmakers themselves take law into their hands and mayhem prevails. Mukhtaran Biwi or Mukhtar Mai as we know … 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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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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