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Urgent Action Appeal – Endorse Asha Workers’ Open letter #mustshare

इस देश की आशा कार्यकर्ता अपनी मांग को लेकर एक साथ आई हैं। The ASHA Workers of India have come together to make these demands. Please read and endorse it, if you agree with us. Also, kindly forward it to… Continue Reading →

Why Alia Bhatt-Manyavar Ad Is not An Assault On Hindu Culture

‘Tradition Wahi, Soch Nayi’:  The Alia Bhatt-Manyavar ad tries to depict the feelings and thoughts a bride experiences while she’s getting married. In no way does it challenge a ritual Image: Manyavar/Screengrab As is known to happen every now and then,… Continue Reading →

New Rajasthan Law Faces Questions Over Validating Child Marriages

The government said registering all marriages is based on a Supreme Court order. The opposition said the new law will encourage child marriage. The number of underage marriages has been declining in Rajasthan over the years.Jaipur:  The controversy over a… Continue Reading →

Ashes, Bones And A Long Wait For Justice

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 One year after Hathras, father of Dalit woman refuses to immerse ashes in Ganga till accused are ‘hanged’. Living in fear and waiting for justice, family of gangrape-murder victim expresses dismay over ‘slow pace’ of… Continue Reading →

Poet of the feminine: The legacy of Subramania Bharati

Mira T. Sundara RajanSEPTEMBER 18, 2021 14:17 IST A family photo taken in 1917 with Shakuntala and Chellamma seated left to right. Standing left to right are Thangammal, Ramu and Vijayaraghavan (friends) and Bharati.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu Archives… Continue Reading →

Sexual Violence Against Dalits at the Current Conjuncture

Protest against the rape, murder and forcible cremation of the 9 year old Dalit girl in the Nangal village of Delhi cantonment area, at Jantar Mantar (4 August 2021) | SFI Delhi (Twitter) by- V.Geetha ‘Both Dalit suffering and Dalit… Continue Reading →

Why nations that fail women fail

And why foreign policy should pay more heed to half of humanity After america and its allies toppled the Taliban in 2001, primary-school enrolment of Afghan girls rose from 0% to above 80%. Infant mortality fell by half. Forced marriage was… Continue Reading →

How a Woman’s Can’t-Stand-It-Anymore Road Trip Inspired China #SundayReading

Yin Shenglin Tired of her abusive husband, 56-year-old Su Min took the car and left. Her journey made her an icon for China’s unhappy housewives. Su Min never thought that one day she would feel this free. She had finally reclaimed… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Woman, Raped And Tortured With Iron Rod, Dies In Hospital

One accused – 45-year-old Mohan Chouhan – has been arrested; he was arrested under charges of rape and attempt to murder The woman was found lying by the side of the road in a pool of blood57New Delhi:  The 34-year-old… Continue Reading →

Sonal Shukla -An icon of the Women’s movement in India and across the globe! #RIP

Sonal Shukla, a feminist, a Gandhian and a critical thinker in thought and action , is indeed a Gender icon! Read about Sonal’s journey in this new graphic novel. For more than three decades now, Sonal Shukla’s name has been… Continue Reading →

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