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Institutional Failures & The Increasing Reliance On Social Media To Report Sexual Harassment

Institutional Failures & The Increasing Reliance On Social Media To Report Sexual Harassment

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The reason behind increased social media movements against sexual harassment is fairly simple: the failure of institutional platforms has forced women to take up their causes elsewhere and in that social media comes as a relatively more accessible platform.
No Country For Women: Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi In A Hindutva Regime

No Country For Women: Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi In A Hindutva Regime

Fictional narratives and memoirs reconstructed through oral histories documented experiences of women as victims of state and police torture.
Save The Child - Curating A Response Plan For Children Amidst The Pandemic

Save The Child – Curating A Response Plan For Children Amidst The Pandemic

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Most children are facing an unreal world. Locked with parents who themselves exhibit psychological stress and neurotic tendencies, plus the effects of crowding, lack of peer group and social/ age appropriate fun activities, the mental distress on children is mounting.
Feminist Solidarity To Sharjeel Imam

Feminist Solidarity To Sharjeel Imam

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Sharjeel Imam, a vivid scholar from premier Jawaharlal Nehru University and an early activist and participant in the Shaheen Bagh protest has been in jail for more than 90 days now.
Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
A Dalit Woman’s Body In The Indian Courtroom

A Dalit Woman’s Body In The Indian Courtroom

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The courts and legal processes are ignorant and lack sensitivity when dealing with the cases of violence against Dalit women.
Abortion Amid Lockdown: How Can The State Take Responsibility?

Abortion Amid Lockdown: How Can The State Take Responsibility?

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Abortion in India in normal times is equivalent to mounting a hill. In exceptional times like this, the issue of accessing safe abortion is aggravated.
Rights Of The Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes: A Legal Primer

Rights Of The Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes: A Legal Primer

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In this article, some common questions relating to the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,1989 (SC/ST PoA Act) will be explored.
COVID-19: What All Is Wrong With The Indian Public Healthcare System?

COVID-19: What All Is Wrong With The Indian Public Healthcare System?

While hundreds of children died in hospitals in Uttar Pradesh last year, Kerala managed to contain the deadly Nipah virus outbreak within weeks, currently effectively tackling the COVID-19 crisis even much better than other Indian states.
Was Painting Over Anti CAA Graffiti An 'Essential Service' During A Pandemic?

Was Painting Over Anti CAA Graffiti An ‘Essential Service’ During COVID-19?

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In the face of a global health crisis which spread like wildfire throughout the world and very probably will in India too, the government still made it a priority to clear out CAA protest sites.

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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.
CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

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Internalised queerphobia and masculine stereotypes are rampant in our society. It is present in the languages we use, the dress codes we follow and the people or content we fear calling out.
Film Review: Juice, A Cold, Sour Look At Male Entitlement In Our Houses

Film Review: Juice, A Cold, Sour Look At Male Entitlement In Our Houses

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The short film Juice, directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, whose best known work include Masaan and Sacred Games, covers the very common and ‘normal’ scenario of a middle-class house party in an Indian household and highlights one very significantly internalized topic in our lives— gender roles.