The core belief behind Kumari Puja comes from a regressive and currently criticized narrative of Hinduism placing a higher value on a young girl who has not started menstruating yet.
Durga Puja and Dussehra, festivals that define our identity as members of the Hindu community, that create a mood of joy and celebration also exposes the patriarchal underpinnings of society. Sniff the air…it’s unmistakably there.
A contradictory festival in itself, Durga Puja is supposed to be that time of the year where the society embraces a daughter with open arms while also passing subtle derogatory comments when a girl is wearing shorts as a part of her festive apparel.
Hindutva Mobilisation is a strategic manifestation of systematic and well thought out strategy by which thousands of women are trained every year.
The main aim of the Lajna Ima'illah is well captured by its motto, "No nation can progress without educating their women". The Ahmadis worldwide insist on the need to educate their women.
In the times when communal passions are being fanned continuously, Know Your Neighbour is a powerful, essential and momentous campaign trying to narrow gaps between communities through initiatives at the grassroots level.
Being a son of a woman, who was a victim of Instant Triple Talaq (ITT), I am trying to understand the Muslim Women Act, in the context of ground reality.
Sister Lucy , one of the Kerala nuns who protested against the rape-accused bishop Franco Mulakkal last year, was on Monday expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), for her lifestyle which stood in violation with the church norms.
Assistant professor at the JNU's Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Rosina Nasir alleged that she has been facing harassment, mistreatment and discrimination because of her minority Muslim identity.
Masses bestow allegiance and trust in the religious leaders that makes it easy for them to use their power to manipulate and abuse the trusting devotees who come to them for help or guidance.