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Women make up half of the world. Or they should have made up half the world, if the world wasn’t on a killing spree. If there is any defining reality of our times it is conflict and violence. Women are the most vulnerable section but today they are more than ever equipped to raise their voices – thanks to one word “education”. In this context Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girls’ Education (DGAAGE) assumes significance. March happens to be the month designated for all things about women. The U.N. designated International Day for Women being one, held yearly on the

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“Social activism is one part of the process but it’s a much deeper process.” Students from the four cities – Srinagar, Delhi, Bombay and Kerala today united to protest against the sexual violence and in particular, what they say are lapses in the Jammu and Kashmir Health Department molestation case. These four protests were spearheaded by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), Islamic University of Science and Technology Students Union (IUSTSU), United Nurses Association (Kerala) and the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA). The scorching heat did little to deter Kashmiri activists from sitting-in with placards at the Pratap

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As India is going through a series of protests against the rapes- several women who were raped by the different Indian armed forces in different conflict places of India are still waiting for justice. In a recent report, “alleged Perpetrators- Stories of Impunity in Jammu and Kashmir” released by the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir (IPTK), nine such cases of rapes (by men in uniform) were reported. We are publishing one of the cases, below, from the report (page 170). Case No. 146 Victim Details [Name withheld] [Rape] Spouse: [Name withheld] Resident of: Nopora,

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What if she is provided with that handful of love and respect she deserves!       By M F Janawari [H]istory repeats itself,” as they say. But in case of a woman it is static to change hence any repetition. Nonetheless, she is seen shouldering every burden in all spheres of life but she is not living with all that, even not dead. She is just passing her days out of a “compulsion” called femaleness. No one can deny the fact that in all times she was roughshod over and never heard. Between the lines on the pages of every human