Reclaiming Public Spaces For Women In India

Women face discrimination when it comes to safe public spaces. Safecity organised a photo exhibition and panel discussion during Global Anti- Street Harassment Week to deconstruct the crucial linkages between the freedom to travel and roam, and gendered violence in our session titled: ‘Reclaiming public spaces: Challenges in local transport” in Mumbai. We focussed on(…)


Law And Her: Understanding sexual harassment rights at workplaces

Sexual harassment of women at workplaces inhibits the access to workplaces and economic opportunities for women. The Supreme Court judgement in the Vishakha case (Vishakha & Ors. v. The State of  Rajasthan) resulted in the formation of the Vishakha guidelines that regulated workplace sexual harassment until the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and(…)


5 things you can do to end Gender Based Violence

Throughout the year, we have days dedicated to Mothers, Fathers, Children, Brothers and even Lovers. It seems like there is a day for everything. Whilst I don’t particularly care to patronise any of the above days, I do believe in my humble opinion, that the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is one of(…)


Not Possible to Rank Cities on Safety for Women: Elsa Marie D’Silva

Looking at all the horrendous stats on crimes against women — and lived experiences — we thought about doing a story on ranking Indian cities, or reflecting on rankings. Here’s why Elsa Marie D’Silva of SafeCity says that’s simply not possible in this country. She also shares a handy primer on what we need to(…)


Sexual harassment & violence: When systems let us down

The most ridiculous thing I have heard recently is that a Saudi millionaire claimed that he accidentally fell and penetrated a teenager whilst she slept on a sofa in his flat in London. He denied raping her even though his DNA was found in her vagina. The charges were cleared after a trial by the(…)


Feminist Rani: Making public spaces safe for women

Making public spaces safe for women – our effort in this edition of FEMINIST RANI made an effort to engage with people who are using technology to help make more public spaces safer for women. “We need to stop being tolerant, we need to speak up,” insisted Trisha Shetty, Founder of She Says India. Her(…)


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