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Animated videos use humour to aid Mumbai Police helpline for women

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Eeksaurus, a Mumbai based animation studio, have launched three awesome short videos to spread awareness about Mumbai Police Helpline 103 to report violence against women By Team FI A woman walking down an alley gets accosted by man. Unperturbed she uses her secret weapon, her jacket sprouts porcupine like thorns whereupon she proceeds to hug

Why VAMP supports decriminalisation of sex work

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Any argument that seeks to define sex work as violence and exploitation forecloses discussion over the rights of people involved in sex work to pursue it as a livelihood. Law enforcement agencies, health authorities and clients often use punitive action to harass sex workers and violate their human rights. Decriminalisation will help sex workers address

Delhi women’s commission head changes tune on sex work, says she is open to legalization

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By Team FI A meeting with National Network of Sex Workers and other organisations has resulted in DCW Chair Swati Maliwal accepting that she supports legislation of sex work. Though offering no apology, she said she was open to a consultative process with sex workers and NGOs working with them. Following a statement submitted to

Delhi Women’s Commission head compares sex work with rape, sex workers groups protest

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The National Network of Sex Workers and women’s organisations in India have strongly condemned Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), chairperson Swati Maliwal’s comment that sex work is akin to “rape” and needed to be eradicated. The sex workers organizations, in a statement released to the media, have demaned that Maliwal should retract her statement. They

Animated videos use humour to aid Mumbai Police helpline for women

Mumbai-police-helpline-women

Eeksaurus, a Mumbai based animation studio, have launched three awesome short videos to spread awareness about Mumbai Police Helpline 103 to report violence against women

By Team FI
A woman walking down an alley gets accosted by man. Unperturbed she uses her secret weapon, her jacket sprouts porcupine like thorns whereupon she proceeds to hug her assailant. A message splashes across [...] Continue Reading…

Why VAMP supports decriminalisation of sex work

sex-workers-rights

Any argument that seeks to define sex work as violence and exploitation forecloses discussion over the rights of people involved in sex work to pursue it as a livelihood. Law enforcement agencies, health authorities and clients often use punitive action to harass sex workers and violate their human rights. Decriminalisation will help sex workers address abusive or sub-standard or [...] Continue Reading…

Delhi women’s commission head changes tune on sex work, says she is open to legalization

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By Team FI
A meeting with National Network of Sex Workers and other organisations has resulted in DCW Chair Swati Maliwal accepting that she supports legislation of sex work. Though offering no apology, she said she was open to a consultative process with sex workers and NGOs working with them.

Following a statement submitted to the government by the National [...] Continue Reading…

Delhi Women’s Commission head compares sex work with rape, sex workers groups protest

swati-maliwal

The National Network of Sex Workers and women’s organisations in India have strongly condemned Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), chairperson Swati Maliwal’s comment that sex work is akin to “rape” and needed to be eradicated. The sex workers organizations, in a statement released to the media, have demaned that Maliwal should retract her statement. They have also asked [...] Continue Reading…

Health rights activists say NO to HPV Vaccine

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Following the government’s decision to conduct a feasibility study to introduce a vaccine for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), public health activists and women’s groups question the vaccine’s safety and efficacy

By Team FI
Health rights activists, women’s groups and representatives of public health networks have reacted with shock and concern over the Government of India’s recently announced plan to introduce human papillomavirus [...] Continue Reading…

A campaign to abort the abortion stigma

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A unique campaign to dispel myths and misconceptions and create a platform to normalize conversations around the issue of abortion

By CREA Team

AbortTheStigma is a campaign launched by CREA – a New Delhi based feminist human rights organisation in partnership with Youth Ki Awaaz that aims to combat stigma and shame surrounding women’s rights and access to safe abortion services [...] Continue Reading…

APJ Kalam was a missile man, let us not get carried away by epithets like “People’s President”

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Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, popularly known as a ‘missile man’ passed away on Monday, after a cardiac arrest, in Shillong, North East India. He was 83. It was alleged by activists that Kalam’s nomination in 2002 by the then BJP-led NDA, was an attempt to whitewash BJP’s alleged role in the Gujarat violence which [...] Continue Reading…

Activists write to President seeking stay on Yakub Memon execution

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By Team FI
Several left wing Politicians, human rights activists and feminists have written a mercy petition to the President of India requesting clemency for Yakub Memon.

Memon was awarded death sentence by the TADA court for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts and is scheduled to be hanged on 30 July.

Here is the full text [...] Continue Reading…

Protect free speech and accountability, nation-wide support pours in for Teesta Setalvad

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By Team FI
Support is pouring in for Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand following the CBI raids on their residence that began on Tuesday, 13th July. Social activists have been alleging that the Hindu nationalist party BJP’s Narendra Modi led Government has been repeatedly attacking Setalvad and her organsiation for helping the victims of Gujarat violence that shook [...] Continue Reading…