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Shaitan ki khala: Washing Brains the ISIS Way? #Vaw

[A take on the attempted brainwashing of our young minds and the sexist nature of some religious speeches]  Guest Post By  Asthma Anjum Khan  [Boy, O, boy, don’t tell me, but can we make this “condemning” our Common Collective Ummah… Continue Reading →

First adivasi woman in the Nilgiris District files a case of sexual assault #Vaw

Disquiet in the jungle PRIYASHRI MANI Courtesy; Accord, Adivasi Cultural Centre, Gudalur, Tamil NaduOn the fringes: An adivasi village near the Mudumalai forest reserve The first adivasi woman in the Nilgiris District files a case of sexual assault. Her battle… Continue Reading →

#India – Lethal connections between gender, caste and class dominance

Atrocities on girls from Dalit and oppressed castes at Badaun and Bhagana underline ​ The brutal gang rape and lynching of two minor girls aged 14 and 15 in a village in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh is a… Continue Reading →

#India – Wanted: Gender sensitive political leaders

  By Ajitha Menon “Enjoy..! It’s just like being raped, yaar! You can shout or you can enjoy. Nothing more than that”… This was what matinee idol Dev alias Deepak Adhikari, Trinamool Congress candidate from Ghatal constituency in West Bengal, had… Continue Reading →

SAWM-SL statement on March 8th- #Womensday

SAWM, Sri Lanka, statement on International Women’s Day March 8 marks the International Women’s Day, a day that recalls and celebrates the women’s struggle for equality and recognises the contribution women continue to make for the advancement of their societies…. Continue Reading →

Black Trans Bodies Are Under Attack”: Freed Activist CeCe McDonald, Actress Laverne Cox Speak Out

Laverne Cox, CeCe McDonald on Facebook’s New Gender Options & How to Be an Ally to Trans People “CeCe” McDonald: Black, Transgender Woman Faces Murder Trial for What Supporters Call Self-Defense After serving 19 months in prison, the African-American transgender… Continue Reading →

What FB’s 56 genders mean – Are you Genderqueer or Trans Male? #socialmedia

The social network’s gender options confuse some and please others, but here’s what they really mean, in layman terms Kashika Saxena , Bombay Times, Feb 18, 2014 Social networks and websites only offer the ‘male’and ‘female’gender options currently. However, Facebook… Continue Reading →

#India – Nothing gender neutral about Aam ‘Aadmi’ Party #AAP

Kamla Bhasin, Hindustan TimesJanuary 12, 2014 I must confess that I did not expect the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to do so well in the recently concluded assembly elections in Delhi. Nevertheless, I am happy that the party did well… Continue Reading →

#India – #LGBTQ have Made More than #377 Contributions

Garam Masala They have Made More than 377 Contributions to All Sections in India! VIKRAM DOCTOR MUMBAI , ET It seems like any other sandwich in the café’s display case until you notice the small label: LGBT sandwich. What’s in… Continue Reading →

#India – The fight for gender equality is not that of women alone

Hindustan TimesA modicum of sensitivity is the least we expect from our elected representatives in an atmosphere vitiated by growing sexual violence against women. Not so from Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal who has taken the Tarun Tejpal case as an… Continue Reading →

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