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Child and Women Trafficking: An Overview

Trafficking is the second biggest systemised illicit activity in the world. It comprises multifaceted manifestations of oppression and brutality. It is an immensely terrorising crime against humanity that infringes upon the honour and independence of the people. The Council of Europe has construed trafficking as enrolling, shifting, transporting, possessing a child or a women with the objective of preying upon them. An in depth study undertaken by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) revealed...

Earth Up! | Back to Basics: The Paris Climate Accord

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty that came into force in the year 1994. This was built to tackle worldwide Green-House-Gas (GHG) emissions. The Kyoto Protocol introduced by the UNFCCC. Being the first agreement between nations to mandate reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions by countries, which was signed by nearly all nations at the 1997 mega-meeting popularly known as the Earth Summit, in Japan. The framework pledged to...

One Future Inspire I Chintan Modi: Storytelling for Peace

One Future Inspire is a series of interviews with young people across countries, borders, spectrums of work and being. These people share a common quality -- they inspire us. Our aim is to bring their work to the fore with the hope that it might ignite a spark in someone, somewhere. Team One Future interviewed Chintan Modi -- a writer, educator, researcher and teacher trainer based in Mumbai. At present, he consults with the Prajnya...

Cutting Meat from our Diet as Climate Action

We are what we eat! Changing our diet can help improve our health as well as the health of the planet. Global warming and climate change are the twenty-first century’s existential crises. The effects of climate change cause death, destruction and devastation of budgets and economies through intensified and frequent natural disasters. The solution is decarbonisation of the economy. How can our diet help reduce our carbon footprint? Isn’t it just fossil fuel...

Khatna and the Boundaries of the Female Body

India is divisively governed by its personal law. There are indeed very few boundaries the gospel truth of religious customs will not broach. And for as many ardent followers it fosters, it makes a proportionate number of sharp tongued critics. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India is currently hearing the petition filed by Advocate Sunita Tiwari, praying for a blanket ban on the practice of female circumcision or khatna and further rendering it...

The Legality of Sex Work in India

Scintillating glass bangles and curvy traces, red pouts and hair adorned with jasmine; lascivious manoeuvres of hemlines too short: illegal by night, ostracised by day. This is a plausible melange of the imagery that term sex worker arouses. Gratifying the hushed desire of millions, a ‘vice’ that is most pronounced in the night and silenced out of existence in the day. An outcast community, with needs and desires as mainstream as us, these...

We Stand With HNLU

The student-driven protest at the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) comes in full swing after issues regarding questionable administration, moral policing, hostel timings, restrictive library hours and allegations of sexual harassment are rife on campus. The students at HNLU staged a protest on 27 August 2018 to demand that the judgment passed by the Chattisgarh High Court in Dr. Avinash Samal v. State of Chhatisgarh be respected and Prof. Dr. Sukhpal Singh be...

What Your Anti Sexual Harassment Policy Should Look Like (But Does Not)

Welcome to this guide for designing anti sexual harassment policies for your workplace or educational institutions that I would like to call, “Believe Survivors” or more colloquially, “Fuck Patriarchy”. In any other scenario I would have started out writing this article by establishing context, by building a reference to recent news pieces that highlighted how men are getting away with sexually harassing women, but do I really need to? I know that each...

The Question of Public Space in a Democracy

Public spaces represent areas which are open and accessible to all people residing regardless of gender, age, race, and ethnicity. Public spaces represent familiarity, safety and accessibility. In India, though compromised in many respects, public spaces have lent themselves to the changing conversation on many occasions. For instance, Delhi University’s North Campus found its walls and footpaths painted with ‘Pinjra Tod’ for its namesake campaign which aimed at fighting against sexist college and hostel...

War Stories | An Account of Partition

War Stories is a monthly column by Sara Sethia that intends to account war experiences and stories, both first hand and others, across borders in an effort to propagate peace activism. Warning: this piece contains sensitive information which may trigger certain readers. The Indian Independence Struggle and the Partition that ensued is often narrated as a matter of great pride- more so as a story of imponderable human resilience and boundless patriotism, an exemplar of...

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