GENDER PARITY
Shifting the norms
GENDER PARITY : Shifting the norms

NFHS data on nutrition and gender parity show worsening trends in recent years. Unless the norms that underpin discrimination are addressed, the risk of regressing can never be overcome.

#Child Health #Women's Health #Women
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence rising during pandemic

Victims of domestic violence are trapped at home with their abusers, and the government is pre-occupied with the pandemic. Social workers continue to help, but their jobs are harder too in the circumstances.

#Women
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A common, invisibilized malady
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE : A common, invisibilized malady

October is domestic violence awareness month. Pushpa Achanta shares stories of victims of domestic violence to point out why the dilution of IPC Section 498A by the Supreme Court is a blow to the fight against domestic violence.

#Gender Law and Policy #Women
ACID ATTACK SURVIVORS
Lucknow’s new landmark Sheroes upholds the indomitable spirit of humanity

Manjari Singh reports on the opening of the Lucknow branch of Sheroes Hangout, a café run and managed by acid attack survivors under the guidance of the humanitarian organisation “Stop Acid Attacks”

#Society #Women
THE AFTERMATH OF RAPE
For rape survivors and families, the nightmare continues

Radha. Zahira. Neha. Names and tales that serve to remind us that despite the reams written, laws passed and discourses held on sexual violence in the country, the road to justice for rape survivors remains as arduous as ever. Manjari Singh reports.

#Women #UTTAR PRADESH
VIOLENCE AND ACTIVISM
Manipuri mothers want an end to the killings

The International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21 every year, has little meaning for people living in conflict areas. Like the Manipuri women, Anjulika Thingnam talks to, who feel that decades-old violence in Manipur has not only increased but taken many different forms.

#Law and Order #Peace #MANIPUR
VAW IN INDIAN CINEMA
Should films have statutory warnings on violence against women?

A 90-second video put together by a group of women activists demands a pop-up statutory warning on screen every time a woman is assaulted or abused. Shoma Chatterji critiques the video, raising several questions over its content as well as the stance that it takes.

#Films #Gender and Media #Media #Women
REVIEW: INDIA’S DAUGHTER
What to expect when you watch the most talked-about film today

Though based on strong reporting, India’s Daughter remains restricted in its scope, and even strays from its purported objective, thanks to a very pronounced colonial supremacist gaze, writes Shoma Chatterji in a dispassionate review that cuts through the noise.

#Films #Reviews #Women
OPINION: BAN ON 'INDIA'S DAUGHTER'
Give us the strength!
OPINION: BAN ON 'INDIA'S DAUGHTER' : Give us the strength!

Tara Krishnaswamy takes a brutally honest and incisive look at Indian society to argue why far from being banned, India’s Daughter – the BBC documentary on the infamous 2012 rape and murder in a Delhi bus – should actually be made compulsory viewing for the Indian audience.

#Human Rights #OP-ED #Society #Women
VAW DATA
Visualising the many layers of a brutal world for women

Does inequality engender crime? S Venkatraman presents a graphical exposition of data from a recent WEF report and the NCRB to unravel the many layers of inequality and violence against women in India.

#Law and Order #Women
MANIPUR MEMOIRS
Voices from a wounded land
MANIPUR MEMOIRS : Voices from a wounded land

For decades now the beautiful state of Manipur has been wracked by a violent insurgency and torn by the excesses of a draconian army. Anjali Nayar visits the state, bringing back poignant tales and the feeling of what it is like to live with fear.

#Human Rights #MANIPUR
CAMPUS VIOLENCE
A trend highlighted in the Jadavpur University moment

An alleged incident of molestation within campus premises at one of Calcutta’s most prestigious universities and the events following it have led to huge upheaval and student protests. But does the entire episode also signify a continuation of a disturbing trend? Shoma A Chatterji reports.

 

#Justice System #Human Rights #Society
THE RAPE EPIDEMIC
In search of the missing link
THE RAPE EPIDEMIC : In search of the missing link

Indifference, impatience, aggression and denial have been among the common responses to rape as a multi-layered problem. In the concluding part of her article, Ammu Joseph draws attention to all that fosters a culture of violence against women in our society and why it is unamenable to hasty remedies.

#Ammu Joseph #Justice System #Society #Women #Voices unheard
PREVENTING RAPE
Are we just blind persons feeling an elephant?

Limited, quick-fix solutions that do not address the underlying causes of the deep-rooted problem of rape have clearly not worked in the country, writes Ammu Joseph in the first of a two-part article examining the many layers of the issue.

#Ammu Joseph #Gender Law and Policy #Justice System #Society #Women #Voices unheard
TACKLING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A law to help women, but who is enforcing it?
TACKLING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE : A law to help women, but who is enforcing it?

Passed in 2005, the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act could have been an effective tool to ensure redress for victims of domestic abuse. But an understaffed implementation body has made it yet another selective and often toothless piece of legislation, finds Puja Awasthi.

#Gender Law and Policy #Women
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