Oxfam India launches Bano Nayi Soch campaign to end violence against women

Oxfam India today launched ‘Bano Nayi Soch’ campaign to end violence against women and girls in India.  The nation-wide campaign, started from Bihar, coincides with 25 years of the UN designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. ‘Bano Nayi Soch’ campaign...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Unwritten rules of our social conduct

   Social norms are fundamental in allowing violence against women to flourish http://bit.ly/2gb3WeJ Today marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women. Historically, the date is based on the date of the 1960 assassination of the three...

State govts must step up to prioritise Domestic Violence Act

The intention was to make justice more accessible to women who may not always want criminal proceedings but yet sought intervention while keeping the possibility of reconciliation open.A decade is a fairly long time to assess the implementation of any law. This 26th October is the tenth year of the...

Understanding Social Norms Underpinning Domestic Violence in India

Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a gross violation of human rights and one of the most persistent forms of gender inequality and discrimination. One in every two women in South Asia face violence in her dailylife.An estimated 50 million women are ‘missing’ from the population due to...

Violence as an Effective Mode of “Indian” Communication

SharelinesAre we legitimizing violence against women? Take a look social norms that impact #VAW: http://bit.ly/1MgpyxcMany Indian men still think it’s alright to hit a woman. It’s time to challenge these social norms: http://bit.ly/1Mgpyxc As a society that sanctions, legitimises, and even applauds...

ISSUE 5 (August-October-2015) : Raising awareness on social attitudes that lead to violence against women

This Fifth edition focussed on gender, it has truly come a full circle as we prepare to launch a four year multi-country campaign challenging gender based social norms.

Community mobilization for ending violence against women

Violence against women (VAW) is one of the most widespread and least-recognized human rights violations across the world. Of its many manifestations, domestic violence is one of the most pervasive forms. Learn more about the initiative by Humsafar, in and around, Lucknow to end VAW through...

Having Those Difficult Conversations

I have over the years come to realise that there are three categories of people when it comes to women’s rights and gender equality. Those who are intrinsically convinced that women should have the same set of rights as men do and therefore are open to change and even to the backlash that change...