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Article 14 of the Indian Constitution discusses the fundamental right to equality. It states the right to equality of status and opportunity irrespective of religion, caste, race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual identity and sexual orientation. With the wave of the … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Sexuality and Sexual Health in Deoghar, Jharkhand

Gana! Gana! The youth at one of the local schools in Deoghar, Jharkhand, chanted after I showed them a photo of the Canadian flag. Although I am not a very patriotic citizen towards my country (in light of the colonial … Continue reading

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नए कल की शुरुआत आज से ही होगी

  “हम अभी क्या है? और आगे क्या हो सकते है, हम अभी क्या सोचते हैं, हम किस तरह की बातों का समर्थन करते हैं, ये सब कुछ हमारी socialization और past experiences पर निर्भर करता है” | ये बात … Continue reading

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Why Sexual Health Education is Important in Creating Safer Public Spaces for Women and Girls

As someone born and raised in Canada, I believe I was raised in a privileged environment. Although I was born into a Hong Kong immigrant family, I was still given space and opportunities for leadership and freedom to make decisions … Continue reading

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No More Boundaries: How I Ended Up Working for a Gender-Just Society in Rural Haryana

When I was 16 years old, I would often dream of India from my parent’s house in New York. Staring at my ceiling fan in the humid, warm mid-Atlantic summers, I thought of land of ‘sadhus’, the birthplace of major world … Continue reading

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Kadam Badhate Chalo 4.0 kicks-off with a Training of Trainers

The Martha Farrell Foundation (MFF), as part of it’s youth-led initiative, Kadam Badhate Chalo (KBC), conducted a training workshop from 11th-14th of June, 2019 for its facilitators from Odisha, Jharkhand and Haryana before the launch of the program’s 4th edition in … Continue reading

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आवाज़ ऊठी नहीं तो, जुल्म और बढ़ता जायेगा

“आवाज़ ऊठी नहीं तो, जुल्म और बढ़ता जायेगा”, ये अपने आप में एक ऐसा वाक्य है जो सदियों से हो रहे भेदभाव, हिंसा और गैर बराबरी की गवाही दे रहा है। 4 अप्रैल को ” वीमेन मार्च फ़ॉर चेंज” का … Continue reading

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तरीकें असंख्य, उद्देश्य एक

27 मार्च, 2019 को मार्था फैरल अवार्ड तीन साल का हो जाएगा । हर साल की तरह, इस साल भी, इस अवार्ड के माध्यम से एक ऐसे व्यक्ति और एक ऐसी संस्था को पुरस्कृत किया जायेगा, जिन्होनें जेंडर-समानता के क्षेत्र … Continue reading

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एक बार फिर, महिलाओं की शिक्षा लम्बा investment है|

अब हम बिना झिझक गाँव से शहर अपना माल बेंचने जाते हैं. हमारा समूह खेती, बकरी पालन और कैटरिंग के काम करते हैं”..अधेड़ उम्र की सावित्री ने बड़े ही आत्म-विश्वास से यह बात 200 लोगों के सामने कही. वाराणसी जिले … Continue reading

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Full circle

Good training is the art, not of putting ideas into people’s heads, but of drawing ideas out Two years as a gender trainer at MFF has taught me greatly, and become a more effective participatory trainer. Start from where the … Continue reading

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