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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...

Impact Story

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...