One Future Collective is an organization that works towards building compassionate youth social leadership through the use of art, education, community intervention and policy advocacy – across verticals of gender justice, mental health, legal reform and development policy.

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Author: Kirthi Jayakumar

The Origin of Patriarchy

It’s time we disengage and shift our mindsets. Think patriarchy and the first thought in any mind would pivot around its impact on women — whether in peacetime or in conflict. Society is divided according to gender, among other factors.[1] The concerted assertion of male domination eventually went on to create a social system, namely, patriarchy. In a patriarchal system, the males hold primary power, laying their dominance in all spheres — political leadership, economic...

What Power Do Your Words Hold?

The way you say it, matters. “Weirdo.” “Retard.” “Loser.” I heard it all the time: whether while walking down the hallways, or sitting inside class, skimming through a textbook, while eating a snack, or even while just sitting quietly while waiting for a ride to get back home. This is just the tip of the iceberg: the huge, glacial edifice of hostility and astute hatred ran far deeper, all through High School and College. It didn’t matter...

Fighting Gender Inequality: A Common But Differentiated Responsibility

In January 1992, the Earth Summit in Rio formalised the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which articulated a concept called “Common but Differentiated Responsibilities,” or CBDR. Specifically, under Article 3, Paragraph 1, and Article 4, paragraph 1, the comprehensive convention speaks about how all the states in the world have a shared obligation to address environmental destruction, but it denies equal responsibility of all states with respect to protecting the environment. Sitting...

The Need for Inclusivity in Gender and Education

Whether it is in our verbiage or in our actions, we continue to perpetuate gender stereotypes. Science has no idea what causes gender. It can explain sex. It can explain sexual orientation. It can even explain romantic orientation. And yet, gender is a fact of life. Being an element or aspect or attribute of one’s identity, in a day and age where the personal is invariably the political, there appears much of a challenge...

How We Can Create an Enabling Environment for Youth Action on the SDGs

We are in the Anthropocene. The world’s geological age puts us in the heart of what’s called the “Anthropocene”, an era where human activity has been the dominant influence on the climate and the environment. In all of its history, the world is youngest at this moment in terms of its population with the youth alone accounting for 18% of the world’s population. The number of youth between the ages of 15 and 24...

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