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Spotting the Signs of Abuse

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone. It is often hard to identify if someone is facing abuse at home, unless one can see clear signs of physical violence. 462 more words

Domestic Violence

10/18/16 - The Costs of Exclusion: How Gender Inequality Stymies Global Development

Learn about the various manifestations of gender inequality—including intimate partner violence, early forced marriage, discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and access to justice—and how they translate into social and economic costs at the individual, community and macro levels in this talk by Jennifer McCleary-Sills, director of the Global Program on Gender Violence and Rights at the International Center for Research on Women. 202 more words


Child marriages & impact on mental health

The impact of early marriage on the reproductive health of women has been well documented, but the effect on mental health often gets overlooked. Child brides often find themselves struggling to cope with anxiety and depression and find little sympathy or support in their marital home. 398 more words

Child Nutrition

'Ensure proper working of law banning sex tests of foetus'

‘Ensure proper working of law banning sex tests of foetus’

The Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, which aimed at stopping female foeticide and arresting declining sex ratio in India by banning and penalising sex determination of unborn babies, is not being implemented effectively and there is a huge need to sensitise society on it, say experts. 149 more words

Female Feticide

Chapter 2: Blackout

He beat me viciously. He was slapping me, punching me, and kicking me everywhere he could. I had bleeding cuts on my face. I was trying to find a way out but the only unlocked door close to me lead to the balcony and my only option would have been to jump to my death. 993 more words


Chapter 1: Backstory

The first time he hit me was in public. I was at the passport office and it is a busy place, as you can imagine; with long queues winding from every counter and sweaty people gathered in stuffy waiting rooms. 2,046 more words