We want Pride outside Pride month: Too much to ask?

Figure 1 Zoya Lobo in the Mumbai Local. Copyright: Mansi Kamani By Annu Bansal* When I first watched a video on Zoya Lobo on BBC News Hindi, I saw a rebel in kohl-lined eyes! A rebel who broke the societal norms to become the first Transgender photojournalist of India! Zoya Thomas Lobo is an inspiration … Continue reading We want Pride outside Pride month: Too much to ask?

A disruptive innovator, women’s rights activist, and social entrepreneur

By Mayuresh Gaikar* Women play multiple roles in society like sole income earner of her family or taking care of her family as a wife, mother, and daughter. Even though women make equal contributions as men in the nation’s development, societal limitations restrict them from realizing their full potential. They are positioned at the receiving … Continue reading A disruptive innovator, women’s rights activist, and social entrepreneur

Just merely saying “People at work” instead of “Men at work” will achieve little

By Neha Hassija A couple of weeks back, in a talk that I attended, the speaker made a mocking comment that despite the tall talk women do about gender equality, terms such as 'manning a department' and ‘manpower’ are still very much ingrained in their vocabulary. On similar lines, during a recent conversation, one of my … Continue reading Just merely saying “People at work” instead of “Men at work” will achieve little

Sexual violence: Perspectivizing the role of the state

By IMPRI Team Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi organized a talk under The State of Gender Equality – #GenderGaps with Prof Pushpesh Kumar on the topic Sexual Violence: Perspectivizing the Role of State on 28th July 2021. The event was chaired by Prof Vibhuti Patel, who is an influential … Continue reading Sexual violence: Perspectivizing the role of the state

Patriarchal interpretations of Quran and the need for community reforms

By Birendra Ram Mishra, Ramprashan Singh, Santosh Kumar Pradhan, Sonu Khan, Gatha G Namboothiri* Most of the women in Panso gau (‘village’) gathered at a common place in their village. Situated in the Gumla district of Jharkhand, Panso is a Muslim dominated village. The Rehnuma Law Centre team started the gau mulaakat (‘village get together’) with a seemingly simple question; what do … Continue reading Patriarchal interpretations of Quran and the need for community reforms

Women grow 80% of India’s food – but new farm laws overlook their struggles

By Bansari Kamdar*, Shreyasee Das** Indian women are left behind on farms to make ends meet as more men in India migrate from rural areas to cities, seeking higher incomes and better jobs. Nearly 75% of the full-time workers on Indian farms are women, according to the international humanitarian group OXFAM. Female farmers produce 60% … Continue reading Women grow 80% of India’s food – but new farm laws overlook their struggles

Understanding Agency, Autonomy and Patriarchal Violence in India

A National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) note, prepared during the Feminist Week of Resistance and Reflections (March 7 to 14) marking the International Women’s Day and the Savitri Bai Phule’s Death Anniversary, on (a) recognition of personhood by the state and judiciary through legal frameworks; (b) implementation and lived Experience: some ground realities; and (c) claiming agency … Continue reading Understanding Agency, Autonomy and Patriarchal Violence in India