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Aurat March Still Faces Never-Ending Backlash and Threats of Violence in Pakistan

Aurat March Still Faces Never-Ending Backlash and Threats of Violence in Pakistan Aurat March 2019 was held on March 8 as part of International Women’s Day celebrations in different cities including Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi, Hyderabad and Larkana.  People from diverse backgrounds came out on the roads in large numbers to express solidarity with…

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day   March 8—International Women’s Day—is a day of international solidarity, and a day for reviewing the strength and organisation of working women. But this is not a special day for women alone. March 8 is a historic and memorable day for the working people of the whole world. In 1917, on this…

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Gandhiji and Empowerment of Women

Gandhiji and Empowerment of Women Woman is more fitted than man to make exploration and take bolder action in nonviolence. There is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men. Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is…

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Young Women in Chile Spur Widespread Revolt

Young Women in Chile Spur Widespread Revolt In January 2018, the hemispheric #MeToo revolt blew up in Chile. Outrage over sexual abuse by Catholic priests and university professors catalysed mass demonstrations against Pope Francis, corrupt college administrations and the government’s wholesale neo-liberal privatisation of education. Primarily initiated by women students, young, feminist men jumped in…

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Mahila Samvad Yatra: Sabarmati to Srinagar

Mahila Samvad Yatra: Sabarmati to Srinagar The world is celebrating Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. And this is not just because of the calendar, but because of his contributions to mankind. He gave an alternate perspective to human civilisation and a unique way to fight injustice. To the world, driven by the idea of might against…

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#Me Too: A Voice that Awoke the Drowsy

#Me Too: A Voice that Awoke the Drowsy Inferiority complex is the gift that women in India receive as part of their socialisation, indoctrinated at every stage. The main goal of social institutions such as marriage, family, motherhood and others is the repression of women. Not fighting this repression and embracing it as the natural…