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Rights of Farmers, Agricultural Labourers and Forest Workers in India Community Resource

India has always been a predominantly agrarian economy give the abundance of rivers and fertile soil across the country. From the golden fields of wheat in Punjab, to maize, millet and pulses thriving in the alluvial rich vast agricultural expanse of the flood plains of the Ganga and its tributaries, to the lush paddy fields…

Urban Neurosis in Women A look at Women's Mental Health on International Women's Day

Do you experience inexplicable sadness for long periods of time? Do you find it hard to sleep or hard to get out of bed? Have you gained or lost weight suddenly? Have you lost interest in sex? Have you developed irrational but paralyzing fears? If you are an urban woman, there is a good chance…

Intersectional Feminism What it means, how it works, and why you should practice it

Consider the various aspects of your identity: your job, your marital status, your favourite food or book or colour. More importantly, consider the most basic aspects that identify you: your gender, your sexuality, your caste, your religion, should you choose to embrace one. In this context, it is vital to question which parts of your…

Social Media & Contemporary Journalism How to Spot and Stop Fake News

On February 27, 2018 when CJP Secretary, Teesta Setalvad arrived at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth to conduct a workshop on how Fake News is spread and what can be done to stop it, her scheduled program was derailed by members of ABVP with tacit support from the police. While Masscommunication Students of the University bravely…

Caste Discrimination Laws in India

Caste Discrimination and Related Laws in India Community Resource

Of late, privileged India has been forced to take cognizance of the ‘other’ India because of a series of events that brought to light their plight. First was the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit PhD student whose death was dubbed ‘institutional murder’ by the burgeoning students movement in the country. Then came the Una…

Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Coping Mechanisms Community Resources

When thinking of some of the most extreme things that can happen to “life”, one often thinks of death. Even though it is an important aspect of life, we refrain from talking about it. The fact is that one cannot fully live life without considering the possibility of death. However, talking about death, how and…

इस नए साल का डर से नहीं हिम्मत से स्वागत करें महिलाएं नए साल की पूर्व संध्या पर यौन उत्पीड़न या हमले के शिकार होने वाली महिलाओं के लिए आसान प्रावधान

नए साल की शाम अक्सर भारत में महिलाओं के लिए बुरी यादें छोड़ जाती है. हालांकि 2016 में बेंगलुरु में महिलाओं से हुई सामूहिक छेड़छाड़ अभी भी हमारी याददाश्त में ताजा है, मुंबई, जो शहर अपने अपेक्षाकृत सुरक्षित माहौल के लिए जाना जाता है, वहां भी ऐसी घटनाएं हुई थी. भारत में यौन उत्पीड़न और बलात्कार के…

Not a Damsel in Distress Community Resource: Tips for women facing sexual harassment or assault

*** This resource was first published on Dec 31, 2017 as a ready reckoner for women facing sexual harassment on New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve often ends badly for women revelers in India. While the mass molestation of women in Bangalore in 2016 is still fresh in public memory, there have been similar incidents…

Understanding LGBTQIA Community Resources

Whether you are a person discovering your gender and sexuality or the parent of such a person, it is important to empower yourself with correct information. Here are a few resources that can help you learn about the vibrant LGBTQIA community. Understand the Law The first step is to understand the section of the law…

Tabular Critique of the Transgender Bill 2016 Community Resources

This table compares the provisions in the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 that will reportedly be tabled in the winter session of the Indian Parliament against the criticisms made by trans*, gender variant, and intersex groups, and the demands for revisions required to protect our rights. This was originally published on Sampoorna India Blog PROVISION…

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