Surviving Domestic Violence
in India

Despite the passing of India’s Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (2006), civil society organisations report ongoing societal and infrastructural challenges in reducing the gap between legal and policy provisions, and access to support, services, and justice for survivors of domestic violence.

Where access to, and awareness of the law is uneven or lacking, our research with survivor-victims of domestic violence asks: what are the informal, non-legal and everyday practices that women engage in to cope, seek justice, and build resilience in the context of trauma?

The project engages documentary photography in dialogue with survivors’ testimonies to capture, and make visible, the everyday and enduring nature of domestic violence. See our open access gallery. 

The research is funded by the British Academy under their Heritage, Dignity and Violence programme (2020-2022)