“And here you are living despite it all.”
-Rupi Kaur

Domestic Violence Team

"Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is brave even if you stumble a little on your way out the door."

Background

Domestic Violence is a prevailing evil in many societies, and it has only festered over time. Cis women, trans men and women and non binary individuals are common targets of domestic violence. A large number of intimate partner abuse that goes unreported is that against cis men. Popular to contrary belief cis men also account for a substantial chunk of victims of domestic violence. 

31 percent of trans and intersex individuals self-identified as domestic abuse survivors according to a study in 2013.

It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. 

Along came Covid19 Pandemic and the world was thrown into Lockdown. Studies showed incidence of domestic violence rising as victims were forced to stay at home with their abusers. Unemployment and hunger along with many other frustrations of the pandemic also added to the problem, worsening mental health of the abusers, especially where individuals were dependent on their counterparts financially, and further damaging the emotional and physical well being of the victims.

Our Purpose

Our purpose, is to unleash a movement around the Globe that advances the rights of victims and survivors by ensuring awareness and spreading education about various aspects of domestic violence- ranging from medicolegal aid to self-defense. We believe this is a step towards empowering all underpowered communities and a greater quality of life for all.

Our Objectives

  • To raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence in target communities 
  • To bust common myths and misconceptions about domestic violence
  • To create a one stop network of professionals like lawyers, doctors and mental health professionals.
  • To start a conversation about this issue in ignorant populations
  • To bring in more students to help increase the outreach of this campaign
  • To train students to recognise and identify signs of domestic violence in their circles 
  • To train students through workshops and training sessions to become first respondents in cases of domestic violence
  • To make a database of hotlines, helplines and first respondents- region wise and make it available on our website and social media handles
  • To get NGOs and organisations on board as allies 
  • To empower victims of domestic violence and provide them with the resources to achieve social, financial and emotional independence

Contact Us:

womenshealthteamsac@gmail.com