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INDIA: War Against Rape

Following the now infamous New Delhi gang rape, Stella Paul is simultaneously horrified and encouraged by her community's reaction. Read More »

"A hundred reasons for rape and sexual violence have been pointed out, but we have yet to hear someone come out and say the words that could set the ball of change rolling."

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Offer: Now Hiring: Program Coordinator and Assistant with Feminist Approach to Technology (New Delhi, India)

Two urgent vacancies are available with Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT) in New Delhi, India. The deadline to apply is 28 February 2013. … Read More»

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Dancing, For This and a Billion More Risings

“Good girls don’t dance in the middle of a road,” a wise elderly relative told me as I was pulled away from the tiny circle in which my cousins and I were dancing. … Read More»

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Behind closed doors - Violence against domestic workers of India

Violence against women, is common in every sphere of work today but women employed in our domestic sectors, remain the most exploited and helpless of them.This large population, mainly of women and … Read More»

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Autobiography of a sex worker - book review

Autobiography of a sex worker by Nalini Jamila, a book I recently read gives an insight into the life of ordinary men and women through the life experience of a sex-worker. … Read More»

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street harassment in india

opening a newspaper on any given day in india can lead to severe pre-breakfast trauma, which only gets worse once stepping out into the streets. … Read More»

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

I just finished Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Live, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. It is exquisite, astonishing, empathetic, and honest. … Read More»

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Offer: 2013-2014 Charles Pick Fellowship - Applicants must be from South Asia (Deadline: 30 Jan 2013)

The Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship supports to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose based in South Asia. … Read More»

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Man vs. Beast

To refer to the extreme brutality of a man, he is called a beast. … Read More»

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Of Patriarchal Rationality and Chauvinistic Sanity

As I post this here, the news is that an assault victim from Patiala has committed suicide on the account that she was being pressurized by the police to get married to the culprit or have a financial … Read More»

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