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Mumbai – Critique of Maharashtra Women Policy- 2013 submitted by Women Groups #Vaw #Womenrights

CRITIQUE OF MAHARASHTRA WOMEN POLICY– 2013 SUBMISSION BY- MUMBAI WOMEN GROUPS AND ACTIVISTS MAY 10TH 2013, Kamayani Bali Mahabal The Mumbai Women groups and  activists submitted their critique to the Women  and Child Welfare Minister Varsha Gaikwad, at the   committee… Continue Reading →

The Global Fund Should Take Transparency to Another Level #Ngos

Robert Bourgoing 18 Apr 2013 When I joined the Global Fund in 2003, my main responsibility, as the Manager of Online Communications, was to help the organisation deliver on its commitment to transparency. One of the conditions set forth by… Continue Reading →

Where Virginity Is For Sale in India #Vaw #devdasi

  By Joanna Sugden, Joanna Sugden for The Wall Street Journal Bheemakka, 11, in ‘Bandhavi’, Koppal, Karnataka. In Koppal, an impoverished district in Karnataka, virginity is for sale. When girls dedicated in local temples under the illegal devadasi system… Continue Reading →

Gujarat- Illegal mining in Tapi district causing havoc to environment

 Adivasi Ekta Parishad Ashok Shrimali By Our Representative The Adivasi Ekta Parishad has strongly protested against the alleged large-scale illegal mining of soil, rampant in Valod taluka of tribal-dominated Tapi district in South Gujarat. In a representation to the… Continue Reading →

PUCL- JP Memorial Lecture – New Social Movements, New Perspectives

New Social Movements, New Perspectives Nivedita Menon photo courtesy- : SAMPATH KUMAR G.P. JP Memorial Lecture March 23, 2013   We stand at an electrifying and exciting moment of history, when new forces are coming into view through a range of… Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka – Restricting sterilization: To what purpose? #Vaw #rightoabortion #reproductiverights

  March 15, 2013, I was appalled to read a recent newspaper article that reported a government ban on irreversible methods of contraception. Later I learned that the ban prohibits non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the provision of sterilization services. According… Continue Reading →

Gujarat Cops don’t cooperate with women complainants: Activist

The Times of India, 15 March 2013 VADODARA: Days within the Supreme Court rapped the Punjab and Bihar police for their excesses on women, a city-based NGO has accused them of being insensitive towards cases of sexual harassment and domestic violence. Activist Trupti Shah, who runs… Continue Reading →

#Mumbai- Protest against Corporatization of Municipal Schools @March 16

  Corporatization of Municipal Schools – Disaster for Students, Parents and Teachers!   Cancel the decision of handing over education of 4 lakh municipal students   to Private organizations, NGOs and Companies!   Join the Protest on 16th March 2013!   In… Continue Reading →

#Mumbai -Memorial meeting for Professor Lotika Sarkar (1927- 2013) @Mar 13

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#India- Forced hysterectomies, unscrupulous doctors #Vaw #Reproductiverights

Swapna Majumdar/Women’s Feature Service Consider this chilling statistic: In the last two years, in various states of India, more than 30,000 women were reported to have undergone hysterectomies. In 2011, 16,000 women opted for hysterectomies in Bihar; doctors performed about… Continue Reading →

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