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Gulista throws a light on the quarantine’s toll on girls

Name: Gulista Age: 15 years Standard: IX Residence: Dwarka Sector 15 Gulista misses going to school more than anything else. “It’s the only place in the world where I could be myself, no questions asked, even if it’s just for … Continue reading

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Bent but not broken: How rural India copes with COVID

Our KBC youth leader Ashraf reports. Name: Ashraf Khan Age: 14 years Village: Namunda, Panipat (Haryana) School: Government Senior Secondary School In a matter of two weeks, the global scourge wreaked by Coronavirus Disease or SARS-COV-2 has exposed the socio-economic fault lines that dictate … Continue reading

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The Hues of Red: “Impurities of Menstruation”

“She was disgraced, when she wanted to be embraced. She was left alone, when she wanted to hold on. She just wanted to bleed in peace but bled the hues of impurities”. On average a woman bleeds 13 times a … Continue reading

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Silence hides Violence: Speak against domestic violence now!

Gender-based violence is most prevalent in India. The National Crime Record Bureau of India recorded close to 3 Lakh cases of violence against women in its last survey. Since then the numbers are only increasing. In a country where the … Continue reading

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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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