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.

Women In Kashmir And The Uphill Path Of Feminising Development

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Women in Kashmir can make an impact on the economic order of our society if they have equal control over economic resources and participate in economic decision-making at all levels.
Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day: A Statement

Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: A Statement

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On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.
feminism in Kashmir

What It’s Like To Talk About Gender And Feminism In Kashmir

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Talking about feminism in Kashmir is a tricky territory - women were deliberately getting pushed behind, from the most subtle to the most overt ways.
Insha Mir

Insha Mir From Kashmir Defiantly Pursues Her Cricket Dreams

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Insha Mir has struggled against patriarchal diktats for over a decade and today captains her college cricket team.
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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.
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'.
'Behold, I Shine': How Kashmiri Women Navigate Their Tales Of Loss In Conflict

‘Behold, I Shine’: How Kashmiri Women Navigate Their Tales Of Loss In Conflict

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The book 'Behold I Shine' explores the ways in which conflict has affected the lives of Kashmiri women and children.
Everyday Life in Kashmir

What Is Everyday Life In The Kashmir Valley Like?

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For residents of Kashmir, the happenings here are so much a part of our daily routine that we fail to notice any incongruities. We adapt.
The New Normal Of Living With Internet Shutdown In Kashmir

The New Normal Of Living With No Internet In Kashmir

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For over an year now, the meaning of sending emails has changed for me. That's how life has been with internet shutdown in Kashmir.

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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.
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.
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.