One Billion RisingThe One Billion Rising Blog brings together views on violence against women and the movement to protest against gender crimes. Worldwide, more than a billion people will take part in protests, marches, songs and dance on February 14th, 2013 to express solidarity with the cause.
Women in Kashmir have become victims of violence over the last few decades now. She has faced violence as a daughter, as a wife, as a daughter-in-law and last but not the least, as a girl who was just passing by and fell prey to hooligans. An analysis of the pre-conflict societal set up of Kashmir will reveal that there was little chance then that a woman would get exploited or become a victim of violence. But after the outburst of conflict, lots of ugly changes took place. In other words, the societal set up got distorted and nothing remained the same. People changed and so did the behaviour of Kashmiris towards women.
Kashmiri people have always been known for their hospitality and kindness. It never was a violent society violence against anyone, be it man or woman. But times changed...Read more...
More about Qurat Masoodi
Qurat Masoodi is a researcher & social activist based in Kashmir.
A war is on between todays modern and increasingly independent Indian woman and a society still trapped in the traditions of patriarchy and inequality. While we want to keep