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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Bystander Intervention and Accidents: What Does the Law Say?

In Descent of Man, Charles Darwin states that humans ‘are led by the hope of receiving good in return to perform acts of sympathetic kindness to others; and sympathy is much strengthened by habit.’ The bystander effect, however, shows evidence of the absolute opposite. When an accident occurs on roads or otherwise, people are known to record videos rather than ensure that the victim of an accident is safely taken away by an ambulance and help is accounted for. This is sadly, the reality in most cases.

The Sanskaari Girls Book Club | What We Have Been Reading

The Sanskaari Girls Book Club is a space for curious feminists to explore a range of readings in a safe, supportive and diverse setting. The club is led by young Indian feminists who are excited to challenge their biases, explore what feminism means in their lives and learn from others. ‘Sanskaari’ is a Hindi word often used to encapsulate a number of so-called desirable qualities in a woman. It can be translated as traditional, well-behaved, conservative and more! We are obviously using the name sarcastically as we are anything but well-behaved! We had our first meetup in November 2018 and have had some really insightful conversations till date. This is a list of all the brilliant, feminist, South Asian and provocative books we read this year:-

Rise Up – Interview Series | Deya Bhattacharya

The FemJustice Legal Centre seeks to increase the use of feminist lawyering techniques in the legal sector, with a particular focus on increasing feminist leadership among legal practitioners, law students and other individuals working with survivors of gender based violence. We believe that the legal field has massive potential to advance the feminist and gender-rights movement. In order for this to be successful, legal approaches with a gender-sensitive lens need to be employed.

Bystander Intervention and Queer Rights: How to be a Better Ally

What is Bystander Intervention? Bystander Intervention can be defined as ‘a social science model that predicts the likelihood of individuals (or groups) willing to actively address a situation they deem problematic’. A bystander can be present in a situation and observe it, but to intervene is to take the next step and respond to the said situation. There is still little research done on harassment and violence in regards to queer people in India,...

Bystander Intervention and Social Media: A Listicle

Movies, television shows, and even advertisements have, over the years, begun to play an ever-larger role in the way that public opinion and behaviour is shaped.  This is show by the way that attribution is often given to entertainment in times of major news, both positive and tragic. In small and big ways, the bystander effect and bystander intervention – or lack thereof – has often played an important role in the type of...

‘Songs of Hope’ by One Future Collective | A Crowdsourced Justice Playlist

As part of the #16DaysofActivism campaign at One Future Collective, we have compiled a list of songs that we crowdsourced around the theme of Justice across languages, in our communities. You can find the playlist here. We do hope that this playlist inspires you in varied ways and capacities to move on and work harder for the better of all. The songs are as listed below: O Ri Chiraiya, Nanhi si Chidiya - Swanand...

Rise Up | Marital Rape as a Perpetrator of Patriarchal Norms

The Rise Up series is a column that explores how the process of seeking justice can be a transformative tool to combat gender based crimes, while also recognising the survivor client’s agency, lived reality and desire for justice. The column explores the ways in which practitioners working or hoping to work in the field can adopt a gender sensitive lens in their work.

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