Five years after the 181 Women’s Helpline was launched as a comprehensive support system for women, here’s looking at what it takes to build networks of support and solidarity that are sensitive, survivor-centric and just.
The highest number of crimes against women in India is because of “cruelty” by the husband or his family, with a dismal conviction rate.
Nati was one of the 130 children who go missing and often fall victim to trafficking every day in India. Sold for 70,000 rupees, she was forcibly married and abused for a year before she managed to come back home.
For nine long years that Nagma was missing, the police took no action to trace her and is doing little now to punish her traffickers.
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.