Article published in the Times of India April 25th 2012 57% of boys, 53% of girls think wife beating is justified It’s a shocking revelation in this day and age. Not just Indian men, but even adolescents – in the 15-19 age group – feel that wife beating is justified. Unicef’s ” Global Report Card on Adolescents 2012″, says that ...

Thank you Meena for allowing us to republish your article originally published in Outlook India (March 2012) In that strange coastal town-city where it rains every morning, I partake of pain as if it is prayer. Married to a violent man who treats me with nothing but distrust and suspicion, my skin has seen enough hurt to tell its own ...

From the wonderful Cerebral Ramblings who blogs as makuluwo.wordpress.com Women In Western Music 1960s — 2012: The Dehumanization & Fall From Grace Women have come a long, long way since the Women’s Lib first emerged, especially in the West. The general perception these days is that the West – let’s say the US and the UK – is where one ...

For me International Women’s Day is a day to reflect on the struggle women have had to overcome gender inequality over the centuries. Though gender inequality still remains, just think of how far women have come – we can vote, we can work, in short we are no longer seen as second class citizens. This day should be a celebration ...

I came across this article in the Economist, and wondered why half of Sri Lankan women feel that it is sometimes justified for a husband to hit his wife. http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/03/daily-chart-6?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/mt/hittingwomen How can this be OK? From Anupama Weerasinge.

I thought I’d share the following short segment of a brand new talk show on MSNBC TV network in the US. It is by Professor Melissa Harris-Perry and runs for two hours on Saturdays. “>http://video.msnbc.msn.com/melissa-harris-perry/46446890#46446890 It is very interesting to see that the women are challenging the idea of God as masculine, and then goes on to observe how much ...

First of all I want to congratulate for your achievements so far, which is getting people together and providing a platform for people to share their thoughts and raising awareness across society of our unfortunate situation. One would hope that this would eventually aid to empower some people to a degree and others to a better state of mind and ...

I feel that the perception still remains that simply by being a woman it means you are less. In 2012 a man and a woman must be considered equal. But women must remember they are equal, independent and can overcome any adversity if they want to be considered as such. We must not forget how strong we are. We need ...

Having just returned from Sri Lanka after 2 lovely months with friends and family never have I been more aware of the gender stereo typing existing in the little Isle of ours! I once the youngest of a female dominated household have now been trumped by 3 others, our 3 beautiful daughters (between me and my only sister). It has ...

I think International Women’s Day is day for each and every one of us, to stand back, and consider the century that has gone by, and think about the many phenomenal women who took a stand against discrimination in the home or workplace, sexual harassment in home or work place, violence against women, equal rights in terms of voting ...

A Dedication For me, today is about reflecting on my own personal struggle, and how far I’ve come, really just to overcome my own circumstances of an abusive marriage followed by the marginalization that I feel for being a single woman with a child. Society is cruel, and although people say that you should escape from domestic violence, once you ...

Imagine an Alternative Reality Looking back in history we can see that major inequalities in society are only addressed when there is a public commitment to changing them. For this to happen, we need to understand the inequalities within which we live. Sometimes we become blind to the things we live in because we learn to accept them as normal. ...

Raising a Voice in a Man’s World The principles of equality suggest that life prospects of every individual should be roughly equal to those of any other. From experience though, we know that this is not the case.  One thing that stands in the way of achieving equal prospects are the social structures that consistently contribute to worsen prospects for ...

Citizen of the World By Shamini P Life experience tells me that gender violence, abuse and it’s effects are wide ranging, far reaching, and permeate through right to the very core of your identity: I grew up watching and experiencing the turbulent relationship between my parents. I have seen my father hit my mother, kick her on the ground and ...

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