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Women’s Issues

Supporting Woman Abuse Survivors as Mothers

March 3, 2011
The legal establishment in India has take an important step towards preventing abuse of children by parents and caretakers.

Patriarchy, Pills And PMS

March 3, 2011
A pill to stop your periods, scream the headlines announcing the fact that scientists are working on a pill that could eliminate the need for women to have monthly menstruation. But who decides these things? And who benefits by defining a woman’s period as something that should be done away with?

Healing From Incest And Child Sexual Abuse

March 3, 2011
Pallavi Bhattacharya interviews Anuja Gupta, founder of RAHI (Recovery and Healing from Incest), on the issue of incest and childhood sexual abuse in India.

Female Foeticide: My Baby Deserves To Live

March 3, 2011
Female foeticide has led to a completely skewed sex ratio in many parts of South-East Asia. This essay discusses discrimination towards the girl child in India.

Dating Dish: Why ‘Perfect’ Men Are Dangerous

March 3, 2011
The only way to have the perfect relationship is by building a relationship over time in a healthy way, advises our dating coach, Paige Parker.

Action Heroes Against Sexual Harassment

March 2, 2011
We just learned about this campaign by Blank Noise inviting you to participate in an online event "BLANK NOISE ACTION HEROES". We're very impressed by their campaign and will be profiling them in an issue soon. We urge you to support their action against eve-teasing and sexual harassment of women in India. Read their invite ...

Domestic Violence (Physical and Emotional Abuse): Questions to Ask

March 2, 2011
There are common indicators of potential physical abusers. Instead of negating what others tell you and your thoughts, you need to stop and look at your partner’s actions. Answer the following questions about your partner and your relationship.

Tolerating Abuse: How Much Is Enough?

March 2, 2011
It seems that for the average Indian family izzat is more important than a daughter. How much can we take and what is our limit when it comes to abuse, asks Khushboo Aulakh.

Is The Internet Dangerous For Women?

February 25, 2011
Statistics show that one in seven children who go on the Internet will receive some sort of sexual communication. Of those, 70 percent will be female.

Naaree Interviews Sonia Mackwani, Founder of Touching Lives

February 18, 2011
Naaree interviews Sonia Mackwani, the founder and counselling psychologist of the NGO, Touching Lives, that works with sex workers and their children.