This International Women's Day, as we struggle forward through the current economic and ecological crisis, our social frameworks crumble and fail the oppressed.
The South Asia One Billion Rising was launched at Tewa Center, Kathmandu, Nepal on September 19, 2016 as a part of the global movement One Billion Rising.
Purvi Patel has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for child neglect and foeticide, two crimes that make each other moot!
150 feminist organisations from over 45 countries have decided to call for a Women’s Global Strike on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2020.
Three young Indian women discuss the effects of the global gag rule, a decision taken by seven white men in the USA, on SRHR work in India.
Who even decided to confine women to the private sphere in the first place? Who decided it was a good idea to restrict women’s mobility and then justify it on the basis of "fear" or "safety"? These are important questions to ask because they shape the lives of many women in South Asia. Access to public spaces is the fundamental right of women and Girls on Bikes is doing a great job at fighting for that right and trying to change social attitudes towards women being in public spaces one pedal at a time!
It is important to talk about Hillary Clinton. It is important, even for someone who was not a stakeholder in the U.S elections of 2016, the campaign for which went on for much longer than healthy or necessary.
Most of you have read about Brock Turner and his ridiculously light sentence for committing sexual assault. Turner dragged an intoxicated woman behind a dumpster, disrobed her and attempted to penetrate her before thankfully being caught by two good samaritans who didn’t just ignore what they saw.
People across the world organised international protests to express solidarity against the Citizen Amendment Act and brutality against students.
Given today’s political climate, and the retaliation the marchers have witnessed and experienced, the ability to carry out an Aurat March 2020, would be a big (albeit small) win for women everywhere.