Sexual Abuse we don't talk about; INCEST. | Dr. Syeda Ruksheda | TEDxNMIMSBangalore



With the #MeToo movement we are now, more than ever before talking about harassment,
violations, boundaries, gender inequalities, trauma and their far reaching impact on
individuals, communities and society in all areas of life. And yet, the most prevailing abuse;
incest, is still a topic we shy away from. Incest is defined as forbidden sexual intercourse
between family members but we will include any behavior that is sexually inappropriate for
our discussion today – undesired touch, assault, rape, inappropriate exposure to nudity of
self or others, sexually suggestive language, showing pornography, sexual grooming, abuse
of power based on sexual activity, etc.

Dr. Syeda Ruksheda is an eminent Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, born and raised in Mumbai.
With a thriving private practice in Lokhandwala, Mumbai, spanning over 18 years, she specializes in
adolescents, young adults, women, and families. A passionate advocate of community mental
health, Dr. Ruksheda consults weekly at various centres to provide quality affordable mental health
care to all. She volunteers for talks and workshops for NGOs, schools, and colleges, working towards
awareness and prevention of psychological illnesses through her public service initiative – MARG. Dr. Syeda Ruksheda is an eminent Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, born and raised in Mumbai. With a thriving private practice in Lokhandwala, Mumbai, spanning over 18 years, she specializes in adolescents, young adults, women, and families.
A passionate advocate of community mental health, Dr. Ruksheda consults weekly at various centres to provide quality affordable mental health care to all.
She volunteers for talks and workshops for NGOs, schools, and colleges, working towards awareness and prevention of psychological illnesses through her public service initiative – MARG. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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