Women have been subjected to unimaginable suffering during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Meagre wages, zero paid offs, left over food, confinement to a specific area, restricted visits and contact with family over years is what a woman rescued from forced domestic labor described as a normal life .
Amidst debates on the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a family in Odisha struggles to bring their ‘upper’ caste perpetrator to task.
Rape survivors are often further violated by upholders of the law, who are either unaware of amendments in law or not sensitive enough to support survivors.
Nine years ago in Shopian, two women from the same family were raped and murdered. There has been no justice since, and that is what they say is justice denied.
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.