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In this series, we feature people and organisations who have done groundbreaking work in the field of gender, sexuality, women’s rights and the likes to get an insight into their lives and their work. More and more people are joining the feminist movement and working on gender and we wish to bring them in the limelight, one life at a time.

In Conversation With Dr. Fatima Burnad: Where Dalit & Feminist Activism Meet

In Conversation With Dr. Fatima Burnad: Where Dalit And Feminist Activism Meet

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Besides being one of the key activist of women and Dalit's rights in India, Fatima Burnad has a very strong international presence. She brought the issues of Dalit women on international forums.
In Conversation With Bezwada Wilson: The Fight Against Manual Scavenging

In Conversation With Bezwada Wilson: The Fight Against Manual Scavenging

Born into a Dalit family that had been engaged in manual scavenging for generations, Bezwada Wilson channelled the outrage that stemmed from witnessing the injustice faced by his community to launch the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA).
In Conversation With Samyuktha Patil, A Grassroots Politician In Karnataka

In Conversation With Samyuktha Patil, A Grassroots Politician In Karnataka

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Samyuktha Patil is a politician who is currently the director of District Central Cooperative Bank Limited, a cooperative bank that workers in the interest of farmers, rural women among others, located in Bijapur.
Bindumadhav Khire

Interview With Bindumadhav Khire On Media’s Coverage Of LGBTQ+ Issues | #GBVInMedia

Pune-based queer activist Bindumadhav Khire talks about the media reportage of sexual violence in the LGBTQ+ community.
In Conversation With Kavita Devi: The Editor-In-Chief Of Khabar Lahariya

In Conversation With Kavita Devi: The Editor-In-Chief Of Khabar Lahariya

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Kavita Devi is not your usual means to access news on the television. The Editor-in-Chief of Khabar Lahariya, Kavita Devi, is all about the field.
In Conversation With Kaleeswaram Raj: Decriminalising Adultery In India

In Conversation With Kaleeswaram Raj: Decriminalising Adultery In India

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Kaleeswaram Raj is a lawyer in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Kerala. He successfully fought to decriminalise adultery in India and, he appeared in several other important cases.
In Conversation With Shivangi Singh: Gender, Patriarchy And Social Entrepreneurship

In Conversation With Shivangi Singh: Gender, Patriarchy And Social Entrepreneurship

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No stranger to patriarchy, having faced sexism and steep patriarchy growing up from her relatives, Shivangi Singh started a social initiative focused on women empowerment and gender education called Drishtikona.
In Conversation With Ammu Joseph: The #MeToo In Media Moment

In Conversation With Ammu Joseph: The #MeToo In Media Moment

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Ammu Joseph is a senior Indian journalist who has dedicated her career to gender issues. She is the founder-member of Network of Women in Media, India or NWMI.
In Conversation With Srishti Pandey: The Gendered Aspects Of Disbility

In Conversation With Srishti Pandey: The Gendered Aspects Of Disability

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Srishti Pandey, a student at LSR and a disability rights activist talks about the dual challenges she faces because she is disabled and she is a girl.
In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

In Conversation With Dr Vandana Shiva: Chipko Taught Me Humility

World-renowned scientist and biodiversity expert Dr Vandana Shiva shares invaluable wisdom on the overlaps between indigenous and scientific knowledge, and how both can shape national and global policy.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
Let's Talk About Sibling Abuse

Let’s Talk About Sibling Abuse

Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.