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In memoriam: Lotika Sarkar 1923 – 2013 #womenrights #Vaw

February 25, 2013  Saluting Professor Lotika Sarkar who fought to make the country’s laws uphold gender justice and women’s rights By Vibhuti Patel Professor Lotika Sarkar who played a central role in several path-breaking and crucial legislations for gender justice… Continue Reading →

#RIP-Lotika Sarkar- Champion of #Womenrights #Vaw

  Feb 23, 2013- Professor Lotika Sarkar  passed away this evening at around 8.30pm at home. The funeral will be held tomorrow, Sunday 24th at 1:00 pm, at the Electric Crematorium, Lodi Road, New Delhi. She was   India‘s first woman to graduate… Continue Reading →

#India-The Art of Fair Budgeting #Gender

Gender budgeting — by clearly allocating funds for women’s development and protecting their interests with suitable tax policies — boosts female empowerment. But in India this process is simply about the government allocating funds and doing little else. It‘s time… Continue Reading →

#India-A letter to young men who protested against rape #Vaw #mustread #sundayreading

TABISH KHAIR, The Hindu Give her her space. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar It’s good you took to the streets to protest not for yourself; still there is so much more you can do, says Tabish Khair. It is good that… Continue Reading →

#India-Towards a Decisive Victory in the Historic Battle for Women’s Rights

ML Update Editorial The 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim finally succumbed to her injuries on 29 December morning after battling on bravely for 13 days. The unknown young woman will go down in history as one of India’s most memorable martyrs… Continue Reading →

Rape Culture, Capitalism and India #AFSPA #Vaw

By Saswat Pattanayak, Kindle Magazine 2012-12-21 Looks like, rape still continues to shock virtuous people in India. Or was it just this latest one? The one that took place in Delhi? Was it because the “izzat” of India’s capital city… Continue Reading →

Cash Prizes Fuel India’s Sterilization Overdrive #Vaw #Coercion #Reproductiverights

By Swapna Majumdar WeNews correspondent Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Spurred by cash incentives, state workers in the state of Rajasthan offer prizes to women to undergo tubal ligation in mass sterilization drives. Critics call it a coercive process that restricts… Continue Reading →

In Memoriam: Prof. Leela Dube (1923-2012)

Renowned anthropologist and feminist scholar Leela Dube passed away at her residence in Delhi on 20 th May. She was 89. Fondly called Leeladee, Prof. Dube was one of the pioneers of feminist scholarship in India By Vibhuti Patel With the passing… Continue Reading →

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