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India’s patriarchal traditions inform all aspects of public and private life. Gender discrimination is rife in Indian families. Families traditionally give preference to sons, and this leads to highly male-dominated political and economic public spheres.  Women and gender minorities still face severe discrimination and violence based on their sex. VV Correspondents have reported extensively on rapes, domestic violence and acid attacks, which are too often vindicated by the woman’s “unacceptable” behaviour in their gendered roles as daughters, daughters-in-law or wives.

In 2016 VV launched Khel Badal, a campaign to dismantle patriarchy, motivated by the belief that every woman should have the tools to question the inequality and restrictions they experience.  Community Correspondents tell stories of everyday patriarchy and normalised sexism, which are the root cause of the high numbers of rapes, domestic violence and sexual harassment.  63 of our correspondents are running Discussion Clubs in their villages; they watch some of VV’s 500 gender videos and help each other break patriarchal stereotypes amongst the boys and girls in their households.

70 percent of women in India face domestic violence each year

 
/ May 18, 2020

Video volunteers community correspondent Bideshini reports on cases of domestic violence from her district of Sundergarh in Odisha.

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Wife Murdered | Rise In Domestic Violence During The Pandemic | COVID 19 | Jammu...

 
/ May 4, 2020

In Poonch district of Jammu, Zaitoon Bi allegedly succumbed to her husband’s violence. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the risk of intimate partner violence is likely to increase during the lockdown. Sadly, this is coming true in many parts of the country. Helpline numbers are of big...

International Women’s day! More power to you, Womanhood

 
/ March 9, 2020

"I 'm in love with this day , because it makes us to love and care ourselves " beleives Rohini Pawar, a vibrant rural woman working as a community correspondent since 2010.

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Liberating a life from the God’s Dreadlocks

 
/ March 3, 2020

Rohini Pawar films the eureka moment wherein the woman with heavy dirty dreadlocks of 6 years are being cut and cleaned. Its a new life for Suman Patole who lived through this suffering.

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Transgender India: Surviving society

 
/ February 22, 2020

This week in India Loud & Clear we take you in the rainbow world of transgenders.

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All Women Kabaddi Competition: An Effort to Break the Barriers of Purdah

 
/ February 7, 2020

Women from over 35 villages, in Chhattisgarh, came together, organised an all-women Kabaddi Competition and shattered all stereotypes and inhibitions.

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Defying All Odds, an Unusual Story of Love

 
/ January 28, 2020

A unique love story of how Sonali, a transgender, found Anil as an ideal partner and their journey of courage and compassion. 

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Gender India: How do Girls and Boys Dance? I India Loud & Clear I EP...

 
/ January 10, 2020

This week in India Loud & Clear we take you into the discriminated lives of India’s mothers, sisters, daughters and wives.