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The Monthly Exiles

periodFive days ago, Sita Karki, 14, was forced into isolation in a filthy, dark and sweltering cattle shed about 10 minutes away from her home. The reason is that she is menstruating.

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06.02.2017 | 10:36

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Blame victims and the West – India’s way of justifying sexual assaults?

bangaloreAn incident of “mass molestation” on New Year’s Eve in Bangalore has put an ugly spotlight back on sexual assault against women in India. But some officials insist on blaming victims and western values.

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10.01.2017 | 12:14

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Shrouded under a veil of shame – sexual harassment at work

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© imago/Hoch Zwei Stock/Angerer

There was a time sexual harassment at work was an issue shrouded under a veil of shame. Women who were at the receiving end of unwanted sexual attention either from peers or superiors did not report it for fear of ridicule. In case they raised a voice against it, their employment could be terminated. Sexual harassment at work is one of the leading causes of attrition for women at work.

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07.06.2016 | 10:50

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Agents of Ishq – Conversations about sex shouldn’t only be about abuse and rape

© AFP/Getty Images/D. Dutta

© AFP/Getty Images/D. Dutta

The narrative of sex in India tends to have got stuck on the issues of violence, rape and harassment. This is not surprising considering that India is a country in which a majority of the women face sexual violence on a daily basis.

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24.03.2016 | 15:03

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“Why we are so” – Fighting Stereotypes about Women

© Roheena Sajid

© Roheena Sajid

A few months ago some women from Islamabad (Pakistan) organized a conference to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. This conference was organized in one of the universities in Islamabad by the collaboration of “Gender And Woman Studies” department professionals. People from different walks of life attended the conference including politicians, teachers, students and social workers. The basic purpose of this conference was to raise awareness about the rape and harassment.

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17.02.2016 | 12:19

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