Read this account of the difficulty a visually challenged woman faced while taking a basic train ride on IRCTC. On #WorldDisabilityDay, let us remember how even basic facilities are made inaccessible for people with disability.
On the #InternationalDayofPeopleWithDisability, watch this video by the Human Rights Watch that describes the forced institutionalisation of women in India into mental hospitals, where they face unsanitary conditions, risk physical and sexual violence, and experience involuntary treatment, including electroshock therapy. As one woman put it, they are “treated worse than animals.”
"#DearZindagi is a film of our times about Kaira (Alia Bhatt) leading a life on her own terms and trying to cope with the difficulties that arise due to not conforming to a more traditional gender role, including working a fixed-salaried job, getting married, not expressing opinions before elders and being with a single partner for life."
"There is a large amount of perpetuators who use internet to harass people and curb their digital privacy. I think it is very important that such people are fully aware that their actions will have consequences." #DigitalHifazat
The spectre of the internet is a double-edged sword – while it is easier to swipe right on someone you like than walking up to them at a coffee shop and introducing yourself, the anonymity of the internet also allows a horrific lack of accountability and often strips people of basic decency. #DigitalHifazat
Feminism in India spoke to Nighat Dad regarding her work experience as a digital rights activist, her take on the newly passed cybercrime bill, the role of Digital Rights Foundation in empowering women and her plans on launching a cyber-harassment helpline in Pakistan. #DigitalHifazat
#DearZindagi is a film of our times about Kaira (Alia Bhatt) leading a life on her own terms and trying to cope with the difficulties that arise due to not conforming to a more traditional gender role, including working a fixed-salaried job, getting married, not expressing opinions before elders and being with a single partner for life.
"We, as a society, are not trying enough to condemn rape culture. Many of us are failing to do so by ‘simply’ normalizing sexual harassment, and, in turn, sexual assault and, in turn, rape. And, the most horrific of crimes that our imaginations can fail to fathom."
ब्राजील में महिलाओं ने ‘आई विल नॉट शट अप’ नामक ऐप बनाया जो महिलाओं पर होने वाले हमलों पर नजर रखता है। बांग्लादेश में महिलाएं ‘माया’ नामक ऐप से लाभान्वित हो रही हैं। ये ऐप स्वास्थ्य से लेकर कानूनी मामलों तक हर प्रकार के सवालों का जवाब देता है। इससे दूर-दराज के क्षेत्रों की महिलाओं को एक्सपर्ट्स की सलाह मिल जाती है। #DigitalHifazat
"Our approach to education for adolescent girls and young women should be different from mainstream education. It needs to create opportunities for the learner to analyse their lived reality from gender perspective."
"The fact that the Internet allows women to be anonymous has greatly aided in increased freedom of expression as well as in combating sexual discrimination, violence as well as domestic abuse." #DigitalHifazat