Intensify Struggle for Gender Equality Enshrined in Constitution! Despite over 72 years since 1947, what is the situation of gender equality in India? The question begins with sex selection operating before birth, misusing scientific advances. It continues into unequal opportunities to survive, as economic factors coupled with social bias lead […]
Fast Judicial Process, Responsive Policing, Civic Facilities, Workplace Security Must For Security of Women Against Sexual Abuse A spate of incidents related to sexual violence against women in the last few weeks has turned the spotlight firmly on the need for fair, speedy trials and fast track courts. Focus has […]
Hold Police and Govt. Accountable! Not Hysteria but Questions needed in Spate of Gang Rapes and Murders
The terrible, horrible gang rape and murder of a vet in Hyderabad raises straight questions which are being lost in the din of corporate media coverage, hysterical crowds baying murder and a CM who opens his mouth after days to speak as though no responsibility lies at his door. The […]
Trivializing, Evading, Communalizing Desertion- The Triple Talaq Bill Criminalizes A Talaq –which –Isn’t!
The Supreme Court of India has already upheld that triple talaq is not valid- is no talaq at all, and the marriage contract shall be therefore deemed continuing to stand unless terminated by valid divorce proceedings. It also cited that most Islamic countries had also done away with this form […]
A non accidental highway crash involving a car carrying the Unnao rape survivor, her lawyer and also the aunts, one of who was her confidante and who had accompanied her to the UP CM’s Durbar in quest of justice. Her village (it is also the village of the accused MLA) […]
Fight to Demolish Feudal Patriarchal culture at workplaces and for Democratic Culture. In India, the “Me Too’ movement exposes that forcing law enactments are not enough-Movements alone can ensure implementation. Brave, angry outpourings from women journalists and women in the entertainment industry in Mumbai are reigning over headlines in India. […]
Expose and Demand Action against State Complicity in Violence against Women! Fight Patriarchy and Institutions supporting these Values!
Friends, The last week has been horrific for women in India. Instances of different kinds of violence against women have all come to the fore simultaneously from different parts of India. In all of them either administrations or different wings of the state, especially the police have failed to act […]
The press note issued by the team consisting of leaders of IFTU, AIKMS and POW after the team visited Toothukudi on May 29, 2018 is being published here. This press note has been released by the team at the press conferences held at Vijayawada (AP), Hyderabad (Telengana) and Chennai (Tamilnadu). […]
Fight Backward Feudal, Communal, Casteist Diktats For Women of Hindutva led Govt. Fight Patriarchy, Fight for Equality. Strengthen solidarity with Democratic struggles and with the revolutionary movement to build a new society. 8th March embodies the spirit of collective struggle of women to assert equality- not just of gender but […]
Five years down from 16th December 2012 and the subsequent struggle highlighting the grip of patriarchy over all wings of the State and over society, little has changed. One aspect under the scanner then was the Judiciary. This year there is sufficient reason to use this day to focus on […]