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Her Ghar: A right to residence for every woman

Posted Dec 17, 2014 by Moitrayee Mondal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife a few weeks back filed an RTI to know her right as the PM’s wife. In the same RTI she also mentioned that she wants to reside at her husband’s home. Jasodaben’s RTI reminds me of Rani whom I met a few days

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True Grit

Posted Dec 9, 2014 by Savvy Soumya Misra

Sudha walked out of her marriage ten years ago
She left her house
Her son in tow
Her man was a bigamist
She wanted out

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Violence against women and star power: Does their magic wand work?

Posted Dec 8, 2014 by Amit Sengupta

I am sure you must have seen or heard the speech made by actress Emma Watson of the Harry Potter series fame a couple of months ago at the UN headquarters in New York. Even as many of us in India are struggling to check the social acceptance of violen

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Having Those Difficult Conversations

Posted Dec 7, 2014 by Julie Thekkudan

I have over the years come to realise that there are three categories of people when it comes to women’s rights and gender equality. Those who are intrinsically convinced that women should have the same set of rights as men do and therefore are op

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Day of the Man: guarding the china shop

Posted Dec 6, 2014 by Oommen Kurian

This is nothing but terrorist activity by women’s organizations. I do not know how many Bhagat Singhs, Jatin Dases and Netajis will be born to stop this legal terrorism.

- Swarup Sarkar of the Save Indian Family Foundation on PWDVA.

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Gender parity needs to begin at home with mother’s guardianship rights!

Posted Dec 5, 2014 by Suraiya Tabassum

For as long as I can remember, applying for educational institutions, jobs, bank accounts, driving licenses or for official documents requires filling up forms with a column specifying the father’s name for the purpose of identification. It’s a p

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It’s a Girl!

Posted Dec 3, 2014 by Sabita Parida

“Congratulations, you delivered a healthy baby girl! But considering your health condition and as your first child is a girl, I think you should try for the second child as soon as possible”, this is what my doctor from a reputed Hospital in New Del

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Let’s Help End Domestic Violence!

Posted Dec 2, 2014 by Gina Dias

So now that we’ve begun talking about domestic violence and breaking the silence around it, we are faced with another, presumably larger challenge. How do we end domestic violence? In a previous post, I touched upon the importance of extending support to

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A Few Good Men

Posted Dec 1, 2014 by Savvy Soumya Misra

What I am attempting here is a bit difficult. And as a dear friend put it “a bit tricky”. It is about men or in this case ‘a man’ (another dear friend) who put his foot down against dowry and a splurgy wedding. He prevailed. To some exten

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Promises to keep—Implementation of PWDV Act in Odisha

Posted Nov 30, 2014 by Ranjana Das

As a part of the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence’ campaign in Odisha by Oxfam India, this year we planned to submit a memorandum to the Governor of Odisha in consultation with the partner organizations on the improper implementation of

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