Her father and husband always fear for her safety, yet are supportive of her crusade against molesters. Her advice: Don’t back down, report the offenders. Shara Ashraf
Humiliated and under immense social pressure, the mother of two often thought of committing suicide after the incident, but chose to live. "Today no man can dare to look me in the eye," she says.
Persistent molestation, ridicule and threat to my life did nothing to melt my steely resolve. Then, on February 15, 2006, I was made to pay for my courage when my stalker — a tenant at our Mansarovar Park home in east Delhi — threw acid on my face. Sumit Saxena
The victim filed a complaint with the college authorities, who requested her to withdraw the complaint. A similar incident took place again but no action was taken. A student shares her disgust.
Delhiites are not as heartless as last month’s shocking gang rape made them out to be. Acid attack victim Reenu Sharma’s heart-wrenching story on January 14 moved a dozen readers to offer money to do everything possible to get her vision back.
Exactly one month after the Delhi gang rape shook the nation, a college student was allegedly molested on a state-owned Haryana Roadways bus on Tuesday morning while her co-passengers kept watching, amused by the show.
Women are still struggling to feel secure in the city — they are afraid to take buses, don’t stand up for themselves when someone outrages them, and prefer to travel in groups than alone, reports Aakriti Vasudeva
The victim stood up for herself — she divorced her first husband and got her boss arrested. Today, she is happy with her second husband and two kids.
She was the privileged first girl child in her family but her innocence ended early. The ordeal still continues. She believed that being a girl was a curse, at least in the kind of society we live in. But she deserved to feel lighter; she needed to unburden herself.
A British citizen, married into an affluent family in Delhi, shares the trauma she faced at the hands of her husband and father-in-law, both well-placed psychiatrists. Her husband videotaped her and blackmailed her into submission.
Nearly 15 lakh domestic helps in Delhi lead mundane, insecure lives only because they can't afford to give up or even relocate. They are routinely harassed - on the streets and within homes. Nivedita Khandekar
When we talk about waking India up, we're talking about waking up a language from its slumber - Hindi can't be used to talk about sex, says an author whose introduction to sexuality began with violence. Palash Krishna Mehrotra
Delhi’s 10,000 transgenders, disowned by families, are constantly used as sex toys by men in uniform. A victim said she lost count of the number of times she had been raped by both criminals and cops. Shara Ashraf reports.
She thought the nine years of being a fiercely independent working professional had made her tough. Tough enough to sternly deal with lewd remarks and wolf whistles from strangers. Rhythma Kaul
Sexual harassment is a reality that most women have learnt to live with. Ignoring it, however, won’t make it go away, but may make it even worse. Dr Samir Parikh advises.