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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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Playing Holi Without Fear, This Year!

गाने.नाचने के बहाने छेड़ते हैं…जयपुर “ I was groped and molested while playing Holi”…Haryana शरीर के किसी भी हिस्से पर बिना पूछे रंग मलते हैं… झाँसी “We are scared to go out of our homes because boys will forcibly colour … Continue reading

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Be My Valentine!

Love is in the air, it is said about this period as we approach February 14 each year. For a full week, red roses, heart-shaped gifts and chocolates are being sold on every street and mall. We are expected to … Continue reading

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Gender Stereotypes

About a year ago I read a book called In Real Life by a YouTuber named Joey Graceffa. I knew who he was, but I’d never watched his videos before. His life story was one of the most inspiring ones … Continue reading

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Speak Up!

A week ago, during a conversation with journalist Rajeev Masand as part of a roundtable series, actress Sonam Kapoor spoke about being molested when she was younger (http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2016/12/13/sonam-kapoor-i-was-molested-when-i-was-younger-it-was-traumati/). In a debate on violence against women held in the UK parliament … Continue reading

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Feminists Care For Boys and Men…Not Necessarily Act Like Them!

Last Saturday, November 19, was International Men’s Day. I decided to wait a while before commenting on it. Because November 19 was also birthday of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi (born 1828) who fought against the British empire bravely, and is … Continue reading

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How we let the world down, America

This is Dianne Guerrero. When she was a child, she came home from school to find out that her whole family was deported back to Colombia. Today, this is going to be the state of multiple people, with multiple stories. … Continue reading

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