“My rights need to be stronger than a woman’s”
The idea of an equal world for men and women is still Utopian, but there are some strides made every day. But for trans women, a world with equal rights is an even more distant reality. On International Women’s Day, as we discuss equality for all, a chat with Bengaluru’s Sumangali Balakrishna and her fight for rights as a trans woman.
How graffiti art is paving the way for women empowerment and social change
Privacy: The missing link in the discourse on sexual harassment
Op-ed: A few simple steps towards designing safer public spaces for women
Helping boys and men become change agents in the gender equality movement
Continuing our special series on women’s safety, we present a list of NGOs and initiatives that are working towards sensitising boys and men on gender issues. Using resources, toolkits, workshops and lectures, they enable men to play key roles in preventing violence and discrimination against women.
HawkEye, Bharosa, transit dorms and more: Women’s safety initiatives from Telangana police
How have Indian states put the ‘Nirbhaya Funds’ to use?
Why ‘Fast Track Courts’ have been slow to ensure justice for women and children
Op-ed: Gender safety starts when we look beyond statistics and cases
Have cities really made it easier for women to report crimes against them?
How released female prisoners in Kolkata are trying to build a new life
“Home is the safest place”: Pune transwomen recount experiences in public spaces
Eight months after launch, Kolkata’s ‘pink taxis’ hardly in the pink of health
The pink taxis launched in Kolkata in February 2019 meant to provide a safe commute option for women. They also promised to open up a new world for the 10 women drivers chosen to drive the fleet. Today, not only are they not making enough money, their days are filled with challenges on the roads and off.