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Victims do not stay in a relationship of domestic violence because they want to or choose to. Statistics say that 95% women experience domestic violence. The severity and frequency of this abuse or the trauma caused by the attacker very often increases and suicide could become the potential outcome in such situations. The trauma affects … More Home

Fearing the Abuser indoor and the virus outdoor

Domestic Violence in Meghalaya during the time of COVID Pandemic Recently, on receiving a case of domestic violence over the phone, I realized how helpless we had become in responding to such cases. We were unable to leave our homes; neither could the counselors help the women since her husband had taken away her phone. … More Fearing the Abuser indoor and the virus outdoor

The Culture of Silence that Breeds Intimate Partner Violence

In India, certain issues are shrouded in the garb of ‘maintaining’ the cultural norm; one that silences decades of violence against women and ensures it stays within closed doors. The dominant patriarchal narrative in the country provides open ground for predators to carry out acts of physical, psychological and sexual abuse with judicial leniency. Intimate … More The Culture of Silence that Breeds Intimate Partner Violence