When a Reputed Journalist Defends Vikas Barala, We Must Ask Ourselves Where We Stand.

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Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: thewire.in The image below is a screen grab of a LinkedIn post made by Haresh Kumar, a Senior Sub-Editor from reputed national daily Dainik Bhaskar arguing that the #ChandigarhStalking case should not be treated as an attempt to kidnap and sexually assault the survivor: Haresh is of course referring to the […]

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Indian Acid Attack Survivor to Walk the Ramp at NYFW.

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Image: makelovenotscars.org In a historic event for both the worlds of fashion and women’s rights – acid attack survivor, Reshma Quereshi from India, aged 19, will be walking the ramp on the 8th of September at New York Fashion Week. Reshma is just one of the thousands of women who are attacked with acid by […]

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Explaining Gender Violence Through Evolution.

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Image: startinn.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Navya Mishra. This is an attempt at presenting the concept of evolutionary programming that may explain a bizarre, violent need to set and enforce a code of conduct for a subgroup within a population and, the psyche of intolerance that goes with violation of that code. […]

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