Critical feminist pedagogy: A magic bullet to end patriarchy

By Deven Shah* Across ages, we have seen a persistent gender-based discrimination in India. This discrimination manifests in the form of gender-based violence (40% of women have experienced domestic violence), trafficking of women, sexual abuse (42% of girls have been sexually abused), etc. A low sex ratio also (940 females for 1000 males) indicates the … Continue reading Critical feminist pedagogy: A magic bullet to end patriarchy

How voluntary organisation Humsafar helps liberate domestic violence survivors

By Vineet Mall* While traveling through Lucknow, one is bound to come across e-rickshaws and autorickshaws driven by women. The picture of women driving e-rickshaws/autorickshaw across Uttar Pradesh, a state notorious for patriarchy and crime against women, is bound to surprise onlookers. Behind this effort to create livelihood opportunities for women is HUMSAFAR, a Support … Continue reading How voluntary organisation Humsafar helps liberate domestic violence survivors

Despite legislative acts, basic healthcare eludes the transgender community

By Tanya Dhir* Transgender health access has been widely neglected by governments and legislative bodies in India. While a bill passed now and then to reaffirm action, the system has failed to tackle key issues that lead to the lack of healthcare utilization by transgender people. These issues have their roots in stigmatization and the … Continue reading Despite legislative acts, basic healthcare eludes the transgender community

Gender-inclusive workplace: Not without menstrual hygiene management

By Makarand Gomashe* Recent years have seen a shift of work culture and hiring dynamics at workplace. Most of the new hires are asked to submit their demographic details along with the job application is to evaluate and ensure the equal opportunity to people from different backgrounds, including gender. In the 21st century, it is … Continue reading Gender-inclusive workplace: Not without menstrual hygiene management

CII’s water summit: Lack of women representation reflects on patriarchal mindset

Open letter on missing women in the 2020 CII-International Water Innovation Summit “For a Shared Water Future”, addressed to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti and other organizing partners with observations and suggestions from the students of TERI-School of Advanced Studies with a teacher and few others: We learn from … Continue reading CII’s water summit: Lack of women representation reflects on patriarchal mindset

Maai, who started informal education with Mushahar children, has left on eternal journey

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* She was our Maai i.e. mother. Everyone in the villages, in our center or any visitor that came at our Prerna Kendra called her ‘Maai’. She would be there to greet us with her beautiful and energetic smile but that smile is now gone and we only have her memories with … Continue reading Maai, who started informal education with Mushahar children, has left on eternal journey

Grassroots banker reinvents banking in a remote place with poor connectivity

By Chetna Gala Sinha* In March, the banking sector started becoming increasingly worried about the fall out of the countrywide lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic. The general perception was that the market would come down and affect both the stock and government bonds market. I too was anxious. But within three months of the lockdown, … Continue reading Grassroots banker reinvents banking in a remote place with poor connectivity