Monthly Archives: May 2021

WSS Statement On Making Movement Spaces Save For Women

STAND UP FOR THE REPEAL OF THE THREE FARM ACTS!!

STAND UP AGAINST PATRIARCHY!!

Public Statement by WSS

3MAY, 2021

Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) stands firmly and unconditionally with survivors from various movement spaces, who have come forward with their testimonies of sexual assault, harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence on social media from Trolley Times, Swaraj Abhiyan and SFS. We are thankful to these survivors for finding the courage to share their traumatic experiences. Those who have spoken up are active in the united movement demanding the repeal of the three farm Acts, spearheaded by the mass organizations of farmers and agricultural laborers. And the named perpetrators include men who were active within the same progressive organisations and spaces.

We deeply mourn the tragic death of 25-year-old Momita Basu from Covid infection on April 30 in a hospital in Bahadurgarh. She had travelled to the Tikri border in Haryana with the Kisan Social Army who she met when they visited West Bengal. As close sources reveal, she was struggling to protect herself from the continuous harassment of its leading member. Instead of getting any justice, she had been asked to return back to Bengal. Perhaps there is a real paucity of mechanisms of redressal or lack of skills among the peasant unions.

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