Pre-Activism

How Football Changed the Lives of 600 young girls: Yuwa

A class that plays together, learns together. It is a tried and tested technique recommended by Franz Gastler. His NGO, Yuwa, is based in Jharkhand and is a platform that uses sports as a crucial catalyst to put the future of girls in their own hands through education. He talks about h...

CATCH THEM YOUNG - Gender Sensitising Kids with the Power of Theatre

Every time we bring up gender sensitisation - a common concern in our society echoes - do we need to teach our children about gender biases and ways to overcome them? Or are they too young to understand sensitive issues? Often Indian parents, when asked about the need for gender sensit...

Safe & Inclusive Workspaces: How Gender-Sensitising Kids Will Change Future Work Dynamics

India is struggling with gender sensitising her citizens today. We grow up in a society where men have more rights. Things may be changing today, but the change is rather slow. Many corporate organisations today want more diversity and inclusion, yet they are struggling to manage t...

Tackling raging gender bias through gender sensitisation

The World Economic Forum did a survey in 2016 which considered the proportion of resources and opportunities made available to women on educational, economic, political and health parities. India ranked a dismal 87 in the survey. We could blame the patriarchal society and regressive mi...

CREATING SAFE SPACES FOR OPEN CONVERSATIONS & MORE

To end violence against women, you first have to name it, know it, and recognize its many forms as an unacceptable assault upon the dignity of women and all society. I am a facilitator at an NGO called Seeds of Awareness. We hold sessions on sexual health at different low-income sc...

Curbing Violence In India By Gender-Sensitising Kids From An Early Age: Enfold

Enfold has worked with over a lakh children on gender, safety and self-empowerment. Their involvement with children brought forward several biases and prejudices that young children in our country live with, and they’ve uncovered several cases of abuse among both boys and girls. ...

How Schools can change the future of Sports in India

Where do children play? Everyone seems to agree that children should play, and that more children should play as often as possible. However, the problem is not “Why should children play?” The real problem is “Where?” With increasing urbanization, open sp...

What We can Learn from NorthEast India about Sports

The North-Eastern states in India are home to some of India’s most recognised international players. Just to name a few, M.C. Mary Kom - 2012 Olympics bronze medallist and a five-time world amateur-boxing champion, footballer Baichung Bhutia, boxer L. Sarita Devi, silver medallis...

5 reasons parents & schools should encourage physical education & sports

It is believed that a healthy body has a healthy mind. Anyone who has seen kids on a playground knows they are the happiest moving about, active and playing. Whether it is playing informally, competitive play or even playing just for fun. However, present day education is largely a...

5 everyday heroes that are helping farmers in India

Margaret Mead famously said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This statement has resounding relevance in the context of today, characterized by the emergence of a society comprisi...

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