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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.

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

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Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
In Conversation With Manasi Joshi: The Para-Badminton Champion

In Conversation With Manasi Joshi: The Para-Badminton Champion

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Manasi Joshi, is a kickass para-badminton player who keeps shattering stereotypes and pursuing her dreams through her grit and passion for para-badminton.
Kamla Bhasin

In Conversation With Kamla Bhasin: Renowned Developmental Feminist Activist

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Kamla Bhasin is perhaps India's most renowned developmental feminist activist, social scientist, poet and author. She has worked for 35 years in fields of women's rights, human development, peace and democracy.
In Conversation With Bebaak Collective: Bringing Muslim Women's Rights To The Forefront

In Conversation With Bebaak Collective: Talking About Muslim Women’s Issues

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Bebaak Collective shatters the 'vulnerable' image of Muslim women and talks about their struggles by campaigning across the country.
“The Conflict in Bastar Has Brought Women to the Forefront” – In Conversation with Isha Khandelwal Of The Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group

“The Conflict In Bastar Has Brought Women To The Forefront” – In Conversation With...

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In conversation with Isha Khandelwal of the Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group about her experiences of working in Bastar, the subsequent ousting and what they are doing now.
Kashmir, My Home: In Conversation With Ahmed

Kashmir, My Home: In Conversation With Ahmed Dar

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As media fills up with political debates, we continue to silence the voices of those directly affected who grieve for their home. FII talks to Ahmed Dar to learn about Kashmir—his home.
essar batool

“Dear Indian Feminists, Kashmir Is Occupied. Period”: Essar Batool

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Japleen interviews Essar Batool on her work, her book, the PIL, Kunan Poshpora and feminism in Kashmir.
Meet Ashwathi Rajappan: India's First Openly Intersex Person To Contest In The Lok Sabha Elections

Meet Ashwathi Rajappan: India’s First Openly Intersex Person To Contest In The Lok...

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Ashwathi Rajappan has filed their nomination from Ernakulam constituency where a high profile contest between major parties, the Indian National Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist), is underway.
In Conversation With Robin Chaurasiya, Founder Of Kranti NGO

In Conversation With Robin Chaurasiya, Founder Of Kranti NGO

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Robin Chaurasiya is the founder of Kranti, an NGO which empowers girls from Mumbai's red-light district to become agents of social change.
Harnidh Kaur

In Conversation With Harnidh Kaur On The Online Feminist Movement

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As a child of the Internet, Harnidh Kaur has become one of the leading feminist voices online with her poetry, positivity and honesty.

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Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.