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A Kashmiri Youth killing was targeted, claims family

 
/ January 3, 2017

An 18-year-old boy Irfan Fayaz Wani was killed after he was allegedly hit by a teargas shell in Malarata area of Srinagar city on Sunday evening. “Irfan had gone to Malarata to attend the wedding function of his cousin,” a family member tells Nadiyah Shafi. “The situation was normal when...

It is the End of the World Without My Brother – Kashmir Unrest

 
/ December 30, 2016

Across the fields in Kashmir, Danish Manzoor,18, was on his way to tuitions when a bullet hit him during the Kashmir Unrest. He could hear a peaceful protest, condemning the death of a 20-year-old youth, as he breathed his last breath. Danish and his friends were standing at a distance...

It is the End of the World Without My Brother – Kashmir Unrest

 
/ December 30, 2016

Across the fields in Kashmir, Danish Manzoor,18, was on his way to tuitions when a bullet hit him during the Kashmir Unrest. He could hear a peaceful protest, condemning the death of a 20-year-old youth, as he breathed his last breath. Danish and his friends were standing at a distance...

A Village without ASHA

 
/ December 29, 2016

Nitu’s infant hasn’t received any vaccinations nor medical check-up since it was born. She does home remedies for her child because medical assistance is unavailable in her village. Sonam, a teenager doesn’t know much about menstrual hygiene. She wants to know about the bodily changes she’s undergoing, but there is no...

Let’s give up the veil, so that we can breathe

 
/ December 22, 2016

“I want to be able to go out and work too. Purdah and other such practices should end”, says a woman who has been forced to don the veil in her marital home poignantly. “Why is it that men are not forced to wear the veil our?” asks our Community...

Veiling Should be a Choice not a Compulsion

 
/ December 21, 2016

The image that comes to mind when we think of the veil is that of a Muslim woman in a burqua, whereas, the practice of veiling or ‘purdah’ (literally curtain) as it is known in South Asia, is not limited to any one religion.   It is not simply a...

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...

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...