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On 25 Years of The National Commission For Women

This year, the National Commission for Women (NCW) completes 25 years. ...read more

These Girls Just Want To Study

What does one do when one wants to study but simply can’t muster the courage to ask ones already struggling parents and siblings to make more sacrifices that they already do? What happens when, despite all kinds of tough challenges, one completes ones schooling but can’t go on to access higher education? There’s crushing disappointment, of course; but more importantly, the vicious cycle of poverty remains unreachable despite best efforts. ...read more


Dharavi’s Newspaper: Impressions Beyond Slumdog

Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, has an immensely vibrant community. ...read more


Here’s To Un-Stereotyping The World

What makes a young girl believe she is less capable than a boy? And what happens when those children face the ‘hard’ subjects like science, technology, engineering and mathematics? A recent study, ‘Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests’ has shown that by the age of six, girls are already less likely than boys to describe their own gender as ‘brilliant’, and less likely to join an activity labelled for ‘very, very smart’ kids. ...read more

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