domestic violence

Honour Killing ~ A chilling truth

Honour Killing ~ A chilling truth

There is nothing honourable about killing someone in cold blood. Never. However, depraved people do find a way to weave a logic out of nonsense and that is what happens every...

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When Her Heaven Turns Into Hell

When Her Heaven Turns Into Hell

Women, ironically, are often in great peril in the place where they should be safest: Home. Despite all the progress and modernization that we claim to have acquired, India...

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United in action

United in action

When we united in action seeking justice for Jyoti we were angry, even stunned, shocked and ashamed, at the barbaric and blatant manner in which the six low-lives violated and...

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Woman empowerment should be more than a mere slogan

Woman empowerment should be more than a mere slogan

At a time when the nation is shocked and maimed at the horrific act of violence committed against a Delhi girl, we wonder, what could the basis behind such a heinous act be,...

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Got stared at?

Got stared at?

Founded in January 2012, GotStaredAt, is a unique initiative that started off as a reaction to the prevailing notion that women bring on harassment because of the clothes they...

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Journey of a woman

Journey of a woman

A cold jittery winter night in Pahalgam, India...

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Ringing in a new era: the Bell Bajao campaign

Ringing in a new era: the Bell Bajao campaign

What are the two things you really need to stop domestic violence in society? A conscience and courage. The Bell Bajao campaign which was launched in India in 2008 was geared...

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Domestic violence in the U.S.A: more prevalent than we would think it to be!

Domestic violence in the U.S.A: more prevalent than we would think it to be!

As Kofi Annan had once rightly pointed out, domestic violence is a pandemic, especially against women. While one may argue that domestic violence should be addressed as a gender...

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Rising to the challenge: Laws against domestic violence in the U.S.A

Rising to the challenge: Laws against domestic violence in the U.S.A

Although domestic violence, in its formal definition, does not specify a particular gender, it is not an unsubstantiated fact that women suffer more from domestic violence than...

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Breaking through: Kim Lee's fight against domestic violence in China

Breaking through: Kim Lee's fight against domestic violence in China

China has always been a country which has operated under entrenched ideologies and limited access to information. Domestic violence was a topic which was barely ever brought up...

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Domestic violence laws in India and how they operate

Domestic violence laws in India and how they operate

Domestic violence is too widespread a phenomenon in India, and it is too regular an occurrence in most communities for it to be taken to be something truly cruel and heinous. It...

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Laws against domestic violence in the United Kingdom

Laws against domestic violence in the United Kingdom

Domestic violence is a worldwide occurrence. And the reason as to why it is so subversive is because more often than not, it takes place behind closed doors. It is a phenomenon...

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The ugly face of domestic violence in Kenya, and laws against it

The ugly face of domestic violence in Kenya, and laws against it

The ugly face of domestic violence has reared up through time, places, classes, cultures and ethnic groups, in order to establish itself as a worldwide problem which occurs in...

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The way to a man's heart

The way to a man's heart

Kalpana lay there motionless long after Rajiv had left the room. Her mind went back to the time when it had all started. It was just a few days after their marriage. All the...

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Respite for working women- bill against harassment at the workplace

Respite for working women- bill against harassment at the workplace

Workplace harassment is another extremely rampant evil that more often than not, gets swept under the carpet in India. For many years it has enjoyed being overlooked as there...

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Class and its relationship with domestic violence in India

Class and its relationship with domestic violence in India

If the issue of domestic violence were to be simplified, one would peg the blame on the lack of education, and thereby, the lack of awareness and the lack of change of an...

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A look at how the world deals with child abuse

A look at how the world deals with child abuse

Truth is often very harsh and impossible to swallow sometimes. However, the truth is that child abuse is a very truth and what is worse, the laws that are formed by the...

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Section 498-A: Use and Misuse

Section 498-A: Use and Misuse

Section 498-A was added to the Indian Penal Code in 1983, and by definition, seeks to address and hold accountable, those who inflict cruelty or other forms of unjust treatment...

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A look at how amended divorce laws in India will affect women

A look at how amended divorce laws in India will affect women

Some marriages are made to last, while some are not. When the latter is the case, it is usual for one or both parties to seek a divorce. Divorce however, is a painful process,...

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Reasons why marital rape is not yet legally punishable in India

Reasons why marital rape is not yet legally punishable in India

India is one of the few countries (other examples being including China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) which does not consider marital rape as being a legally...

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Domestic Violence and You!

Domestic Violence and You!

Sia (name changed) is a software engineer working with a reputed IT firm. Got married at an early age of 21 by her parents and yes it was an arranged marriage to a scientific...

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