Vishaka Guidelines

Women's rights

Hindsight: Lessons from the Tehelka scandal

It is clear that among the things done wrongly in the Tehelka scandal, some are obvious (like DO NOT RAPE), others have been discussed (Like DO NOT COVER UP A RAPE) and still more resulted from

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Women's rights

FIR or Sexual harassment committee? #Tehelka

What Tarun Tejpal did at Tehelka’s iThink Festival seems to have more witnesses than it appears. In spite of the victim repeatedly saying she does not want to file an FIR, there is a clamour for exactly that. This bothers me. This bothers me because yet again, activism silences the victim. In supposedly caring for […]

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Tehelka: a bad lapse of judgment and awful misreading of Vishakha guidelines

Tehelka stands on the wrong end of an outrage this time. Tarun Tejpal stands accused of sexual harassment of a young journalist during their iTHINK festival. While I don’t downplay sexual harassment, it is a very common crime. With 90% of women stating that they have been sexually violated at some point, and most sexual […]

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