When it comes to shared experiences, women who have struggled with domestic violence come from a family with a history of some form of abuse.
We rarely shun or criticise an act of violence not because we are against the very act – because it happens outside our accepted power structures and threatens to destabilise them.
Pudukottai documents the maximum number of cases of domestic violence in the Tamil Nadu amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With a total of 1,424 cases Pudukottai is followed by the district of Kancheepuram with 819 cases, and Tirunelveli with 705 cases.
The prompt, created in collaboration with UN Women Asia Pacific, is an expansion of Twitter’s #ThereIsHelp prompt, which was launched for the public to find credible information on critical issues.
We often associate “domestic violence” with only physical abuse, forgetting that abuse can be mental, physical, verbal and also financial.
“In our society, we haven’t reached the point where men have needed protection from women. If there comes a time that women have an upper hand, then we will come to amending the laws.” – Justice Kohli
There are too many formalities not keeping in mind that they (migrants) are walking anyway and dying on the roads. Rather than making it simple, the government has made it so complicated that it is a challenge for us. – Yogita Bhayana
A group of women can be seen carrying posters with masked faces. The middle-aged women stood on one side of the road holding messages inked in red.
My parents’ dissatisfaction with each other slowly unraveled into fights and adultery. Yes, I knew my father was cheating on my mother with someone who was also close to me.
The 7 minutes long short film Listen to Her by Nandita Das serves as an eye-opener for the society.
My mother is Marathi and my father is Bengali. We have lived in Kolkata for many years. My father beats…
She says that we’re no different than the malefactors if we don’t speak up for the victims of domestic violence. Although the lockdown was put in place to ensure the security of the masses, it has rendered many people vulnerable to violence.