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Why VAW? – Fleximoms

Why VAW? BECAUSE: • The thought of boarding a bus in the city gives me jitters • As a mom to a young daughter, safety is highest on my priority list • A rapist is more likely to go scot … Continue reading

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Violence Against Women Awareness Month – Oct 2012

It seems like yesterday that we, a group of bloggers, came together to talk about Violence Against Women for an entire month. It was a campaign that spoke about so many issues women faced in India, from street sexual harassment … Continue reading

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Views | The harsh realities of sexual violence: Guwahati and beyond

(From Mint Lounge)   Parents, teachers, mentors. We will not always be able to prevent the violence, but we are in charge of healing. We are the firefighters Natasha Badhwar I have not watched the viral video from Guwahati. Not … Continue reading

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Some Questions that need to be answered on Domestic Violence

Anand Philip writes on this:   Background: Poet and Dalit activist Meena kandasamy recently wrote about her story of domestic violence. She is an evocative writer and her article has resulted in a lot of conversation on various web-platforms.  Among … Continue reading

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Lulling women into a false sense of security

The recent statements on women dressing modestly to prevent rapes by people in authority led Harini Calamur to write this: “Open any newspaper and you will see small news items on burglaries. Break-ins and robberies are on the rise. Youngsters … Continue reading

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Kept in Her Place

Samar Halarnkar writes in the Hindustan Times about the sudden spate of remarks by officials, academics and politicians linking rape to provocative clothing and why this thinking is tacitly supported. http://epaper.hindustantimes.com/PUBLICATIONS/HT/HKL/2012/01/05/ArticleHtmls/Maha-Bharat-Kept-in-her-place-05012012008023.shtml?Mode=1

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Men Say No Blogathon

‘Men Say No Blogathon’ On a Computer near you, 24 November to 10 December 2011   What Is a Blogathon A Blogathon is an online event during which participating bloggers write one or more posts on a theme chosen by … Continue reading

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Everyone deserves happiness….

“11 years ago, on this day, Teja and I were in court signing a register. Dhanno was 7. After we had finished the business with the magistrate, Dhanno cried and cried. The magistrate had forgotten to take her signature, wasn’t … Continue reading

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What’s the good word?

By Seema Goswami in HT Brunch “Of all the words that seek to hide a grim reality behind innocuous euphemisms – honour killings, collateral damage, dowry deaths – the most ludicrous has to be ‘eve-teasing’. And of late we have … Continue reading

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From Team VAWAM.

And with that, dear friends, we reach the end of October, a month and more when over 80 bloggers (and their readers) focussed attention on the violence faced by women. Whether Female Foeticide or Domestic Violence or Marital Rape or … Continue reading

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