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Women journalists condemn attack on Malini Subramaniam

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Malini Subramaniam, a journalist associated with the news website scroll.In was threatened by a gang of 20 men at her residence in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh on February 7. Here is the full text of the statement issued by the Network of Women in Media, India condemning the attack on Subramaniam We, members of the Network of

Women’s groups appalled by Maneka Gandhi’s proposal to record sex of the foetus and monitor pregnancies

Maneka Gandhi

The undersigned women’s organizations and right to health groups across India express their deep dismay at the recent statement made by the Hon. Minister for Women and Child, Mrs Maneka Gandhi proposing that sex determination tests be conducted on pregnant women, each pregnancy put on record and then pregnancies monitored to ensure that the foetus

Rohith Vemula suicide: Activists say attack on his mother is an attempt to delegitimize Dalit woman’s life-long struggle

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Activists representing Solidarity Committee for Rohith’s mother Radhika state that Radhika’s life-long struggle as a single mother, as an abandoned wife in an inter-caste marriage, her lived experience as a Dalit woman are being ruthlessly put under the scanner by ruling BJP politicians Full text of the statement: We believe there is a concerted effort

Suicidal tendencies of trans women : Links between loneliness and exclusion

Transgender- India

This is an edited version of the paper presented at the Seminar on Trans Inclusion: Implications and Challenges held on 21 and 22 January 2016 at the Periyar University, Tamil Nadu By Prof. A Mani It is well known that a large percentage of trans women experience social exclusion, isolation, loneliness and suicidal tendencies at

Women journalists condemn attack on Malini Subramaniam

malini-subramaniam

Malini Subramaniam, a journalist associated with the news website scroll.In was threatened by a gang of 20 men at her residence in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh on February 7. Here is the full text of the statement issued by the Network of Women in Media, India condemning the attack on Subramaniam

We, members of the Network of Women in Media, India, [...] Continue Reading…

Women’s groups appalled by Maneka Gandhi’s proposal to record sex of the foetus and monitor pregnancies

Maneka Gandhi

The undersigned women’s organizations and right to health groups across India express their deep dismay at the recent statement made by the Hon. Minister for Women and Child, Mrs Maneka Gandhi proposing that sex determination tests be conducted on pregnant women, each pregnancy put on record and then pregnancies monitored to ensure that the foetus was not aborted in [...] Continue Reading…

Rohith Vemula suicide: Activists say attack on his mother is an attempt to delegitimize Dalit woman’s life-long struggle

Rohith-Vemula-mother

Activists representing Solidarity Committee for Rohith’s mother Radhika state that Radhika’s life-long struggle as a single mother, as an abandoned wife in an inter-caste marriage, her lived experience as a Dalit woman are being ruthlessly put under the scanner by ruling BJP politicians

Full text of the statement:
We believe there is a concerted effort on the part [...] Continue Reading…

Suicidal tendencies of trans women : Links between loneliness and exclusion

Transgender- India

This is an edited version of the paper presented at the Seminar on Trans Inclusion: Implications and Challenges held on 21 and 22 January 2016 at the Periyar University, Tamil Nadu

By Prof. A Mani
It is well known that a large percentage of trans women experience social exclusion, isolation, loneliness and suicidal tendencies at various stages of their [...] Continue Reading…

Rohith Vemula suicide: My birth is my fatal accident!

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Feminists India is reproducing two letters, one written by Rohith Vemula himself, before he committed suicide in his friends’ university hostel room and the second letter by a Dalit PHD candidate, Pabitra Das, who has joined the hunger strike organised by students demanding justice for Rohith and other Dalit students

Rohith Vemula, took his life on 17 January, just few [...] Continue Reading…

Bijapur women register FIR against security forces for gang rape and loot

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Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression assists women register FIR against Chhattisgarh Police and security forces. Mob threatens rape survivors and tells them to return to village and not to lodge an FIR against forces

By WSS
After four trying days of chasing and pressuring authorities, the determination and resolve of the women of Bellam- Lendra (Nendra) village, Block Usur, [...] Continue Reading…

Women journalists’ body objects to insensitive reporting of rape by India Today

Rape-reporting

By Team FI
The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI), a national network of women journalists, has written to India Today publication condemning the insensitive rape report published by the media group on 30 December. India Today responded to the letter changing the headline on its website.

The text of NWMI’s letter sent to the editor, India Today is [...] Continue Reading…

Professor accused of sexually harassing colleague gets promoted to JNU Executive Council, women’s groups write to President, Please take sexual harassment seriously

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Women’s groups and individuals have written an open letter to the President of India protesting the appointment of Professor Bidyut Chakraborty to the Executive Council of JNU despite the case of sexual harassment against him. Activists have also expressed concern over the reports that his name features as a candidate for the prestigious position of the Vice Chancellor of [...] Continue Reading…

Disability rights activists write to PM demanding a review of National Building Code

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Requesting time for a finer reading of the National Building Code, disability rights activists demand that suggestions from people with disabilities ought to be included in the building plans

Team FI
A petition initiated by disability rights activist Professor Anita Ghai was sent to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the National Building Code (NBC) deliberations. Stating that the NBC is [...] Continue Reading…