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.
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.
Aarifa*, a pretty girl from a Mumbai slum, got married at 20 but her husband never consummated the marriage. Her marital woes did not end there as her father-in-law and other male members of the family made several attempts to rape her. Social activist Chinmayee Subash, who supported Aarifa with her eight-year-long legal battle, tells us her story.
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.