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33 years, five women and (many) a movement

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‘In remembrance of feminist comrades and in preparation for difficult futures’ – a report of the annual day celebrations of Saheli Women’s Resource Centre, Delhi By Saheli Women’s Resource Centre It was a day of mixed emotions. On 9th August 2014, the hot and noisy (not to mention shaky) Saheli office was packed with people

Former Chairperson of NCW assaulted, Delhi Police ‘too busy’ to help

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Delhi police set a new standard of callousness and insensitivity last week when two police officers – one in a police control van and other on a police control motorbike ignored an ongoing incident of assault and refused to offer aid to the victims, one of whom was Dr V Mohini Giri, the 76-year-old former

Feminist fictions for teens

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By Team FI This is a list we made based on suggestions sent by several members of the feministsindia e-group. This is not a comprehensive list but a good one to start by if you are looking to introduce young adults to characters, situations and issues they would not meet in popular culture fiction and

India of my dream

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Activist Kavita Krishnan visualizes the India of her dream, one that she shares with those who struggle to transform the country We revolutionaries, who seek to transform society, spend a lot of time re-imagining the world we live in. That does not mean we live in a fool’s paradise. It means that we dream dreams

33 years, five women and (many) a movement

Saheli-delhi-meeting

‘In remembrance of feminist comrades and in preparation for difficult futures’ – a report of the annual day celebrations of Saheli Women’s Resource Centre, Delhi

By Saheli Women’s Resource Centre

It was a day of mixed emotions. On 9th August 2014, the hot and noisy (not to mention shaky) Saheli office was packed with people sitting on chairs, sprawled on durries, [...] Continue Reading…

Former Chairperson of NCW assaulted, Delhi Police ‘too busy’ to help

Mohini-Giri-assualt

Delhi police set a new standard of callousness and insensitivity last week when two police officers – one in a police control van and other on a police control motorbike ignored an ongoing incident of assault and refused to offer aid to the victims, one of whom was Dr V Mohini Giri, the 76-year-old former Chairperson of National Commission [...] Continue Reading…

Feminist fictions for teens

feminist fictions

By Team FI

This is a list we made based on suggestions sent by several members of the feministsindia e-group. This is not a comprehensive list but a good one to start by if you are looking to introduce young adults to characters, situations and issues they would not meet in popular culture fiction and non-fiction books. If you wish [...] Continue Reading…

India of my dream

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Activist Kavita Krishnan visualizes the India of her dream, one that she shares with those who struggle to transform the country

We revolutionaries, who seek to transform society, spend a lot of time re-imagining the world we live in. That does not mean we live in a fool’s paradise. It means that we dream dreams that can be achieved.

We [...] Continue Reading…

Independence Day speech: Modi’s art of doublespeak

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political record in Gujarat and at the Centre exposes the emptiness of his Independence Day’s speech. Presenting a detailed rebuttal of the Modi rhetoric

By Rohit Prajapati

In his first address as the Prime Minister on India’s Independence Day, Narendra Modi declared: “I am present amidst you not as the Prime Minister, but as the Prime [...] Continue Reading…

Mina Agarwala: Her world of voluntarism

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A tribute to one of the pioneers of Indian women’s movement who paved the way for future generations in Assam

By Monisha Behal

I can think of few women as committed to the cause of women’s issues as my Borma Mina Agarwala (whom we affectionately called Mambu). She passed away in the early hours of 24th July 2014. [...] Continue Reading…

I will not call for death

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I will not call for death is a poem written by Naila Farouky. Farouky is an Egyptian film maker and Producer. She is also the CEO of the Arab Foundations Forum, a platform for philanthropic organisations that work for the Arab region. Farouky has, in various forums, highlighted human rights concerns and upheavals in the Arab World, and commented [...] Continue Reading…

Fashion shoot resembling Delhi gang-rape evokes disgust and disbelief

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By Team FI

A fashion shoot which has striking similarities with the Delhi gang rape in 2012 has sparked outrage on social media and feminist circles in India. In his newly-released portfolio series named The Wrong Turn, Mumbai-based fashion photographer Raj Shetye features a woman on a bus being abused by several men.

In December 2012, a young woman who [...] Continue Reading…

What is in store for women in the Union Budget 2014-15?

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Union budget 2014-15 offers up old and new schemes but fails to address macro-economic and social causes of exploitation and subordination of women

By Vibhuti Patel

The Union Budget 2014-15 will largely benefit the middle class, and offer comfort to middle and upper class women as consumers. Poor women will be crushed by the macro-economic policies that will fuel inflation, land [...] Continue Reading…