Putting women at the front and center of NREGA not only makes it more effective and transparent, but also changes societal perceptions of what women can and cannot do.
Those who had earlier visited Shaheen Bagh to show solidarity seemed concerned that the virus would spread because of the women and make society ‘unsafe’.
The Apex Court in India recently gave a judgement noting that women cannot be excluded from command positions in the Indian army.
Irom Sharmila fought for what she believed in, and her fight and forms of resistance changed after the hunger strike ended. Her fight began with resistance against AFSPA.
The draft National Education Policy 2019 shows reservations about bringing Comprehensive Sexuality Education into the school curriculum. Whatever indications have been made in this regard are either inadequate or redundant. Is the education about sexuality not relevant to preparation for life?
As one steps into the dusty, hot streets of Washermenpet, the site of Chennai’s Shaheen Bagh, one can feel the determinism and resolute of the Muslim women who refuse to move.
Though girls are more likely to be forced to marry men much older than them, young boys also account for 1 in seven of the 765 million child marriages worldwide, according to UNICEF.
The NRC (National Register of Citizens) and CAA (Citizenship Amendment Bill) has wreaked a havoc in Assam especially on the minority communities who were and have been struggling very hard to establish themselves as a part of the soil of Assam.
Anurag Thakur also commented recently that the process of clearing Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of anti CAA protest, will begin once the BJP comes to power in Delhi. 'Unfortunately', people of Delhi decided to do otherwise.
The manner in which the NRC proceedings are carried out in Assam is quite arbitrary and the surveillance that one has to face on linguistic or religious grounds just has added too much tension in the lives of people who belong to the marginalised section of the society.