Domestic violence is a legally punishable offense in India.Yet one in three women between the ages of 15 face violence at home. It also rose sharply during the COVID-19 lockdowns. This violence can be physical, sexual, emotional or even financial. If you are suffering from it, what can you do to break the cycle? We bring to you some practical advice and tips.
Thappad shows the reality of many Indian households where men can do anything and get away with it easily – even physical abuse! Love Matters condemns domestic violence and gives Thappad it’s stamp of approval for shining a spotlight on this issue.
She knew that their relationship was heading no where and yet she was caught in it. He had her intimate pictures and could blackmail her. She tells Love Matters India what she did to get out of that messy situation.
Being in love is an amazing feeling – but not for everyone. Relationships occasionally turn sour and can lead to abuse of various kinds. One such form of abuse is blackmailing. Love Matters India helps you understand blackmail and how to deal with it.
One in three women have experienced violence in their lifetime. Most often when we think of violence against women, we think of women being raped by strangers or burnt by their in-laws. While this is true, violence can also occur in so called ‘normal’ everyday situations that we often ignore because they seem inconsequential. But they are not. We all play a role in creating a culture in which violence against women grows and therefore we all have the responsibility to change it. Here’s what we can do to end the culture of violence around us.
Kumar started dating Sharad in 2013 after a casual Facebook chat. They both had some behavioural issues but things took an ugly turn when they started living together. Kumar was controlling and Sharad started abusing physically and verbally. Kumar tells us their story...
Nisha*, a creative designer from Delhi was raised in a very liberal, open-minded family where girls were treated no lesser than boys. However, her marriage to Gaurang*, who abused her physically and mentally, shattered her confidence.
A classic type of intimate partner violence (IPV) is when a person tries to track and control his or her partner's behaviour. That's when showing a keen interest in a partner's life crosses the line into abuse. Check out our top five myths about intimate partner stalking.
Marital rape is a hidden form of sexual violence. Since it happens inside what should be the safety of a marriage, victims often find it hard to get support. Nina Mathur shares her experience and tells us how it is also interrelated with other forms of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), better known as domestic violence.