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16 Days of Activism

YPRL Staff

17 November, 2021

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Running from 25th of November to the 10th of December, the global theme for this year is “Orange the world: End violence against women now.

Content Warnings: family violence/abuse, domestic violence/abuse, death, abuse, bullying, sexual assault, Islamophobia, war, racism, death of a child, sexual abuse of children, alcohol and drug use.

When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

Sharp and courageous, When I Hit You: Or, Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife tells the story of a young Indian writer who, after marrying a university professor, enters a life of psychological manipulation and abuse.

The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar

Five months pregnant, Amani suffered an unimaginable tragedy when she lost her mother in a brutal act of violence. The perpetrator—her father. A brilliant and heartbreaking memoir, The Mother Wound delves into intergenerational trauma and grief, the role of motherhood, and the resilience of women.

See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Gripping and important, See What You Made Me Do delves into the domestic abuse experienced by women and children. Investigative journalist Jess Hill breaks down stereotypes and presents a scathing analysis of the justice system, highlighting its gross inadequacies in protecting victims of domestic abuse.

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