(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
Recently, I watched a film called“ Mimi”. In a Bollywood film, the storyline is on the surface pretty simple. An American couple is in Rajasthan combining tourism with the search for a surrogate mother who can bear their child. They have contacted a few brokers and been shown, several women. But they are all anaemic … More Surrogacy : The Rented Womb
“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
On June 28th 2015, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched #SelfieWithDaughter on Twitter. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of gender imbalances and encouraged the parents to give importance to their daughters. Within a few hours, Twitter was flooded with selfies of fathers and daughters using #SelfieWithDaughter. The campaign created a buzz and everyone spoke … More Unwanted!
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
Located in South Asia, the landlocked country of Nepal is situated between India and Tibet and has been a refuge for people from many linguistic and ethnic backgrounds for generations. It is also home to some of the highest peaks in the world, right from the majestic Everest to the breathtaking Cho Oyu. While the … More Innovation For Solving Nepal’s Pressing Issues
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.
“We have the best culture. In our culture there is no place for a woman,” says the Defendant lawyer of Nirbhaya’s case. 1 in 3 women globally is beaten, forced into sex or abused. 1 in 5 will become a victim of rape or attempted rape. Sexual violence is in some way ubiquitous. It is … More Not just charity, justice begins at home