Image credits: Getty images This piece from Sonam Mittal is her revision of the original article she wrote in 2016. Historically, women have been considered as spoils of the war, a prize the soldiers get for fighting bravely, living in subhuman conditions for days and other disgusting excuses. Women are also used to make the […]Read More Why Kashmir is a feminist issue
This post is a part of our weekly roundup series. Every week, we will take a look-back at sexual harassment, gender violence and related incidents in India and beyond. Readers can submit their suggestions, comments and opinions to email@example.com. The last week had many ups and down in the space of gender. Okay, mostly downs. […]Read More Kabir Singh’s misogyny, NIFT: failures of due process
This post is a part of our weekly roundup series. Every week, we will take a look-back at sexual harassment, gender violence and related incidents in India and beyond. Readers can submit their suggestions, comments and opinions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Justice for Asifa, finally This week’s defining highlight was the verdict given towards the Kathua rape […]Read More SMIW Weekly Roundup: Justice for Asifa, Indian men troll Randi Zuckerberg and more
Image: The Hindu ** The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections are on in full swing and all parties are trying their best to woo voters with their promises, manifestos and as is always the case, lot of rhetoric. Most parties are also putting a focus on young voters. More than 600 Million young Indians aged 25 […]Read More Malfunctioning EVM in Pune? Threatening Ballot Officer Denies Woman the Right to Vote.
Written by: SMIW editorial | Image: Greater Kashmir / Outlook India ** Well, well! It’s that time again when it’s easier to find a Ranbir Kapoor film with good acting than a conversation which doesn’t end in discussing the upcoming election! Starting April 11, more than 1,800 parties and hundreds of Independent candidates from across […]Read More Modi Sarkar vs. Women of India: Vol.1 – Women’s Safety
Image: Millennium Post As the Supreme Court of India readies to hear a petition challenging the constitutionality of the electoral bonds scheme today, Sunaina Mathur takes a look at India’s opaque political funding and the loopholes within our legal and institutional framework which contribute to making the current electoral process so non-transparent. The 2014 Lok Sabha […]Read More Election Funding: Who Pays for Our Political Parties?