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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.

“The degree of freedom a society enjoys is a result of constant negotiation”: Crocodile...

Crocodile in Water Tiger on Land: Monday mornings are the best time of the week for insults.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".
“I'm Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

“I’m Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

Manisha Mashaal is a grassroots anti-caste activist, an orator and a singer. She comes from a small village in Haryana where she grew up as a Dalit woman and overcame many hurdles to become what she is today - a strong Dalit voice.
yourdost mental health professionals

Meet YourDOST: An Online Mental Health Counselling Service

YourDOST is an online emotional wellness platform where people can seek support from experts like psychologists, coaches, and psychiatrists.
Sahiyo

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

Interview with Sahiyo, an international organisation united against female genital cutting among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India.
In Conversation with Zakia Soman, Co-Founder Of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)

In Conversation with Zakia Soman, Co-Founder Of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)

A conversation with Zakia Soman, who co-founded Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) to empower Muslim women to eradicate their own poverty and marginalisation and to live a life of equality and dignity.

In Conversation With Val Resh, Author of Fallen Standing & Founder-CEO of Red Door...

In this interview, Val Resh gives us an insight into her world, what it is like to live in our society with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, where she finds hope and support and things and attitudes about mental health that anger her.
In Conversation With Menstrupedia: Changing The Narrative Around Menstruation

In Conversation With Menstrupedia: Changing The Narrative Around Menstruation

Interview with Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul, founders of Menstrupedia, a visual platform which makes conversations around menstruation easier.
Interview With Khabar Lahariya: The First All Women Rural Media Channel

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

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

In Conversation With Adhunika Prakash: The Founder Of Breastfeeding Support For Indian Mothers

Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers founded by Adhunika Prakash and the #FreedomToNurse initiative has gained a lot of attention on the online forums. What is it?

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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.