Happy to Bleed Campaign about women periods

Women’s menstruation is perceived differently in different parts of the world. In 19th century France, women were barred from wine making, mushroom picking, silkworm tending or sugar refining during menstrual cycles. Women in most places are, till date, barred from attending and participating in religious ceremonies, if they are menstruating. This likelihood is much higher(…)

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Celebrating Women of Mumbai with SheThePeople.TV

I can step out of my house for a de-stressing walk at the oddest hour and still feel unthreatened

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Monica Jasuja

Being a returning NRI into the corporate world in modern, changing, growing India, I expected fewer barriers for women to climb to the top and for the current generation to truly reach their potential and create a stir. Is the glass ceiling a factor of women’s aspirations? However, not a lot has changed and though(…)

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Marital Rape by Hindustan Times

The Nirbhaya case put India’s rape problem on the global map but hasn’t quite brought much change to the situation on the ground – women continue to get rapes, many in urban settings and those in rural areas are rapes for reasons as bizarre as raising their voice before elders or some such silly thing.(…)

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My journey is not one which began with a dream or a goal. Neither it has any struck of luck kind of moments…

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How is feminism working for you

Primary and secondary education for women has been a questionable area, especially in Asia and most of the developing world. Recently, the Into film festival was held in UK, which is an annual film festival for education for 5-19 year olds. HeforShe campaigner Emma Watson and Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai got talking about a documentary(…)

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India is a country with various distinct places. Some are too cold while others too hot and yet others with moderate temperature and all these states comprising makes India a diverse country. Taking the case of the Thar Desert, it is considered to be one of the most arid and inhospitable places. Since a long(…)

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Women Entrepreneurs in India get connected with the Digital Women Awards

The explosion in the use of the Internet has paved the way for several path-breaking innovations.

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Meet woman entrepreneur Shaifali of EazyFix

Back in the summer of 2011, a young girl called Shaifali Agarwal had a rite of passage. She was making the move from a PG to a rented house all on her own. Coming from a small town in Uttarakhand, Shaifali had studied and now been working in Delhi for 4 years, and was finally(…)

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As described on the Facebook page of the ‘Pinjara Tod’ (Break the Cage) campaign, it is “an autonomous collective effort” that challenges the existence of sexist discriminatory rules in most Indian University hostels for women, consciously designed to regulate their movement and freedom beyond a certain time. This campaign began in June, where the hostel(…)

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We can remove the cloak of silence surrounding sexual violence even as we cloak our short dresses from the penetrating gaze of men…but

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CHANGING IDEAS ABOUT SEXUALITY ARE WE READY? Sexuality is a means of both control and liberation for an individual. In the case of women, it is mostly a means of control. Historically, we have been a heteronormative society, where a particular double standard has perpetuated where men and young boys are socially rewarded for expression(…)

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Back in 2008, when Abhinav Bindra acquired the first ever gold medal at Beijing Games, Apurvi Chandela in Jaipur found herself holding a rifle to become one of the finest women shooter of India. In yet another victory, she clinched the silver medal in women’s 10m air rifle event of the ISSF Rifle and Pistol(…)

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Many ministers have come under the scanner for their comments on women or violence against women. Not realizing the sensitivity of the whole matter, another minister K J Goerge, Home Minster of Karnataka is the latest one to make a highly obnoxious comment on the gang rape of a 22-year-old BPO employee by the cleaner(…)

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There was a time when women were struggling for recognition. Today, women are at the heart of it. Svetlana Alexievich has become the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Svetlana, who hails from Belarus is widely known for her knowledge of the failure of Soviet Union, the war with Afghanistan and the(…)

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More power to women. The commander of the US Navy’s special warfare unit urges SEALs – SEa Air Land combat team to open recruitments for women. This is on the heels of opening up a separate ranger school for women. This is a great initiative for the empowerment of women in combative fields. “In a(…)

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