Vol VI, Issue 4 Date of Publication: October 11, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2021.032

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The Spiral

Rakhi Ghoshal
Episodes of domestic violence are incredibly more common than what is documented. While we have had a law against it in India since 2005, the prevalence of domestic violence is high in India at close to 30 percent (as per National Family Health Survey, 2015-16). Yet, with interventions such as Dilaasa in Maharashtra, Bhoomika in Kerala, and Sukoon in Haryana – among others – visibility has increased; and so has support seeking behaviour. The narrative here is based on my personal observation – with some extensions from my imagination built in to give a structure to the narrative – which jarred as I saw how the consequences of violence can be so debilitating, how violence begets more violence*, becomes a question of contingent power; how it flows on through the survivor, creating more survivors.

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©Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2021: Open Access and Distributed under the Creative Commons license ( CC BY-NC-ND 4.0),
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