Pre-Activism

10 ways we discourage our children from playing sports

Come Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and other World Championships, India is suddenly gripped in a mad frenzy and what follows is an eager wait for the medals. More often than not, we struggle on the world stage and celebrate single digit wins - although, we have the talent with imme...

Support from the society can make or break an athlete: Boxing & powerlifting champ Dushyant Dubey

“I didn’t choose the sport. The sport chose me.” Growing up, I was this lazy, unathletic kid, I had won no sporting accolades in my life, besides a first place finish in a sack race many years ago and my somewhat juvenile interest in Cricket (like almost every other Indian ki...

Why Women too Need Gender Sensitisation

posted on 28 July, 2017

Why Women too Need Gender Sensitisation

The long-drawn movement for women's rights has been fighting to bring women and men on an equal footing in society. However, the perception that women are oppressed and exploited by men alone is not true. Patriarchy is so seeped into the system that often, some women vehemently...

How we Normalise Gender Bias in India

posted on 28 July, 2017

How we Normalise Gender Bias in India

There is a very distinct difference between sex and gender. The former refers to the biological makeup of a person and the latter is the social distinction between how a man and a woman is supposed to “conform to society.” A lot of issues relating to safety for women and me...

Gender Sensitisation in India: Where Do We start?

We often don't realise how the most common and seemingly innocent comments and actions send a strong message to kids that men and women are not equal. This mindset is what spurs so many instances of crimes like rapes and domestic abuse against women. The need of the hour is to raise our...

How we pass on Gender Biases to our Kids

How often have we heard people say, "Ladki se haar gaya?" When we raise our children with such biases, we create gender-based societies. A biased society objectifies genders and promotes gender-based violence, especially against women. Is this how we want to raise our kids? ...

How Gender inequality is mistakenly learnt from the home

Often, we mistakenly pass on erroneous gender and social constructs to our children. It only happens because patriarchy is so deeply ingrained in our society for a long time. There is a huge outcry against women-related crimes in India today. However, if we are not paying attention to t...

A Conversation with Radhika Vaz - The Need for Gender Sensitisation in Indian Schools

Despite the recent outcry on violence against women, our society is still debating on the need for gender sensitisation in India. We still fail to understand the issue of threat to women's safety, and hence, we fail to discuss the possible solutions. With the 'Alarm Bajne Se Pehle J...

WANT TO CURB CRIMES COMMITTED BY JUVENILES AGAINST WOMEN? GENDER SENSITIZATION IS THE KEY

Crimes against women committed by juveniles is at an all-time high. The evidence is everywhere and spread across all parts of the country, be it rural or urban. This alarming increase in the number of such juvenile crimes and the gruesomeness of the same propelled the Supreme Court...

The growing menace of Child Abuse and how can we put an end to it

How serious is the issue? We are no stranger to shocking cases of child sexual abuse being reported across news channels and newspapers almost every other day. Image Credit: Indian Express As per the data compiled by NCRB (National Criminal Record Bureau), 8,800 cases of...

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