Articles by Kirthi Jayakumar

Kirthi Jayakumar is a researcher working at the intersection of gender, peace, and security. She is the founder of The Gender Security Project and coded an app for survivors of gender-based violence, called Saahas.

This article is part of a special series: Safety of women in Indian cities In December 2012, it felt like the ground under my feet was shaking. An upheaval seemed underway. True to the sensation, the world around me also began to show signs of an epoch-making era ahead of it: one that would call out the lackadaisical approach to violence against women, one that would witness radical changes in the laws and the security sector in ways that would prioritise justice for survivors of violence.ย  In December 2019, it felt like nothing had changed. Seven years had passed since…

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