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.
Indirect impacts of the lockdown also include delay in the modification of existing policies that allow forced genital mutilation and child marriages across many regions in the world. Because of this, two million more cases of forced genital mutilated are expected to occur in this duration.
After the lockdown ends and the country is back on its normal routine, will the short span of partial women’s safety end too? Will the daily struggle of a woman to ensure her safety resume?