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Why is the Harassment of Women So Universal and Widespread?

In the past month I have travelled a lot – from India to South Africa, Colombia to Mexico. I found one thing in common: patriarchy is practiced in everyday life. At home, in schools, on streets, at work places. Sexual … Continue reading

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अन्तराष्ट्रीय घरेलू कामगार दिवस

16 जून, अन्तराष्ट्रीय घरेलू कामगार दिवस – दुनिया के बहुत से देशो में इस दिन को मनाया जाता है | ये दिन उन संगठनो के लिए एक प्रतीक के रूप में देखा जाता है जो की घरेलू कामगारो के हक़ … Continue reading

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Domestic workers still treated as slaves?

Charvee Puri, PRIA intern reflects after a field visit to Harijan Busti, Gurugram where Martha Farrell Foundation and PRIA have been working for the rights of domestic workers at their workplaces.  There are more than 4 million domestic workers in … Continue reading

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महावरी में शर्म कैसी!

”अब तुम बड़ी हो गई हो।” ”कितनी बार मना किया है कि अब बाहर मत खेलों, खास कर लड़कों के साथ।” ”कितनी बार कहा है कि बिना दुपटटे के बाहर मत जाया करो।” 10-12 साल की उम्र में जैसे बिन … Continue reading

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STEMming the rot: The sciences need engendering

Low enrolment rates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) courses is a global phenomenon. Post-secondary enrolment ratios for female students in STEM are still less than 15% in the US, as per a study by Association of American Women … Continue reading

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उम्मीदों की ओर बढ़ते कदम

ये कहानी गुडगाँव की लम्बी लम्बी इमारतों के बीच बसी एक बस्ती से है | मार्च महीने की सात तारीख को सरिता के घर में बड़ी हलचल थीए सब लोग ऊपर से लेकर नीचे तक भागादौड़ी में लगे थे| नीचे … Continue reading

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Damsel in Distress

Listening to TED talks while I walk my mandatory 5000 steps every morning is how I like to start my days. Today, I chose to listen to Jimmy Carter (Former President of the USA, 1977-81). As I listened to his … Continue reading

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Why only pitru-paksh? क्या महिलाएं हमारे पूर्वज नहीं थीं?

Let us start ‘matru-paksha’ today – the fortnight which is dedicated to paying respects to our ancestors. आज से ‘मात्रु-पक्ष’ शुरू हो गया. इस पखवारे हम अपने पूर्वजों को श्रधांजलि देते हैं. But, rest of India knows this fortnight as … Continue reading

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Women Safety in the Workplace

Imagine this scenario: it’s an early Monday morning, say 7 a.m. A young girl, let me call her Amrita, wakes up feverish with excitement. She has barely slept all night. Her heart is singing as her dream day is finally … Continue reading

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Fading Rainbows

I feel anything but calm today. I am filled with pain. Brock Turner a former Stanford student, registered as a sex offender, was sentenced to only 6 months of jail for – the judge felt a harsher punishment would have … Continue reading

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