Despair And Hope In The Times Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is increasingly becoming a familiar reality in the lives of women in India. Here are some stories of despair, and hope.

Keeping in mind the gruesome incidents that have taken place over the years against women, many of us would come to the conclusion that a woman’s safest abode is her home. Think again. The danger could be lurking in our own homes – women’s lives can be in grave danger at the hands of their abusive husbands, partners, and in-laws, too.

I chose to write about domestic violence, is because it’s the story of so many Indian women, or at least the ones who I personally know. Most of us have experienced it first-hand, in some form or the other in our own marriages, or have witnessed it happening to our own sisters, mothers and friends.

If the abuse did not emanate from the husband, then it perhaps was from the in-laws or other members of the family. And it’s painful to see our loved ones suffering unnecessarily in the name of family tradition and values. This article has weaved together a few stories to understand the problem from a woman’s perspective….continue reading the rest of the post here -> Despair And Hope In The Times Of Domestic Violence.

Note : This Post was first published in Women’s Web.


5 thoughts on “Despair And Hope In The Times Of Domestic Violence

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  1. It’s a real tragedy with the patriarchal system and prejudice giving boost of the male ego of superiority and dominance. Real sad how we are educated which is wrong in itself.
    Happy Diwali, Diana:)

    1. The Patriarchal system is one of the prime contributing factors of the rise of domestic violence and in many families, men are brought up with the notion that dominating women is a sign of man’s power, which is so wrong….. Thanks for the kind wishes and wish you the same Vishal 🙂

  2. Sadly domestic violence is a global issue. It´s good that we stand up and speak up against it. Thank you for that! 🙂

  3. Domestic violence takes so many forms, and is so common even among the educated and financially independent women … its a sad state of affairs, a lot of awareness is definitely required.. and women need to be empowered to say no to violence.. thanks for sharing this post diana ..

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