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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 Xukia: A Queer Collective in Assam

In Conversation With Xukia: A Queer Collective in Assam

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We interviewed Xukia – an LGBTQIA+ group in Assam that organises the Guwahati Pride March and is increasing LGBTQIA+ awareness and support.

In Conversation With TARSHI: On Reproductive And Sexual Health Issues

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TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) works towards expanding sexual and reproductive choices in people's lives.
In Conversation With Maliha Abidi: The Author And Artist Of 'Pakistan for Women'

In Conversation With Maliha Abidi: The Author And Artist Of ‘Pakistan for Women’

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Maliha Abidi is the creator of the non-fiction book Pakistan for Women which represents some bad-ass brown women.
Interview With Khabar Lahariya: The First All Women Rural Media Channel

In Conversation With Khabar Lahariya: The First All Women Rural Media Channel

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Khabar Lahariya is a path-breaking media channel comprising Dalit women journalists which publishes primarily local stories.
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.
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.
Sahiyo

Sahiyo: Empowering Dawoodi Bohra Communities & Putting An End to Female Genital Cutting

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Interview with Sahiyo, an international organisation united against female genital cutting among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India.
Meeta Pandit

In Conversation With Dr Meeta Pandit: Face Of The Gwalior Gharana

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Meeta Pandit is known to anybody who is familiar with Hindustani Classical music, often acknowledged as the face of the Gwalior Gharana.

Smashing Patriarchy One Joke At A Time: Vasu Primlani Talks About Comedy & Perceptions

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Meet Vasu Primlani, lean, green, queer and a comedian!
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.

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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.