If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

If Boys are neglected, Girls can’t be safe!

Every day, we hear of horrible atrocities that have taken place against girls and women in India. This is despite the fact that as a country, we can boast of having some of the most progressive policies and civic movements. It is despite the fact that we have the world’s largest pool of elected women […]

SC to examine 157-yr-old law on adultery punishing only men

SC to examine 157-yr-old law on adultery punishing only men

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court today agreed to examine the constitutional validity of a colonial era law on adultery which punishes only the man even though the woman, with whom he has had consensual sex, may be an equal partner. The top court also said if the husband gives consent for sexual […]

Shameless to the Core

Shameless to the Core

It is indeed ironical that on the  day the government ‘celebrates’ Balika Divas, a posse of male policemen let loose their ire on a girl student in Benaras Hindu University and beat her up. The girl was part of a larger gathering of students who were protesting the callous, disgustingly patriarchal , and insensitive attitude […]

Daughters’ Day: More hype and hulla?

Daughters’ Day: More hype and hulla?

Even as newspapers around India reported on various acts of violence meted out to girls and women, Thursday was ‘celebrated’ as daughters’ day. The Central government India has launched a social media campaign to celebrate daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters this week and observed a Daughter’s Day yesterday (August 11). The campaign is part of the […]

I want to break free (from male domination!)

I am tired of this world created by men, ruined by men. I want a woman now to build the world or mess it up. I also realize that a woman is the Dalit in every case. Even when you look at savarnas [forward castes], the woman is secondary. Even a Dalit man would look […]

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Elder women are the most prone to destitution, and the government is partly to blame for the abetment of elder abuse, says Bihar Mahila Samakhya State Project Officer Keerti. “The way the government has a focus on adolescent girls, and young mothers, why doesn’t the government have a programme for elderly women on the same […]