Anjali Chhabra

Anjali Chhabra is a postgraduate student in the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution. She can be reached via email at: anjalichhabra.91 [at]

Govt. Takes Action, Formulates Policy on How to Make a Rapist [Satire]

All-party meet in Delhi (Image Credit:

[Following is a satirical take on the government’s incompetence in dealing with the culture of sexual violence against women in India. This is a work of fiction.] The Indian State has come up with a never tried before path-breaking formula, what it calls a “sure-shot way to produce a rapist.” In fact, for the first time ever, there seems to ...

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Women in Border Districts of Jammu: Invisible Victims of a Larger War

A random resident of Sailan village in Surankote tehsil of Punch district in the state of Jammu And Kashmir, walking by on a street. Sailan village is the location of a massacre that took place in August of 1998 in which 19 members of three families were allegedly shot dead during an indiscriminate firing by a group of police and the army personnel; Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 (Photo: Courtesy Anjali Chhabra)

Generally, women’s experiences of armed conflict are multiple, and may be classified as — vulnerable victims and associated with it is their experiences as survivors, peace-builders, and perpetrators of conflict. However, in all these contexts the effect is both negative as well as positive. Conflict may have grave implications for women while at the same time it may create new ...

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