Pre-Activism

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...

Why is Gender sensitization necessary at the school level?

The true purpose of education I believe that education or schooling is a process through which society creates the kind of individuals we wish to see in the world. Hence, it’s imperative that school curriculum lays strong emphasis on inculcating values of equality, inclusivit...

Why students, teachers & the school management need gender sensitisation

1997 - “These things tend to happen in girls’ colleges, leave it…” Back when I was studying in college, a girl was molested by her Physics teacher. We went to our class teacher to seek her help in the matter. She advised us thus, “Girls, these things...

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...

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