Since 1986, Bailancho Saad is collaborating with different organisations, and working towards women rights, equality and dismantling patriarchy.
Community Correspondent Shanti Baraik reports on cases of domestic violence and abuse and on the structures of power and everyday practices that lead to such violence. Through her videos, she hopes to give more power to survivors.
In a society where women are shamed for seeking justice in cases of domestic violence and called out for alleged ‘false complaints’, Gyanwati’s resilience is encouraging.
The highest number of crimes against women in India is because of “cruelty” by the husband or his family, with a dismal conviction rate.
After having faced domestic violence for 14 years of her marriage, when Parvin decided to separate, her husband took revenge by attacking and disfiguring her.
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The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was passed in 2005 to ensure the safety of women against domestic violence. However, a decade later, women like Mamta, from Uttar Pradesh, remain without justice. Hailing from Baritola village of Ambedkar Nagar in UP, Mamta has been a victim of domestic...