We Never Learn

The script plays out practically every year. So while it is sickening to the gut, it has become par for the course.Young men and women celebrate to ring in the New Year. The revelries take a wrong turn when a few men/ boys believe that it is ok to paw, grab, grope, and molest women around them....

Meet the women who are standing up against domestic violence

Though the 2015 figures of VAW show a marginal reduction from the 2014 data, the cases are still rampant. Due to the stigma attached more often than not incidents of physical, mental and sexual violence go unreported. In India, Oxfam India is working in six states to end the social acceptance of...

10 Years of Domestic Violence Act: The Way Ahead

A case of India and MalawiViolence against women and girls (VAWG) has been defined as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty,...

Tale of Two Women

A few weeks ago I chanced upon an article about an alleged suicide of a 30-year-old woman. The victim, a doctor with a reputed hospital in New Delhi, was harassed by her husband and in-laws for dowry. The doctor, as per newspaper reports, had injected herself with a poisonous substance to end her...

Implementing PWDVA: Safeguarding women

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, and yet, the least recognised of human rights violations across the world. Manifest in many forms, the most common form experienced by women globally is physical violence inflicted by an intimate partner. Documenting this...