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VAW as a weapon of WAR

Human rights evolved from Cyrus the great who decided to free all his slaves making its way through different regimes and world wars. Finally in 1948 Eleanor Roosevelt signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration guarantees everyone 30 human rights to everyone. One of those rights is our right not be discriminated against ̵ ...

[Thinking About] Women Leaders in Panchayats: Marionettes?

    Representing women’s interests. Attention finally being paid to women’s issues. The voices of women being heard. The creation of a gender neutral society. These were some of the ideas behind the 33% reservation for women in the local decision making by Panchayats. An idea well thought and so-called well executed. Now let’s l ...

Exploring the links between gender stereotypes, children, and domestic violence

The following is a discussion on gender violence and children with Pauline Gomes and Urvashi Ghandi, gender experts at Breakthrough. Q: Where do gender stereotypes come from? Stereotypes stem from our understanding and perceptions of gender and roles ...

Tejdeep Kaur Menon’s poem “Work Dance”

“Work Dance” By Tejdeep Kaur Menon I am the Best, at home, at work, at play, the very best. Tell myself, thank my mom- you made me the best. Valentine’s, Mothers Day, Birthday, Every day, I tell myself, me, the best. Buy six dailie ...

Tejdeep Kaur Menon's poem "Work Dance"

“Work Dance” By Tejdeep Kaur Menon I am the Best, at home, at work, at play, the very best. Tell myself, thank my mom- you made me the best. Valentine’s, Mothers Day, Birthday, Every day, I tell myself, me, the best. Buy six dailie ...

Entertaining Ourselves to Sexist Death

By Soraya Chemaly According to the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism study released today, a survey of the top 100 grossing movies of 2009 reveals that 67.8% of all speaking characters (in excess of 5000) were male. In additio ...

Veena Malik stands up against unfair scrutiny

Watch Pakistani actress Veena Malik stand up for herself and other women who are victims of cruel and repressive standards in the media: Here’s an interview shortly after that television segment aired where she explains the experience with more ...

What You Don't Know About Domestic Violence (Infographic)

Here’s a look at DV facts and figures in the US: ...

What You Don’t Know About Domestic Violence (Infographic)

Here’s a look at DV facts and figures in the US: ...

A conversation with journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan

Photo credit: Amana Fontanella-Khan  Amana Fontanella-Khan is a journalist based in Mumbai. She regularly covers women’s issues such as prostitution, rape, reproductive rights and women’s empowerment. Her work has been featured by var ...
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