April 1, 2020

A gruesome culture of violence and harassment against women in Mexico is now being challenged. Known as Femicide, Mexico's patriarchal structure subjects women to sexual and physical violence and strips them off basic opportunities. A Human Rights Activist from Mex...

March 17, 2020

As the world marks International Women's Day this month, Parth Maniktala looks at an important function that women are fulfilling across the world - speaking truth to power.

June 25, 2019

A brand that defined the idea of a woman's body for decades is now falling. Victoria's Secret is in the midst of a terrible downturn, and the explanation lies in social changes, not business cycles.

April 28, 2019

How does the Supreme Court respond when the highest judicial authority in the country – the sitting Chief Justice of India – is accused of sexual harassment? Parth Maniktala explains the latest controversy in India's Supreme Court.

As India prepares for its 2019 General Elections, a fresh, albeit familiar face has joined the electoral fray. The 3rd surviving member in the country's longest running political family is now officially in battle. Prashant and Rehana take a pass at analyzing the i...

Why is it that despite years of ban, sex-selective abortions in India have continued to persist? The answer can be found in the annals of India's unique socio-cultural history, as Pallavi Khatri from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, explains.

December 25, 2018

It was only last month that Google employees around the world stepped up from their desks and walked out of their offices in protest of sexual harassment and misconduct, and reports of Google having shielded its employees from legitimate sanctions. While the protests a...

October 30, 2018

India recently dethroned a custom prohibiting women from entering some temples. The Sabrimala Temple in Kerala state, has to now accept women as well. What does it mean for the country?

October 18, 2018

As India questions its religious customs on the plank of Constitutional Rights, a new debate emerges that has consequences for the rest of the world. Is cultural freedom greater than individual freedom?

October 18, 2018

Whose life was ruined because of the allegation? A psychology professor whose story was outed without her permission or a man who was sworn in as a judge in US Supreme Court after 3 women came out against him.

October 18, 2018

The cultural layers of Indian society lay bare as the MeToo movement fails to move beyond caste boundaries in India. A look at feminism in India's layered society.

October 16, 2018

#MeToo Rising with Google is a brilliant tool. But it also shows a dark side.

September 14, 2018

Cyntoia Brown was drugged, abused and raped.

Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life imprisonment and has been in prison for over 13 years.

Cyntoia Brown fatally shot a man when she was 16 years old.

You’ve probably heard of Cyntoia Brown, her case went viral in November 2017...

June 11, 2018

Here’s a note to self: You are not alone. You don’t have to fight your perverse, lewd offenders alone.

This June marks the completion of 8 months of the #MeToo movement that started last October in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the Hollywood movie mog...

“I am only one person. What can I actually do?” said a girl who lives in a country known for its democracy and model of freedom rights including freedom of speech. #MeToo: 6 months on, is not just a movie but an extremely vivid portrayal of local voices of London on a...

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