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Corrective Rape: Punishment for Violating Gender & Sexual Orientation Norms

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on what corrective rape is, its various facets, and the Indian laws relevant to this abuse. What you, as a survivor, are experiencing, post confronting a traumatic experience is normal. What you, as a bystander, are going through while supporting a survivor is absolutely okay and typical too!  If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

Written By: Megha Kishore

Organization Name

Region

Phone Number

Email

Description

Transgenie

+91-7338321413

Supports transgender survivors of gender-based violence

Queerythm

+91-9745545559

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence. Available in English, Malayalam, and Tamil – 24×7

Sappho for Equality

+91-98315 18320

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence. Available from 12 pm – 8 pm except Mondays

Humsafar

Delhi

011-460166995

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence.

Humsafar

Mumbai

02226673800 from 12-8pm6.

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence.

Tweet Foundation Helpline for Transmen and Transwomen

9315550875

Supports trans men and trans women who have faced violence. Also available on WhatsApp from 9 am to 6 pm.

TARSHI

092266021333 across India

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence.

Swabhava

+91 80 2223 0959

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence. Available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil.

Parivarthan Helpline

Bangalore

+91 7676 602 602

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence. Available in Bengali, English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil.

iCALL helpline

Mumbai

+91 22 2552 1111

Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence. Available in Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu.

TARSHI

Delhi

5090913

For Vodafone and Tata Docomo Users. Supports LGBTQIA++ persons who have faced violence.

Queerbatore

orinam.net@gmail.com with ‘Queerbatore’ in the subject list

An informal social and support group, Queerbatore, has been in existence since 2015.

Sahayatrika Helpline

Kerala

+91-9744955866 on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday between 4 pm – 7 pm.

sahayatrika@gmail.com

Provides support for lesbian, bisexual women and transgender people.

Good As You

Bangalore

080-2223-095915

Provides counseling for LGBTQIA+ persons.

LesBiT

Bangalore

080-23439124

Provides support for lesbian, bisexual women and transgender people. Telephone helpline works for two days in a week - Saturdays (11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Sundays (11.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for lesbian and bisexual women, and female-to-male transgender individuals)

InnerSight Counselling & Training Center

Bangalore

+91-80-41649080 or Mobile: +91-96114 05684

Provides counselling services that are sensitive to the issues and concerns of LGBT people.

Sahaya Help Line

Bangalore

080-223 0959 (Only on Tuesdays and Fridays, between 7p.m. and 9.00p.m.)

sahayabangalore@hotmail.com

Provides counselling services that are sensitive to the issues and concerns of LGBT people.

Sangama

Bangalore

9945601651 / 52 9945601653 / 54 9945231493

Provides support for sexual minorities.

Sappho Helpline

+91 98315 18320 (10 am – 9 pm)

Provides support for anyone from the LGBTIQ community, friends and families, who is seeking help. In addition to the helpline, SFE functions as a support group for lesbians, bi women and transmen.


SAATHII information line for LGBT and sexual health issues

033 2484 4841 (Mon, Wed, Fri; 12-5 pm)

info@saathii.org

Umang

Mumbai

+91 22 2667 380

Provides support group in Mumbai, and helpline for lesbians, bi women and transmen

Sangini

011-55676450

Helpline for lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning women. Tuesdays 12 pm to 3pm and Fridays 6pm to 8pm.

SAATHII

0674 657 1222 (Mon, Wed, Fri; 12-5 pm)

info@saathii.org

Information line for LGBT and sexual health issues.


What is corrective rape?

Corrective Rape was initially recognized as rape perpetuated by heterosexual men against lesbian women to correct or cure their homosexuality. Heterosexual men considered this as a form of punishment for being homosexual and for violating traditional representations of gender and sexual orientation.


In recent times, this terminology is being used when rape is perpetrated against any person who does not conform to traditional gender norms and sexual orientation (like the LGBTQIA + community).


Corrective Rape is also known as curative rape or homophobic rape (Doan-Minh, n.d.).

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