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A Feminist Engagement With The Constitution Is Important For Breaking The Structures Of Patriarchy

Photo caption: Midnight Session of the Constituent Assembly held on 14-15 August 1947 Photo Courtesy: Department of Justice, Govt. Of India

A Feminist Engagement With The Constitution Is Important For Breaking The Structures Of Patriarchy

January 27, 2020

Seventy years ago, on 26th January 1950, India’s constitution came into force. The constituent assembly which started its debates on 9th...

We Need More Legal Feet On The Ground In This Resistance Against The NRC and CAA

Mishika Singh started ‘Lawyers for Detainees’, a legal aid group to help with legal support during the NRC-CAA protests. (Photo courtesy:Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

We Need More Legal Feet On The Ground In This Resistance Against The NRC and CAA

January 22, 2020

India is seeing a massive countrywide resistance against discriminatory citizenship measures and women are leading it. Women across states have been...

This Government has brought politically inactive students like me on the streets with its anti-people policies: Debsmita Chaudhury

Debsmita Chaudhury (24), is a gold medallist in Political Science and International relations from Jadavpur University. She expressed her dissent during the convocation ceremony by tearing a copy of the Citizenship Amendment Act. (Photo Courtesy: Debsmita Chaudhury)

This Government has brought politically inactive students like me on the streets with its anti-people policies: Debsmita Chaudhury

January 16, 2020

Debsmita Chaudhury (24) has no regrets. On the contrary, she is quite proud of herself for using the most important platform...

We Will Keep The Resistance Alive- Women Students of Aligarh Muslim University

Tazeen Junaid (18), a second year English Literature student at Aligarh Muslim University. She, along with other women students have kept the anti- NRC resistance alive in AMU after it was shut down following police brutality on the students. (Photo courtesy: Tazeen Junaid)

We Will Keep The Resistance Alive- Women Students of Aligarh Muslim University

January 7, 2020

Tazeen Junaid (18) believes she has a duty to keep the resistance against the discriminatory and exclusionary citizenship laws alive in...

“We Have To Fight For The Soul Of This Country From These New Oppressors”– Women of Shaheen Bagh

Saima Khan(33) a resident of Jasola at the anti CAA and NRC resistance in Shaheen Bagh. Protestors at Shaheen Bagh, led by women, have been offering a peaceful resistance against India’s discriminatory citizenship laws for the past 19 days.

“We Have To Fight For The Soul Of This Country From These New Oppressors”– Women of Shaheen Bagh

January 1, 2020

Saima Khan (33) is heartbroken and angry.  “ I cannot explain in words my pain when I am asked as a...

If Constitution Guarantees Equal Rights, Where are these Rights for Adivasi Women?

Bitiya Murmu, a Santhal Adivasi woman leader based in Dumka in Jharkhand has been fighting a personal and a political battle for women’s land and inheritance rights within the Adivasi society. (Photo Courtesy: Bitiya Murmu)

If Constitution Guarantees Equal Rights, Where are these Rights for Adivasi Women?

December 9, 2019

For Bitiya Murmu (40), a Santhal Adivasi woman leader in Jharkhand, personal has become political. For the last ten years, she...

First Time Woman MP From The Adivasi Community Hopes To Be The Voice Of The People Of Araku

Goddeti Madhavi is a first time Scheduled Tribe Member of Parliament from the Araku Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Photo credit: Annapurna Verma

First Time Woman MP From The Adivasi Community Hopes To Be The Voice Of The People Of Araku

September 3, 2019

Goddeti Madhavi (26), the first time Member of Parliament (MP) from Araku in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) knows...