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Silence, Shame and Stigma around Menstruation

 
/ December 14, 2016

The first period can be scary and confusing. But coupled with deep-seated taboos around menstrual impurity, it can become a harrowing experience. Four women of different ages from rural Uttar Pradesh share their experiences of menstruation and the stigma. These experiences surprisingly are very similar to the ones shared by...

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Tragic death of two children motivates a community to build a new school

 
/ December 13, 2016

The tragic death of two girls was the catalyst for transformation in a village in Uttar Pradesh. Watch how community joined forces with VV to demand a school in their village, under RTE Act, 2005.   When the brand new government school was inaugurated in a village of Uttar Pradesh, the...

Tragic death of two children motivates a community to build a new school

 
/ December 13, 2016

The tragic death of two girls was the catalyst for transformation in a village in Uttar Pradesh. Watch how community joined forces with VV to demand a school in their village, under RTE Act, 2005.   When the brand new government school was inaugurated in a village of Uttar Pradesh, the...

Is creating a culture of accountability in Kashmir, a problem? Khurram Parvez asks the Govt

 
/ December 9, 2016

Khurram Parvez is a noted Kashmiri Human Rights activist.  He has led organisations like Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) to take strong stands on the police and army brutality in Kashmir.  On September 15 Khurram was detained at Delhi airport...

Is creating a culture of accountability in Kashmir, a problem? Khurram Parvez asks the Govt

 
/ December 9, 2016

Khurram Parvez is a noted Kashmiri Human Rights activist.  He has led organisations like Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) to take strong stands on the police and army brutality in Kashmir.  On September 15 Khurram was detained at Delhi airport...

Playtime for Boys and Housework for Girls: Training in Gender Roles Begins Early

 
/ November 28, 2016

When an 8-year old boy and his 11-year old older sister are interviewed about their daily activities the gender disparities in division of household chores come to the fore. The story powerfully demonstrates how difficult it is for girls to aspire to the same educational attainments as boys, to this...

Playtime for Boys and Housework for Girls: Training in Gender Roles Begins Early

 
/ November 28, 2016

When an 8-year old boy and his 11-year old older sister are interviewed about their daily activities the gender disparities in division of household chores come to the fore. The story powerfully demonstrates how difficult it is for girls to aspire to the same educational attainments as boys, to this...

Ban on Kashmir Reader – A Kashmiri Journalist’s Perspective

 
/ November 23, 2016

On 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Government of India banned Kashmir Reader, a four-year-old newspaper published from Srinagar. It was accused by the government for publishing content “that could incite violence and disturb public tranquillity”. They were further ordered the printer and publisher to  abstain from printing and...