August 26, 2013

Why Loitering is worth the Risk

By Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan and Shilpa Ranade

We post an extract from our book Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets in the wake of the recent gangrape of a journalist in Mumbai. It is true that women get attacked in public spaces in cities (and elsewhere), but it is also [...]

August 23, 2013

NWMI condemns gangrape of woman journalist in Mumbai & demands safety for women media professionals

  The Network of Women in Media, India, (NWMI) is shocked and angry at the alleged gangrape of a woman journalist and the assault on her male colleague in the evening of August 22 while they were on assignment for a print publication near the Shakti Mills compound at Mahalaxmi in Central Mumbai. The [...]

August 16, 2013

Loving “her” to Death

By Janaki Nair   A grisly attack on a young woman student and the violent suicide of a “spurned” boyfriend has shocked and alarmed the campus community at JNU in Delhi. Long believed to be the small “republic” where few of the violent hierarchies that are the staple of Indian life prevail, and where the [...]

July 20, 2013

Talking to kids about sexual safety – II

In an earlier post, I talked about Childline India’s programme on educating school kids on sexual safety. The programme, which runs in 180 schools across the city, teaches kids about basic concepts related to sexual safety. When they started devising the programme in 2011, they found that when it comes to sexuality education, “there is [...]

July 05, 2013

Abhi Aur Safar Baaki Hai

By Kalpana Khare

(This is the fourth of a series of posts written from the experiences at CREA of implementing a program called “Count Me IN! It’s My Body: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young Girls through Sports”. The first, second, and third posts are available here. CREA is [...]

June 21, 2013

The Muffled Moan

The society I live in – despite being relatively modern, independent, intellectual, and career oriented – has failed to offer some simple explanations, solutions or reasons for certain age-old practices that we follow. One of such practices is ‘sex after marriage’, recently modified to ‘sex-dependent-entirely-on-the-fact-that-we-will-marry’ (a.k.a the practice of marriage-dependent sex). I question this practice [...]

June 13, 2013

Talking to kids about sexual safety: Childline India’s school programme

Jack Kerouac – “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

Finding the right words is a struggle. There are manifestos attached to it. There are mottoes. How to encompass concepts of safety and abuse then within 12 point serif letters? How to talk to children? This is what Childline [...]

May 15, 2013

Making Choices: The Rhetoric and The Reality

By Sanjana Gaind

This is the third of a series of posts written from the experiences at CREA of implementing a program called “Count Me IN! It’s My Body: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young Girls through Sports”. The first and second posts are here. CREA is a feminist [...]

April 24, 2013

Ta(l)king sex beyond English

This is the second of a series of posts written from the experiences at CREA of implementing a program called “Count Me IN! It’s My Body: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young Girls through Sports”. CREA is a feminist human rights organization based in Delhi (www.creaworld.org).   (Take fifteen seconds for each [...]

April 06, 2013

On sexuality education: an interview with TARSHI

TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) is a Delhi-based NGO that works on sexuality with an affirmative and rights-based approach. It runs an infoline on topics related to sexual and reproductive health, HIV, contraceptive choices, sexual and gender identities, violence, safety and pleasure. The organisation is also involved in training, advocacy and research. [...]

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