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Because you are
A very personal sharing

6 years ago today, Martha was among 14 people who were killed in a terrorist attack on a guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was there to facilitate gender training with male staff of a development organisation. In her email … Continue reading

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A very personal sharing

Could ‘Leisure’ Fit Into Our Idea Of Women’s Empowerment?

By Stuti Kulkarni: With an influx of social media activism and the increase in socially charged infographics in digital spaces, the notion and tone that the words ‘solidarity’ and ’empowerment’ have taken up are relatively serious and solemn. What comes … Continue reading

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Holi Restrictions For COVID-19, But Not For Sexual Harassment?

As a child, participating in Holi celebrations was always a contentious issue in my house. My parents wouldn’t let me play. I didn’t understand then. Cut to my undergraduate studies, about nine years ago. I went to a friend’s house, … Continue reading

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Home Away From Home: My Visits To Harijan Basti

By Nida Zareen: “Are you sure about the physical field work? We are in the middle of a pandemic and you want to visit a slum in Gurgaon? You must be crazy. Keep the social work aside. Do something online … Continue reading

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आशाओं का उत्सव- महिला दिवस

मैंने कई सालों से ये ग़ौर किया है कि महिला दिवस को छोड़कर अन्य विशेष दिनों जैसे कि ‘यूथ डे’ या ‘मेन्स डे’ का थीम हमेशा कुछ ऐसा होता है जिसमें बेहतर समाज की कल्पना की जाती है- यूथ या … Continue reading

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अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस 2021: आशाओं का उत्सव, कामकाजी महिलाओं के संग!

मैंने कई सालों से ये ग़ौर किया है कि महिला दिवस को छोड़कर अन्य विशेष दिनों जैसे कि ‘यूथ डे’ या ‘मेन्स डे’ का थीम हमेशा कुछ ऐसा होता है जिसमें बेहतर समाज की कल्पना की जाती है- यूथ या … Continue reading

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What Is Our Social Purpose?

On the day that the Martha Farrell Foundation was invited to speak at the Royal Roads’ webinar, we had celebrations for our organisation – and our parent organisation PRIA – celebrating 39 years of empowering work. A lot of MFF’s … Continue reading

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अपने ही समुदाय में बेधड़क घूमने से असुरक्षित महसूस करती हैं लड़कियां

“काश सुरक्षा भी किसी दुकान पे मिलती, उसको ख़रीद के रख लेती, ताकि सपनों को पूरा कर सकूँ” ये बात 14 वर्षीय नेहा ने कही है। आखिरी बार जब मैं नेहा से मिली थी तो उसने अपने ही घर के … Continue reading

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लॉकडाउन से जुड़े किशोर/किशोरियों के अनुभव

“रात हो गई है, और आकाश में तारे जगमगा रहे है, मोहल्ले में सब कोरोना की चर्चा कर रहे, शोर है, हल्ला है, शांति नहीं है, न घर के बाहर, न घर के भीतर” – आरती, 12 वर्ष लॉकडाउन महज … Continue reading

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Samaj-Sarkar-Bazaar: The Future Of Collaboration Must Be Feminist

Having come from a two-year stint in a media house, I found that my first experience of attending a development sector event—and the Samagam 2020, no less – was strikingly different, yet uncannily familiar in so many ways. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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