Social media and vulnerability of children to cyber crime

WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN Digitalization of India has had sure positive effects but we cannot ignore the negatives it has brought about world over. Victims are generally children and women. But it would be wrong if we exclude men from it. Social media is increasingly being used to contact, recruit and sell children for sex, according to a study by The University of Toledo Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute. Traffickers groom Read more…

सशक्तबेटियां; A Sedulous Journey in Empowering India’s Daughters

“Traversing through the rich plains and the busy streets of Haryana; I saw men, busy men strolling, walking and running engulfed in the flames of the rising activities of the day. When the car steered clear of the buzz of the putative urban life; I caught a glimpse of the ploughed fields and tiny shops serving delectable snacks. I was injected with mixed feelings. Juxtaposed with the glaring promising productivity Juxtaposed with the glaring promising Read more…

The Sign of the Times

It’s a fact universally acknowledged that when it comes to education in our country, often times it’s reserved as a right for boys. For girls, an education is an alternative and conforming to domestic roles is a necessity. After 70 years of Independence, it is fair to assume that women have access to basic facilities and rights are given to them. Women have the right to vote, free speech, right to compulsory and free education Read more…

Sports for Indian women: From an anomaly to mainstream

I used to play badminton almost everyday in school, and was honestly pretty good at it. But I never went for a competition, or tried out other sports, even though I really wanted to do both. I don’t even have a proper reason for my reluctance back then, except that I just wanted to avoid getting teased by others. I had gone once for football trials, and the boys started laughing at me because I’m Read more…

The Absence of Female Leadership and it’s Consequences

There is a growing consensus amongst the people across the world when it comes to representation and why equal representation is a necessity. Living in a democratic country, what should be obvious is that democracies constantly shift and evolve into better structures of equalities in accordance with changing times and requirements of its citizens. This change constitutes the various events in our history that have led us to this year. Living in a democratic country, Read more…

It’s not about reservation; it’s about our rights

Another study by Irma Clots-Figueras showed that female legislators who were elected from seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes/Tribes and Other Backward Classes in India invested more in health, early education and tended to favor the passage of more “women-friendly” laws. With all the talk about reservation for women, and continued headlines surrounding sexual assault and harassment of girls and women alike, let’s ask one simple question first: why do we care? Beyond the fact Read more…