“In spite of current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible.” Confession: I’m a complete sucker for signs and synchronicities. If I’m about to dive into the day after … More Social Work, Social Innovation, Social Impact, Social Media?
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant problem affecting millions of people worldwide, irrespective of their gender. While women are considered the primary victims of IPV, studies have shown that male victims also experience violence from their partners. In India, the issue of male IPV victims is often overlooked due to the pervasive societal belief … More INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (IPV) AMONG MALES
(TW: Child abuse, domestic violence) We offer so much consideration and understanding to adults. We accept that they make mistakes. We say that teachers and parents are not perfect and they’re trying their best. Yet, when it comes to children, who due to their barely developed brains and relatively new arrival to this world should … More Hitting A Child Is Disrespecting A Child
I haven’t been able to pen my thoughts in a long while after experiencing loss and I just fell short of words. My friend had asked me to write a piece on “Child labour,” and while it didn’t stir me up to write about it immediately, I just looked up some of my childhood pictures … More Our privileges are not everyone’s
I was a sight to behold – folks thronged to gaze at my mounds and ridges wrapped in ethereal greens. Flanked by my friends Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve I, the Bandipur Tiger Reserve exists, wait… meet my bulwark, my buffer, my shock absorber – the eco sensitive zone: she is the … More I know them… I know those who did this to me
“Main isliye kama rahi hu, taaki maa ko mehnat na karni pade (I am earning, so that my mother doesn’t have to),” said Prerna, who is the daughter of a domestic worker and has been working ever since she was 10. She is based out of Mumbai and did go to school. However, her circumstances were … More “I Work So My Mother Doesn’t Have To”: Tackling Child Labour In India
This is the first part of the three-part series on ‘casteism in educational spaces’ as a part of the Justicemakers’ Writer’s Training Program, run in partnership with Agami and Ashoka’s Law For All Initiative. You can find the first part here. Trigger warning: casteism __ The Dalit community is one of the most marginalised and disadvantaged ones in India. The … More The Plight And Rights Of Dalit Students In School Campuses
When you begin your journey in the sphere of social justice work, you begin with copious amounts of zeal, passion and enthusiasm that you believe can shake the world. Of course, you are told that if you showed up with the idea of wanting to save and rescue people, you might have shown up with … More The Savior Complex – Drawing the lines in social justice work
So, I was on my way back from work with a friend and we were snacking on something together. I chose to keep the wrapper in the bag, head home and then bin it. But my friend chose the road as her dustbin. Well, what can I say? She said, ‘Hey give me the wrapper … More Toxic.
Youth Ki Awaaz is back with its award-winning Writers Training Program that has trained over 3000 young people in critical skills of writing, research, interview and effective communication – in a new avatar, to equip young changemakers with creative problem-solving skills to achieve justice. The new Justicemakers Writer’s Training Program is being run by YKA … More Justicemakers Writer’s Training Program