Tag: Violence against women

Women lead the battle to ban alcohol in rural India

 
/ August 7, 2015

As dusk falls across the village of Paraghat in Chhattisgarh, women from the community gather around in large groups. Armed with long sticks and whistles, they walk around inspecting every corner for suspicious activities. This daily vigil has become an integral part of making sure that no one consumes alcohol...

I am Nirbhaya

 
/ December 16, 2013

A year ago tens of thousands came out in protest on the streets in India. Angry, hurt and exhausted that it had happened again, another girl had lost her life to a sexual assault of the most brutal kind. The collective Indian memory remembers her as Nirbhaya, the fearless oneβ€”perhaps...

FIR denied to a Survivor of Domestic Violence

 
/ April 26, 2016

India has entered into a new millennium, termed as the development phase but from the dawn of civilization till today but women under the patriarchal society of India continue to be oppressed and ill-treated. A woman is subjugated – dependent, weak, exploited and faces gender discrimination in every sphere of...

Woman thrashed and abandoned for not paying dowry

 
/ October 13, 2015

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...

Surviving Domestic Violence

 
/ February 14, 2014

“The first year of my marriage was happy… For the next eight years, grave acts of violence were committed against me by my husband and in laws”, says Shivba Manohar who has, with her two children, left that hellish nightmare behind. Community Correspondent Shanti Yevtikar brings you her story from...

I Refuse to be Silenced

 
/ February 14, 2014

The names in this video have been changed to protect identities. A marriage proposal came for her. She met the family, liked them.They liked her. When the boy’s family demanded a dowry, her parents refused. And then started the torment. Community Correspondent Chanda Bharti from Uttar Pradesh reports. She refused...