Violence against women – ‘I Refuse to be Silenced’

She refused to be treated like an object to be bought, sold, traded, or discarded at whim.


A marriage proposal came for her. She met the family, liked them.They liked her.

When the boy’s family demanded a dowry, her parents refused. And then started the torment. Community Correspondent Chanda Bharti from Uttar Pradesh reports.

The names in this video have been changed to protect identities.

She refused to elope with her fiance’ to be.

“If you go on the streets and beg for money, they will give you more money than you’d get from my dowry. If you don’t have the guts to marry me how dare you ask me to elope?”, she asked. She refused to be treated like an object to be bought, sold, traded, or discarded at whim.

But his machismo wouldn’t let him be at peace with this refusal. She would have to ‘pay’. He raped her with his friends, in her own house. He then fed her poison and left her for dead.

She survived and testified against him. She was attacked again- this time they tried to cut her tongue, to silence her.

But she refuses to be silenced. She is Nirbhaya. Fearless. And She is rising for justice. She stopped them from stopping her to live her life the way she wanted.

Published on Dec 14, 2013 on youtube.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuq6jUhbm3c 


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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Video Volunteers is an international media and human rights organization that equips women and men in underdeveloped areas with critical thinking, creative, activist and video journalism skills, enabling entire communities to expose under-reported stories from their communities and take action to right the wrongs. more

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