Asifa: A Story of Militarisation, Violence and Justice

Price of Silence joint statement with Polis Project (Research. Report. Resistance.) in condemnation of the gang-rape, murder, complacency, impunity of Asifa in Indian Occupied Kashmir.  Introduction Asifa Bano, an eight-year-old Bakherwal Muslim girl went missing from Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on January 10, 2018. Her family filed a First Information Report two days … Continue reading Asifa: A Story of Militarisation, Violence and Justice

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Wake Up America: #MarchForOurLives

To dismantle the gun, we must dismantle the trigger(s), to dismantle the triggers, we must dismantle the mindset. The police sirens wake up Brownsville. The police sirens wake up South Chicago. The police sirens wake up Detroit. The police sirens wake up Skid Row, Los Angeles. Jails and prison violence wakes up America. Wake up … Continue reading Wake Up America: #MarchForOurLives

#JusticeForZainab #ThemToo The Girls & Women Murdered By Rape Culture

What justice can there be for seven-year-old girl who was abducted and raped before being murdered, her body thrown into rubbish like trash? The rape and murder of Zainab, isn't an unfortunate event, it is a daily reality. We forget about all the #Themtoos who aren't here to say #metoo. How long does it take to forget Delta Meghwal , … Continue reading #JusticeForZainab #ThemToo The Girls & Women Murdered By Rape Culture

On the Run from Bullets and Bruises: Ayaan’s Story

I WASN’T BORN yet when I became a refugee for the first time. A man ran into our home while I was still in the womb, to tell my mother that her son had been killed trying to secure food. He warned her to flee to a displaced persons’ camp. My mother refused and was still holding my baby sister when men stormed our home. They shot and killed my sister, who was still an infant.

I woke up next to a rape survivor

A reflection by a cis gender hetero man in witnessing what too many men never introspect. Witnessing the aftermath of rape too often ends with the receding of headlines into the fade of news cycles and social media updates. The pain in transitioning from victim to survivor is an arduous journey won everyday, in every breath over … Continue reading I woke up next to a rape survivor