Category: THE GENDER BENDER

STRIDE with PRIDE

By Khushi Koul June, the pride month which celebrates love without questioning who have you fallen in love with, is a period of revelry which salutes the struggles, acknowledges the endurance and safeguards the interests of the LGBTQ+ community. It is that vibrant time of the year which reiterates the fluidity encompassed by gender identities.…
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Pride Month

By Aditi Yadav June is celebrated worldwide as Pride Month. Pride Month commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the on-going pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, as well as the accomplishments of LGBTQ individuals. The struggle has been real for these people especially…
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Pride and Peace- the Past, Present and Future

By Sanshita Vij A river of colours, a huge display of quirky signs and a sea of smiles- this is what a pride parade looks like. A pride parade is essentially a celebration of choice, autonomy and identities of people who do not fit the ‘normal’ as we know it. In modern-day, it is a…
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Zahra Yagana: From Child Bride to Human Rights Defender

Posted on November 1, 2018 Historically Afghan women have always been marginalized and accorded subordinate status. The position of women in the family and society has been shaped by many factors and there are strong cultural and historical roots of danger discrimination. Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic and traditional society that has been governed along tribal…
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WHERE DO WOMEN PEACE BUILDERS STAND IN THE 21st CENTURY?

Posted on September 25, 2018 Women, and thereby femininity, have often been associated with peace, love and softness. This has also led to the undermining of femininity. However, women have taken active roles as peace-builders – be it in their communities or on a global level. But what exactly is a peace builder? This article…
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Rape Culture & the Absence of Sex Education in Schools

Posted on September 28, 2018 The mandatory chapter on reproduction in biology class is a trying experience for both teachers and students. Most of us must have experienced the rushed, awkward manner in which the chapter on reproduction is studied- the teacher quickly rushing through the basics, hushed giggling and a general air of awkwardness…
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Can women forge the new peaceful world?

Posted on December 8, 2017 Women have been historically marginalised from the process of negotiation and peacemaking in post-conflict societies. They are falsely portrayed as powerless victims of conflict while men become decision-makers in conflict resolution and peacemaking. But, women as natural nurturers and caregivers are gifted with the qualities of a peacemaker. Increasing the…
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Behind the Curtains- The Invisible Domestic Help who drives India for little

Posted on August 29, 2018 As the world’s largest democracy and the second fastest growing economy India has traveled a long and precarious path. There has been a substantial yet subtle technical revolution in every sector of the economy from education to the non-government sector- the wave of change is discernible. However there is a…
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