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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.

Jharkhand Contractor Commits Sexual Violence Against Pregnant Woman | COVID-19

 
/ December 14, 2020

Women have been subjected to unimaginable suffering during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Police Conniving With Accused Who Allegedly Burnt His Wife Alive

 
/ December 1, 2020

A woman is brutally killed in West Bengal and police, instead of nabbing the culprits is working with them.

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Hathras Protests Reach Mumbai Amid Calls For Justice

 
/ October 16, 2020

Many civil society organisations are questioning the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.

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Odisha’s Transgender Community Helps Tide Over COVID-19 Pandemic

 
/ August 21, 2020

Despite lack of respect and fundamental rights, transgenders are helping the Indian society where every effort counts

Community Survey

Chhattisgarh Villagers Protest Against Hundreds Lining Up to Buy Liquor

 
/ August 19, 2020

Chhattisgarh women protest against a liquor shop where hundreds of men line up everyday to buy liquor.

Community Survey

Marital Rape During COVID Pandemic

 
/ August 17, 2020

Our community correspondent reports on the 'silent pandemic' of domestic violence

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...