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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 Bezwada Wilson: The Fight Against Manual Scavenging

In Conversation With Bezwada Wilson: The Fight Against Manual Scavenging

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

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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.

In Conversation With Patruni Chidananda Sastry: Exploring Dance And Sexuality

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When words do not do justice to his cause, Patruni Chidananda Sastry takes up his favourite art form—dance, to speak volumes about sexual and gender orientation, the boundaries of labels, and sex education.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.