Category Archives: Publications

Fiery Tales of Courage and Resilience: A Graphic Book by WSS

ANNOUNCING

Fiery Tales of Courage and Resilience /

फूल भी, चिंगारी भी: ताक़त और प्रतिरोध की कहानिया

A Graphic Book with 14 stories of strength based on fact-finding reports, solidarity visits, statements, and articles between 2015-2020. Available in English and Hindi

Click on the links below for a sneak -peak at the first chapters of the book:

Pre-order your copy TODAY! Rs. 100/ – only! Write to booksbywss@gmail.com
Print copies are OUT on April 14th!

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Zulm Zakhm Azaadi: Women’s Voices Of Resistance In Kashmir

Today, 5th August 2020, marks a year since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and the beginning of the clampdown on communication in Kashmir.

A four-member team from WSS had visited Kashmir from September 23-28, 2019 to interact with the people, especially women and children, to understand the present conditions since the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution and the bifurcation of the State into two union territories, and to express solidarity with them in their struggle. The team traveled across the districts of Srinagar, Shopian in the South and Baramulla and Kupwara in the North and interacted with people from various walks of life: older and younger women ‘trapped’ in their homes, schoolteachers, hospital functionaries, hawkers, scrap-dealers, roadside vendors, shopkeepers, orchard owners, taxi and auto drivers, school and college students, lawyers, journalists, and activists. They visited villages and mohallas, courts and hospitals at random and were not guided by anyone.

The observations, conversations and discussions they had during this visit came together asZulm Zakhm Azaadi: Women’s Voices of Resistance in Kashmir‘.

We would like to offer the book to every person interested in understanding what the events of the past year have meant for the life of an ordinary Kashmiri.

Zulm_Zakhm_Azaadi is free to download, but contributions are welcome! Write to us at booksbywss@gmail.com for contributions or to order a hard copy of the book. (Cost = 100/- + courier charges)

 

‘Gavahi’ – A WSS Book on Sexual Violence in South Chhattisgarh

 

This book is a comprehensive compilation of the incidents of sexual violence in South Chhattisgarh, drawing on independent investigations or joint fact findings by WSS.

Pre-order your copy by writing to booksbywss@gmail.com

Title – Gavahi
Language – Hindi
Cost – Rs100/- + Rs40/- postal charges if required.
Bulk orders accepted. Postal charges will be confirmed according to the quantity ordered.

‘Bearing Witness’ – A WSS Book on Sexual Violence in South Chhattisgarh

wss-book-release_16thfebThis book is a comprehensive compilation of the incidents of sexual violence in South Chhattisgarh, drawing on independent investigations or joint fact findings by WSS.

Pre-order your copy by writing to booksbywss@gmail.com

Title – Bearing Witness
Language – English
No. of pages – 128
Cost – Rs100/- + Rs40/- postal charges if required.
Bulk orders accepted. Postal charges will be confirmed according to the quantity ordered.

 

Land, Caste and Sexual Violence Against Dalit Girls and Women in Haryana – A report by WSS

Speak! The Truth Is Still Alive” is an effort to expose and analyse the continuing onslaught of sexual violence against the Dalit girls and women in the state of Haryana in North India. This report i s based on a series of visits by WSS members to villageharyana report covers in the districts of Rohtak, Hisar, Jind, Karnal and Kurukshetra, and interviews with some survivors and their families. WSS holds that it is incumbent on feminists, women’s movements and democratic rights movements to join Dalit movements and Dalit feminists in confronting and questioning the apathy and silence that shrouds the issue of sexual violence against Dalit women in Haryana. This report seeks to bring some of the most recent of these violations under scrutiny, to expose the institutional mechanisms that provide immunity and impunity to perpetrators, and collude with them to attack and intimidate those who are struggling for justice. Click here to read the report.