Stories

Light is a new beginning | Tara’s* story

In the eyes of many young women who’ve been sexually harmed, justice means overcoming stigma and shame attached to abuse and moving forward with their lives. To live with a supportive family, and even starting a family of their own. Tara’s story beautifully portrays this new beginning. Tara was 16 years old when she moved from West Bengal to Delhi …

Light is Justice | Navya’s* story

Many times, people equate convictions in court with justice.  While convictions validate a victim’s story and may play an important role in securing justice, true justice requires much more. Navya* is quiet and shy but has a constant smile on her face. She grew up in a village in northern India. After her father died, her mother re-married and sent …

Archana’s Courage

As I look back on CSJ’s journey, it’s been encouraging when people express how they are moved by our work. In late 2013, shortly after CSJ started operations, CSJ supporter Kimberly Hocking painted a watercolor and wrote a poem that reflected the courage of one of our first cases: a gangrape of a teenage girl named Archana. The case details …