Post Tagged with: "Domestic Violence"

 Women’s Woe: Masking Insidious Domestic Abuse under Covid-19 Crisis

 Women’s Woe: Masking Insidious Domestic Abuse under Covid-19 Crisis

Written by Divya Sharma & Dr Anita Banerjee Engulfing the globe under its grim, the unprecedented Corona Virus (COVID-19) has surprisingly shown an upsurge in domestic violence cases worldwide. India being the second most populous country has witnessed around 2.5 times spurt in domestic abuse cases since the nationwide lockdown in March 2020, which is the most prevalent form of[Read More…]

by December 27, 2020 Patriarchy
Domestic Violence in India: Has anything changed?

Domestic Violence in India: Has anything changed?

While the entire nation went into a lockdown on March 25, 2020 in a fight against the novel coronavirus, not many could have foreseen that the lockdown would lead to a “shadow pandemic”. As per a recent report by India’s National Commission for Women (NCW), 587 domestic violence complaints had been lodged during March 23 – April 16 period, a[Read More…]

by December 25, 2020 Patriarchy
Self-defense: A simple step towards ending violence against women

Self-defense: A simple step towards ending violence against women

Violence against women:             Violence against women (VAW) is one of the significant problems in the country. It is very underreported because of multiple personal and societal reasons like embarrassment, fear of retaliation, the family’s privacy, and victim-blaming issues by society [1]. According to a study conducted by WHO, at least 1 in 3 (~35%) women faced physical and/or sexual[Read More…]

by December 23, 2020 Patriarchy
Break the silence: Ending gender-based violence is a human rights imperative

Break the silence: Ending gender-based violence is a human rights imperative

“There is a global epidemic of violence against women – both within conflict zones and within societies at peace – and it is still treated as a lesser crime and lower priority” had said Angelina Jolie, actress and then UN Ambassador for refugees more than five years ago. With the onslaught of the pandemic and global public health emergency and[Read More…]

by December 14, 2020 Patriarchy
HUMSAFAR: Liberating domestic violence survivors

HUMSAFAR: Liberating domestic violence survivors

  While traveling through Lucknow, one is bound to come across e-rickshaws and autorickshaws driven by women. The picture of women driving e-rickshaws/autorickshaw across Uttar Pradesh, a state notorious for patriarchy and crime against women, is bound to surprise onlookers. Behind this effort to create livelihood opportunities for women is HUMSAFAR, a Support Center set up for women in 2003[Read More…]

by December 14, 2020 Patriarchy
The Shadow Pandemic- Violence against women during COVID-19

The Shadow Pandemic- Violence against women during COVID-19

One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence. Most of this violence is perpetrated by either their intimate partner or a relative. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, the violence against women, especially domestic violence, has increased significantly. This is known as the Shadow Pandemic. With the reports of the second wave of the[Read More…]

by December 12, 2020 Patriarchy
Women Are Vulnerably ‘Locked Down’ Amid The Pandemonium Of Global Pandemic

Women Are Vulnerably ‘Locked Down’ Amid The Pandemonium Of Global Pandemic

Domestic Violence- the term is definitely not a new thing for any of us. Domestic violence is apparently defined as any form of violence or assault suffered by a person from his/her biological relatives, but specifically a torment suffered by a woman from the male members of her family. Gender based violence has always been embedded deep into the root[Read More…]

by October 29, 2020 Patriarchy
A Purple Poem

A Purple Poem

there is a purple poem on my mother’s neck that my father writes for her every full moon night instead, most poets write on paper but my father writes on mother’s skin she smiles, she says she doesn’t mind says, the purple poem is truly a thing of pride and beauty yet, she keeps it covered, carefully with the ends[Read More…]

by October 28, 2020 Arts/Literature
Phenomenal Surge of Domestic Violence/Gender Violence: The Shadow Pandemic of Humanity 

Phenomenal Surge of Domestic Violence/Gender Violence: The Shadow Pandemic of Humanity 

 The impact of domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse on woman and young girls have been devastating for years. With the ongoing lockdown measures following the Covid-19 pandemic, complications have increased for the victims and also for organizations that provide support. The article raises awareness on this growing shadow pandemic. In the postmodern world torn by war and humanitarian crisis,[Read More…]

by October 27, 2020 Patriarchy
Women And Pandemic

Women And Pandemic

With no surprises, the lockdown is a hard time for everyone around the globe. From last 3 months only unhappiness has been distributed by this pandemic. Leading to stress and depression among people, women are suffering more. A gender gap in mental health already existed before but it has now widened to a large extent. Studies show, the fall in[Read More…]

by June 25, 2020 Patriarchy
Domestic Abuse-the Hidden War in Covid-19

Domestic Abuse-the Hidden War in Covid-19

We are living in the time of Covid-19 pandemic caused by a newly identified coronavirus. This pandemic along with collateral economic crisis has threatened human life all around the globe. However, in these tough times, there is another shadow epidemic of domestic violence, which is putting the physical and mental health of many women in Indian households in danger. The[Read More…]

by May 19, 2020 Patriarchy
Pandemic and System of Power: A Feminist Perspective

Pandemic and System of Power: A Feminist Perspective

The world is facing a health emergency of COVID- 19 which has forced to take some anomalous steps to save human life from this deadly virus. Humans are making efforts to adjust in this uncanny situation. Though this virus is equally dangerous for all of us but a section of society is even adversely affected because of the systematically organized[Read More…]

by April 28, 2020 Patriarchy
Understanding Domestic Violence against Women

Understanding Domestic Violence against Women

  Haya Nahin Hai Zamane Ki Ankh Mein Baqi Khuda Kare Ke Jawani Teri Rahe Be-Dagh (Iqbal)             Violence against woman is a universal phenomenon. The main idea behind this article is to see the multiple forms of violence against women prevalent in our society. Resorting to cruel treatment like sexual assault against her done by her brother-in-law, father-in-law, cousin,[Read More…]

by September 3, 2018 Patriarchy
 Domestic Violence: A Heinous Human Rights Violation in Private Space

 Domestic Violence: A Heinous Human Rights Violation in Private Space

Co-Written By Ashish Kumar Singh and Shirin Shabana Khan Domestic violence in simple terms can be defined as any kind of abusive behavior by the husband or male partner or their relatives (includes male and female relatives). It need not be physical abuse. It could also be verbal, emotional, sexual or economic abuse. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 Human Rights
Domestic Violence Survivor Faced Challenges Headlong And Reclaimed Her Power Back

Domestic Violence Survivor Faced Challenges Headlong And Reclaimed Her Power Back

  “Earlier my husband would taunt me for not conceiving and said that I was barren. Then he became angry when I gave birth to a daughter. He warned me that if I ever produced a girl again, he would kill me. My in-laws would instigate him and he would thrash me. Father and son both used very abusive language[Read More…]

by July 13, 2017 Life/Philosophy
Domestic Violence and Abuse as a Abstract

Revisiting Dabla’s Work On Domestic Violence Against Women in Kashmir Valley

Book Review: Bashir Ahmad Dabla. Domestic Violence Against Women in Kashmir Valley. Srinagar: Jay Kay Book Shop, 2009. XIII+ 115 PP. Rs. 495 (INR). ISBN 81-87221-23-2   Professor Bashir Ahmad Dabla, was a prominent Sociologist the soil of Kashmir has ever produced. He was the founder of the Department of Sociology and Social Work at University of Kashmir. Dabla , has[Read More…]

by July 10, 2017 Patriarchy