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March 31, 2014

“Gulabi Gang” is a community of women in India who track down & beat abusive husbands with lathis. (Photo)

“The Gulabi Gang uses lathis, bamboo sticks. They only use the lathis as a last resort—if the men resort to violence. Initially founded to combat domestic violence, the Gulabi Gang works to advance human rights.”

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For context: Bride Burning.

Aggression feeds aggression. Violence does not solve violence—but being able to protect themselves, using their bamboo sticks only as a result…and most effectively raising media awareness and changing the very culture that says “this is okay”…that is effective. 

A Documentary: “…She caught fire while cooking and died…they don’t want an investigation and are quite satisfied…”

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“New movie based on Gulabi Gang coming soon” (not a documentary 😉 )

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