Monthly Archives: June 2018

Domestic Workers and the #MeToo Movement

In 2006, activist, Tarana Burke, began using ‘Me Too’ on MySpace to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault on African-American women. Fast-forward to October 2017, when actress, Alyssa Milano, encouraged women to use #MeToo on Twitter … Continue reading

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Beyond International Domestic Workers’ Day

She was only 12 when she first started working as a domestic worker. She was a child herself but had to take care of the employer’s children. When there were guests in the house, she was made to sleep in … Continue reading

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IT’S MY PERIOD, NOT A DISEASE

Gul Bhatia, a class 10th student and Martha Farrell Foundation’s Summer Intern, reflects on her experience with menstruation after a session on the stigma around menstruation. # IAmMoreThanMyPeriod It’s a normal day in school till now but then you go … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Martha

Martha was a friend’s friend. The life of every party and the happiest person I knew.  There was never a dull moment when working with Martha, she kept us motivated with her tireless energy and energised with the impromptu parties … Continue reading

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