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?
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
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
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
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
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
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