Sexual Violence and Stigma associated with Tea- tribes Women

  • Miss Monika Gogoi


This paper seeks to understand the kind of sexual violence, related social stigma before and after sexual violence and its impact on the life of tea garden women worker of Assam by using the concept ‘intersectionality’. Their identity as women, tea tribe and poverty are interrelated with each other. The kinds of sexual violence experience by women are different across class, caste, and ethnicity, place and so on. Sexual violence includes any sexual act targeting a person’s sexuality or gender identity which may not only be physical but also mental, such as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism etc. On the other hand stigma is an attribute that conveys devalued stereotypes. Millions of stigma is associated with women, belonging to tea garden worker added it.