Half Widows

The Case Of Enforced Disappearances And Half Widows In Kashmir

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Enforced disappearances of men in Kashmir are common – picked up on grounds of suspicion & never returned home – leaving behind 'half widows'.
Aijaz Sheikh

“Faith Healer” Aijaz Sheikh Has Sexually Abused Thousands Of Children

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While pretending to be a faith healer, Aijaz Sheikh has subjected thousands of children in North Kashmir to sexual abuse.
The Medaram Jana Jatara: India's Largest Tribal Festival

The Medaram Jana Jatara: India’s Largest Tribal Festival

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The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
What Is Killing Kashmiri Women?

What Is Killing Kashmiri Women And Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

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The deaths of Kashmiri women that are not victims of State violence, i.e., the 'apolitical deaths', receive hardly any attention.
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.
Scrapping Special Status Of J&K: Erosion Of Kashmir's Right To Self-Determination

Article 370 And 35A: On Scrapping The Special Status Of J&K

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The claims of the government for a prospective future of Jammu and Kashmir but what is guaranteed is that Kashmiri sentiments have been betrayed and a constitutional pact has been dishonoured, without a popular consensus.
Kurdish Women Fight Against Patriarchy For Independence

Kurdish Women Fight Against Patriarchy For Independence

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The Kurdish women fighting for independence have played a role in changing the regressive thinking and redefining role of women in conflict.
braid chopping

Braid Chopping: Hysteria Or Not, But Women At The Receiving End

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Irrespective of whoever the mischief mongers behind braid chopping are, at the receiving end, are always the women.
Environment, Conflict And Sustainability: The Fisherwomen Of Kashmir

Environment, Conflict And Sustainability: The Fisherwomen Of Kashmir

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Fisherwomen, known as Gadhi-wajni in Kashmiri, are one of the prime and oldest entrepreneurs of Kashmir – who retained their individuality even when modernisation ruled the roost.
No, We Can't Stop Communalizing Asifa Bano's Rape. Here's Why.

No, We Can’t Stop Communalizing Asifa Bano’s Rape. Here’s Why.

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There's this rampant line of thought where we take out the ‘religion’ factor from everything and see the atrocity inflicted on Asifa Bano as just a crime committed against a little girl.

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Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

Why Sex And Gender Are Not As Separate As It Is Understood Today

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The primary problem with such an organisation of gender and sex is that it negates the possibility of other “biologically” gendered identities; even if it is identified, it is mostly identified as an imperfection, a flaw or even a disorder.
Digital School Reopening: Technology's Added Burden For Mothers

Digital School Reopening: Technology’s Added Burden For Mothers

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In the case of online school classes, the ones who have it the hardest are the mothers who have more than one child under class 4 or 5 who need to be present with the child during the class time, especially the ones who do not have the work-from-home option and cannot afford a nanny.
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.