The FemJustice 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.
A lot of queer persons are currently forced to be in spaces where they cannot be themselves or in abusive spaces during COVID-19. What can we do to support them?
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.
Who doesn’t remember those bedtime stories when the lights went down and the sun disappeared behind the night sky? Our worlds would then get illuminated with stories about mythical creatures, kings and their kingdoms, animals that built houses and about the old lady sewing magical garments in the sky.
Today is World Mental Health Day, a day where the overall aim is to raise awareness of mental health issues, and get everyone involved in doing so. NGOs, individuals, organisations and workplaces all get involved in the conversation, as it’s an opportunity for them to speak up about mental health, highlight the work they are doing, and show how best to support individuals. World Mental Health Day is an important day for mobilising everyone in support of mental health issues, because it’s 2019, and conversations around mental health are still taboo.
Questions of our time: Is the climate emergency real? Is the Internet a boon? Can we succumb to the political opposition while inhabiting an echo-chamber of data? Are we, as the future generation, inevitably going to be mentally ill?
“I was ‘supposed’ to be happy, having given birth, but here I was thinking only negatively. Your body has gone through changes and how! Loose tummy, stretch marks, stitches haven’t healed down there, you smell of milk, your sleep schedule has gone for a toss; all of this affects you”, shares Sunaina, a 30-year old mother.
Of late, the topic of mental health has gained momentum and has gone to occupy quite a conspicuous place in the discourse of social media. But with the rise of conversations around it, comes the peril of half-baked knowledge and misconceptions stemming from a lack of concrete understanding; which can be very detrimental to the psyche of someone who is actually suffering.
The Social Cut is a monthly column that critically analyses various media shows, movies and documentaries, from an intersectionalist feminist standpoint. In this article, Joanna Chacko analyses the Malayalam movie ‘Thanmatra’.