In Focus


The strength of a man is known by the way he treats the weak. With the series of stories in the media on women and the way they are treated by men and the authorities, we thought it’s time to focus on solutions. Women are victimised and manhandled at home, treated like their paternal property under the guise of family honour and face the worst at home itself. Worse still, is when they choose to move out and fight the offenders, the system works against them. The neighbourhood rogue positions himself as her ‘brother’ and aligns with the offender parent to ensure her silence. The police, on their part, only further the chauvinist view further: “Aakhir tumhara baap hi toh hai (he is your father afterall),” they say.

DraftCraft’s ‘The Woman Survivor’ is an initiative to help the woman survivor. The endeavour is to bring a change in hard-nosed mindsets...for good!

The Woman Survivor brings on one platform the latest on women rights and issues. News, legal issues, cases, state initiatives are critically reviewed to provide an unbiased and informed legal opinion.

The information provided can be used for reference and/or reproduced in the media but only verbatim, 'as is' and with complete and proper attributions. Any attempt or use in an altered form will tantamount to misrepresentation or mistake for which The Woman Survivor will not be held responsible. The act may also invite legal action for defamation and copyright violation.

The Woman Survivor campaign and its team of volunteers and experts works on a wide range of issues to protect and empower women. Key areas of work include:

Domestic Violence: Physical, Emotional, Financial or Sexual abuse of any kind is violence and violation of law. The abuse could be perpetrated by a parent, relative or spouse.

Online Abuse: Social Media and Internet has pervaded our lives and all its dimensions. Online stalking, harassment and online abuse are offences punishable by law.

Child Abuse: One big area that has not been addressed appropriately is child abuse. A child abused at a tender age by family member, relative or a stranger can be traumatised for life. It is imperative to spread awareness, shun the taboo associated with it and provide a strong support system to an abused child.

Sexual Harassment at Workplace: In the absence of knowledge of law, lack of support or infrastructure from organisations, taboo associated and compulsions to continue with their 'jobs' a lot of women endure harassment at workplace be it sexual, emotional or verbal. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act came into effect in 2013. To protect young girls and women at work, awareness and implementation is important.