List of Doctors & Lawyers Who Are Willing to Help #MeToo Survivors
Several lawyers on Twitter have offered assistance to survivors of sexual assault, harassment and intimidation.
Talking about a person who sexually harassed you behind closed doors or under the pretext of dropping you home can be scary. Outing your harasser can be like walking a tightrope – it can be an ordeal, having effects on your mental health.
How does one equip themselves against a possible legal suit, in addition to the potential backlash on social media? How does one relive the incident and deal with the pressure of having to recount every word to put forth a factual account?
Here is a list of several lawyers, doctors, psychologists, social workers from across the country who have offered assistance to survivors of sexual assault, harassment and intimidation.
Legal Help in Mumbai:
Legal Help in Delhi
Legal Help in Hyderabad
Legal Help in Punjab and Haryana
One of the lawyers, Veera Mahuli, based out of Delhi told The Quint that there are a lot of legal concerns that the victims might be grappling with, and that it is important to create a collective legal support system.
While all stories are variously disturbing and heartbreaking, not all fit within the legal framework of sexual harassment or assault, Veera says, so the alternatives to legal recourse and awareness regarding laws against sexual harassment will need to be explained.
“The pro bono services that they can offer will be streamlined as per their eligibility and willingness. It’ll help connect survivors to lawyers. This is not just about the movement that we’re now seeing, but the larger movement it will grow into, and seep into other professional fields etc.”Veera Mahuli, Lawyer
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