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Putting woDoes The NREGA Work For The Empowerment Of Women?men 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.

Does The NREGA Work For The Empowerment Of Women?

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.
If We Don’t Support Shaheen Bagh Women’s Agency, We Aren’t Allies To Their Movement

If We Don’t Support Shaheen Bagh Women’s Agency, We Aren’t Allies To Their Movement

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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’.
SC Busts Gender Stereotypes In Indian Army: A Feminist Victory

SC Busts Gender Stereotypes In Indian Army: A Feminist Victory

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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.

Irom Sharmila: Manipur’s Iron Lady Or Mengoubi (The Fair One)

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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.
National Education Policy Draft: How Was Sexuality Education Addressed?

National Education Policy Draft: How Was Sexuality Education Addressed?

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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?
"Nation At Repair, Women At Work": Chennai's Shaheen Bagh Against CAA

“Nation At Repair, Women At Work”: Chennai’s Shaheen Bagh

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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.
Bride And Prejudice: The Fight For Eradicating Child Marriage In Delhi’s Schools

Bride And Prejudice: The Fight For Eradicating Child Marriage In Delhi’s Schools

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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.
Imagining Assam Beyond Borders: Migration And The CAA Debate

Imagining Assam Beyond Borders: Migration And The CAA Debate

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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.
Fear Of Fearless Women In CAA Protests: Male Politicians And Their Fragile Masculinities

Fear Of Fearless Women In CAA Protests: Male Politicians And Their Fragile Masculinities

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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.
Hasina Begum And Muslim Women In NRC Hit Assam

Hasina Begum And Muslim Women In NRC Hit Assam

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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.

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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.
Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.