The Crowdsourced List Of Social Justice Collectives Across Indian Campuses | #CampusSJC
Feminism In India (FII) is curating a crowdsourced list of social justice collectives (SJCs) on Indian campuses. These collectives could include feminist, queer, anti-caste and disability rights groups, Women Development Cells (WDCs), Internal Complaints Committees (ICCs), Equal Opportunity Cells (EOCs), Enabling Units, among others. The aim of this list is to empower students and ensure they have access to such groups and safe spaces on their campuses. To add to FII’s crowdsourced list of social justice collectives, please fill this form.
FII aims to become a feminist resource center and a one-stop platform for anything related to feminism in India and this is the first step. The methodology of this list has been inspired from the Gynaecologists We Trust list.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1. What is FII?
A1. Feminism In India (FII) is an award-winning digital intersectional feminist platform to learn, educate and develop a feminist sensibility among the youth. FII amplifies the voices of women and marginalized communities using tools of art, media, culture, technology and community.
Q2. What are social justice collectives (SJCs)?
A2. Social justice collectives or SJCs can be either entirely student-run as well as administrative bodies. They must be concerned about the support & welfare of marginalized groups on campuses – these can be groups organized for the rights of women, Dalit Bahujan & Adivasi students, queer students, students with disabilities, North-eastern students, Kashmiri students, among others. They can also include campus sexual harassment complaint committees (ICCs/GSCASHs), and Women Development Cells.
Q3. Why is this important?
A3. College is a tumultuous time, and often the first time that a lot of students are coming to terms with their identities and learning about social justice movements and sociopolitical ideologies. The presence of these campus support groups and collectives ease this transition and help students find like-minded peers and seniors, as well as function as safe spaces for students who are from marginalised communities. In cases of sexual harassment, a student can contact the ICC of their college and register their complaint. This list could help them navigate their institutions and form meaningful connections and allow them to build or join communities. This list will also reveal to some extent, which educational institutions are supportive of students’ movements and their level of inclusivity.
Q4. Why are you doing this?
A4. The principle of FII has always been about amplifying the voices of marginalised groups and challenging the status quo. So far, we have focussed primarily on our online magazine, building diversity and amplifying the stories and experiences of marginalized communities on digital media. We are now moving to Phase 2, and hope to soon become a one-stop feminist resource centre about anything and everything to do with Indian feminism. This list is the first step of Phase 2!
Q5. My campus’s social justice collective is not featured in this list. How can I add it?
A5. Please fill this form.
Q6. My campus’s social justice collective is featured in this list, but some information is missing or incorrect. How can I add it?
A6. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your group’s name and #CampusSJC in the subject line.
Q7. How do I get in touch with you?
A7. Please email us at email@example.com.