Why Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom’s Feud Highlights the Traditional Blame Game

Boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom’s recent split and public feud cause society to confront a very ugly truth.

Thank You Neha Rastogi: An Open Letter to a Domestic Violence Survivor

From an outsider’s perspective, Neha Rastogi and her abuser lived an enviable life. But, behind closed doors, Neha endured frequent beatings and verbal abuse.

‘When Did I Become Your Punching Bag?’: The Unspoken Truth of Domestic Violence

I don’t really remember where it all started. Maybe it was when we were arguing that one cold November night. My memory plays games; at times I can feel the winds, hear the hollowness of the winter that resembles but other times, it’s as if someone put snow over my memory like a blanket. That night you got so upset you slammed your own fist down on our dining table.

An Open Letter to The Men Who Have Assaulted Women

The burden of womanhood is not one I should bear with such heavy heart, it is one that I should carry with joy and pride but yet you make me regret it?

‘Dare to be Distinguished’: Rush Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. 2017

Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority Inc. showed me the various opportunities that Greek life has to offer and I instantly went from being a girl who would never do a sorority to someone who knew she had to join one!

Ladies, Mommies, Aunties…Can We Please Start Talking About Sex With Our Daughters?

With the common South Asian rhetoric used to educate about sex, your daughter is told that she doesn’t control her own body. If not her own body, what does she control?

Watch UN Women Pakistan’s Powerful New #BeatMe Campaign Video

U.N. Women Pakistan recently released a new video to fight against the domestic and sexual violence women face around the world and particularly, Pakistan. U.N.

What it takes to be an Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

I tend to think of myself as a pretty rational and practical person, and I often am, especially when it comes to giving relationship advice to my friends.

Struggles of a Bangladeshi-American Woman who Doesn’t Believe in Marriage but Hopes for Love

As a young girl, I swore I would never marry. Never was I one of those girls who envisioned and planned for a wedding of grandeur. I never dreamt of a faceless man who would one day sweep me off my feet. I never wished to share my deepest thoughts and darkest emotions with someone else. From the very beginning, I was against the entire institution. Marriage, I would say, was not in my future.

SAHELI: A Friend To Victims Of Domestic Violence

The public image of domestic violence of a sad, dejected woman with a black eye, does not accurately portray all the different faces of the issue.

Volunteering For an NGO against Domestic Violence Made me a Better Indian

Soon after I landed in Bengaluru in October 2014, I read a news story about a young Indian North-Eastern couple who had been beaten up by a group of nationalist thugs in Bangalore, the very city where I was born.

Vidya Balan Discusses Domestic Abuse And Her Upcoming Movie ‘Hamari Adhoori Kahani’

After giving us countless hits in the past, it seems like Vidya Balan is en route to hitting another home run with her upcoming film, “Hamari Adhoori Kahani.” The much-awaited movie that also stars

One Brown Girl’s Fight to Help Countless South Asian-American Domestic Violence Victims a Year

As South Asian Americans, many of us think of domestic violence as an old world issue.

Tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal Faces No Jail Time

RadiumOne CEO’s Gurbaksh Chahal dodges jail time for allegedly beating and kicking his girlfriend 117 times during a 30-minute attack last year. The mind-boggling attack was caught on tape via home security footage, but Chahal leaves this case with not one scratch on his back. He will not serve a single day or even an hour of jail time.

Appreciating Women: Past, Present and Future

For Women’s History Month in March, a few BG writers attended an uplifting event to discuss and garner the state of women at New Jersey City University. Saraswati Cultural Association of New Jersey, a nonprofit founded by Anita Chadha , in collaboration with New Jersey City University’s Professional Studies Department, sponsored the event – Appreciating Women: Past, Present and Future.

Sakhi For South Asian Women

by Vaidehi Mujumdar – Follow @Veemuj The organization Sakhi for South Asian…

Don’t be afraid to speak up

Choked. Hot tears crawled down my cheeks, down to his hands. He must have known I was begging him to let go, even though I couldn’t speak. Fallen to my knees, the carpet felt so rough at that moment, like sandpaper.