I have anxiety…. I feel stress, I am affected mentally…. That moment comes to my mind every day…. I always remember that day.
—Tirhas S. (not her real name), 44-year-old sexual violence survivor, Tigray, March 16, 2021
For women like me, what is #MeToo? Poverty and stigma mean we can never speak out. There is no place safe for women like us. Not our workplaces, nor our homes, and not the road we take.
–Shalini (name changed), a domestic worker, Gurgaon…
This is what I have to say about the wounds on the body of the said accused. Since he was a hard core criminal, he refused to give any information. It was essential to get that information from him, that’s why [the police] used the “truth…
The rape and murder of a student in New Delhi on December 16, 2012, followed by large public protests, has led to a great deal of soul searching about the problem of sexual violence in India. Politicians, lawyers, women’s rights activists, and…
Dignity on Trial
India’s Need for Sound Standards for Conducting and
Interpreting Forensic Examinations of Rape Survivors
I. Summary and Recommendations
The Finger Test
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Thirty-eight-year-old Mehboob Mansoori lost eighteen family members in the massacre of Muslims in the neighborhood of Gulmarg Society, Ahmedabad. He was interviewed by Human Rights Watch three weeks after the attack. His story is representative…