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Gender Audit of the Union Budget 2019–20

Gender Audit of Union Budget 2019-2020 Introduction   Women and girls face various forms of vulnerability throughout the life cycle. They may face discrimination before or after birth; violence, harassment or abuse; neglect due to dependence and lack of access to resources; social prejudice; and exploitation—whether economic, political, social or religious. They are vulnerable to…

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Cracking the Glass Ceiling With the Wall

Cracking the Glass Ceiling With the Wall A 620-kilometre-long wall of almost five million women was created in Kerala, striking down the brahmanical, right-wing forces of patriarchy, reasserting the progressive values of the people of India, and is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. The women in Kerala led by Brinda…

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Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq

Stop The Criminalisation of Triple Talaq We, the undersigned individuals, women’s rights activists and allies of the women’s movement, are opposed to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 in its present form. We appeal to the Members of Rajya Sabha to completely withdraw the Bill and significantly re-draft it in the…

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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…