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“Be My Valentine – 1 Billion Rising” by Lalita Raman

As I’m writing this in the wee hours of the morning, before the crack of dawn, Valentine’s Day is slowly but surely rolling out. The Valentine Day fever or retail mania has started off a week to 10 days back … 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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Dowry deaths are the hidden curse of the big fat Indian wedding by Priya Virmani

“The wedding should basically be in the big palaces of Rajasthan and the reception in a beach house with gowns and all.” This was how a young Indian lady articulated her wedding dreams on Satyamev Jayate, the new television talk … Continue reading

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VAWM in the news – October 11 2012

1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/oct/09/office-harassment-things-really-changed Is office harassment really a thing of the past? The Jimmy Savile revelations have prompted accounts of sexual harassment at work during the 70s and 80s. So have things really changed? 2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/oct/10/pubs-clubs-closed-rape-crackdown Pubs and clubs to face closure in … Continue reading

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Hisar gangrape: Rights panel slams cops, gives 7 days to nab accused

CHANDIGARH: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Tuesday slammed the Haryana Police for its shoddy probe into the gangrape of a dalit girl at Dabra village in Hisar district on September 9. The panel said that it would recommend … Continue reading

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Draupadi asks.. by Compulsive Scribbles

Sakha, why did you come to my swaymvar, When you had no intentions of marrying me? Our eyes met surrounded by the lusty gaze of Princes. (Was I the prize their manhood waited for deservingly?) Blue-skinned with honey eyes; you … Continue reading

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Violence against Women in India : A video

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What happened to Tomar’s daughter?

… However, one is tempted to ask, whatever happened to Tomar’s daughter – the little girl who after being born just silently fades away from the script as well as our memory? We see fleeting glimpses of the adolescent girl, … Continue reading

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VAW in the news – Oct 4

1. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/keeping-women-safe-is-everyones-responsibility-20121002-26wru.html – Global News  Keeping women safe is everyone’s responsibility On Sunday, 30,000 men and women rallied in Melbourne in a public display of solidarity in their sorrow over Jill Meagher’s death and to express their disgust about violence against women. … Continue reading

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Prajnya’s 16 days Campaign against Gender Violence.

Between 25 November and 10 December 2010, Prajnya organised the 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence in Chennai, for the third successive year. What we tried to do, how we think we fared • This year we wanted to spotlight … Continue reading

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