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I have been talking about crime and violence against women in my previous posts. This time I am going to deviate slightly from that angle and going to speak about another equally important topic, namely, a crime against children. Just like women, children are extremely vulnerable to different types of crimes and abusive behavior from sociopaths who often take advantage of their innocence and immaturity.Some forms of child abuse and violence could be different than those committed against women; however, the intensity and impact can be as severe. Some of these crimes can destroy the life of a budding soul before...

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Workplace harassment is one of those women-centric issues that have the potential to negatively impact the life of a working woman. Not only does it make a serious dent in her self-respect but it also severally affects her overall well-being and productivity, which, in turn, can have negative repercussions that the entire organization has to suffer.Women empowerment is one such area that has gained much attention in the recent years – worldwide as well as in India. The popular #MeTooIndia movement is a striking example of this social revolution. However, there are some darker mindsets that poison the very work...

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There is nothing casual about Casual Sexism as the concept is directly related to sex-based discrimination against women. If a woman is treated differently than how a man would be treated in the same situation, the possibility is that an underlying sexist prejudice is working there. In today’s post, we are going to probe a little into the concept of casual sexism and understand what it is, how it affects women and how to deal with it. What is casual sexism? Let us start with the definition. Just like racism, sexism is a form of prejudice or stereotypical thinking against...

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Heinous crimes against women are not a new or uncommon phenomenon in our society. Women have been treated badly and been exploited for selfish motives for centuries by power-hungry men. Whether it is rape, sexual harassment, acid attack, eve-teasing or any form of domestic violence; the sick mentality behind these crimes is the same; what has changed over the years is the ways of committing them. An acid attack is a relatively new form of cruelty against women that devastates many innocent lives every year in India. It takes an extraordinary amount of courage to get over a soul-crushing experience...

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I remember my childhood days when I used to go for long walks, late in the evenings, with my elder sister on the lonely streets of Border Security Force Cantonment. Those are one of the most precious memories of my life that I still treasure close to my heart. I felt completely safe even on those secluded streets as my sister used to lovingly hold my hand while walking. The thought of personal safety didn’t even cross my mind then. I would be so happily engrossed in the beauty of the world around me. All my senses were fine tuned-into...

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