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SPEAK UP, NOW!

"We need to remember that only one in 10 survivors of sexualised violence will go to police— a statistic that leaves room for improvement….. Victims of sexual violence suffer intensely…from being violated, and they fear being victimized again by having … Continue reading

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Thank you for your feminism, Mom

Many of you knew Martha Farrell – as a friend, a colleague, a relative and as a confidante. We (Tariqa, her daughter and Suheil, her son) had the unique privilege of knowing her as a feminist mother. Growing up, gender … Continue reading

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Comfortable Silence

A very hot evening in India. I am in Jaipur with my colleagues and we are making collages with young boys and girls. The task is simple – “what do men and women do inside and outside the house”. We … Continue reading

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In whose interest does this lie?

I read an article in this morning’s newspaper. The title of the article states that a decorated Navy doctor gropes a junior in the Vice-Admiral’s home http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Decorated-Navy-doctor-accused-of-groping-junior-at-Vice-Admiral-home/articleshow/52440847.cms Someone once said that sexual harassment is inevitable in all places where men … Continue reading

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Feminism is Everywhere, It’s Just Harder to Spot

Lisa Hayden, an Indian model/actress recently expressed her views on feminism in an interview and sparked another debate on the term and its meaning. Many celebrities don’t want to associate with the word and almost run away from the “controversial … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment is a labour issue

It is estimated that around 500,000 workers work in the garment industry in almost 1200 factories in and around Bengaluru. Most of the leading multinational brands like H&M, GAP, JC Penny, ZARA and Next source from this city. 90% of … Continue reading

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Smell the coffee

Sexual harassment is a non-issue. It’s passé, so overrated and really, come on, we just don’t get why women make such a big deal out of it. It’s not as if women are being physically assaulted in workplaces by their … Continue reading

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