SAHIL is an organization in
Pakistan that works exclusively on child sexual abuse and exploitation.
Books, Films, Papers
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Bitter Chocolate, by Pinki
Virani. A nonfiction book about incestual abuse in India which
starts with the author's own experiences as a child.
Cereus Blooms at Night, by Shani Mootoo. The story of Mala
Ramchandin, an old woman at a rest home, Tyler, her gay caretaker,
her cruel father who sexually abused her, and her vanished mother.
Blasphemy, by Tehmina
Durrani. A controversial novel from Pakistan. The pir (mullah) in
the book lives a life of orgiastic debauchery, and the victims are
the women of his household and the community.
An Obedient Father, by Akhil Sharma. Ram Karan is a
57-year-old corrupt bureaucrat in the Delhi school system, who
repeatedly molests his daughter.
Voices from the Silent Zone. A case study by RAHI, a
Delhi-based support center for female victims of incest.
The Children We
Sacrifice is a 61-minute video by Grace Poore. It "makes
visible the ways in which families prioritize family harmony,
honor and duty over accountability and pursuit of justice for
victims". More information on the film at
on the Inside, a new project by Grace Poore which focuses on the
perpetrators of incestuous sexual abuse. It attempts to answer
like 'Why?' 'Does counselling or punishment work?'. See the website
for more info.