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She Spoke Out… I Can’t Keep Quiet!

In the past fortnight, there has been sudden thunder and lightning around cases of sexual harassment of women. The revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse of women actors over decades snowballed into a global movement of #MeToo — women speaking … Continue reading

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The Shame in Menstruation

(Rachael Barr, a PRIA intern from University of Victoria, Canada, reflects on the importance of creating safe spaces for women and girls to openly discuss about their bodies and health, so that the shame and taboos surrounding menstruation can be … Continue reading

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Metro ki Wild Safari

Being frequent metro riders, Yashvi Sharma and Deboshree Mohanta reflect from their experience that why men are still complaining about the women-only compartment in the Delhi Metro. 2002 में मेट्रो की जब शुरुआत दिल्ली में हुई, तो बहुत से दिल्ली … Continue reading

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Learning Peace through Eyes of Innocence

Among the many truths that constitute modern societies, peace is central to envisioning a harmonious world. Before attempting to strengthen peace and build a case for conflict resolution, it becomes imperative to work on humanizing the socialization process of our … Continue reading

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The Peace Within

Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed on 21st September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people. The importance … Continue reading

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Self-governance and Peace

As I watch thousands of people on the Ramblas (the site of a brutal terrorist attack a month ago) in Barcelona and hear an entire city banging utensils in solidarity, I am reminded that 21 September is International Day of … Continue reading

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WOMEN IN THE INDIAN JUDICIARY

All modern day representations of justice in the courts around the world are of the Lady Justice carrying a sword and pair of scales, who is often blindfolded to symbolize the fair and equal administration of the law. It is … Continue reading

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Taking Risks, Making a Difference

On April 7 2017, at Nehru Memorial Hall in Teen Murti Bhawan in Delhi, winners of first Martha Farrell Awards for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment were felicitated for their courage and commitment. Launching the Award ceremony, Nandita Bhatt, a long-time … Continue reading

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STORIES, NOT JUST NOMINATIONS

For the past four months, we have been working on Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment. We started with the vision of reaching out to all those persons and organizations, which in their own way, are making gender … Continue reading

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Impressions from a one-of-its kind folk festival in a remote district of India

To speak of ‘folk festivals’ nowadays is to conjure up images that would not be too different from those we associate with any other ‘festival’ – a high-profile venue, exotic and low-key artists (along with some headline-grabbers) from around the … Continue reading

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