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This Library in Lucknow will bring the joy of reading to children of female sex workers. Here's how

An initiative by Aazaadi Foundation International, this library is expected to come up by the end of November 2020. They have already crowdsourced many books for it. This is their inspiring story

Published on 13th November 2020
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India could avoid 72 per cent of COVID-19 cases after lockdown by closing red light areas: Yale and Harvard study 

India can add 17 days of additional delay to the peak increasing hard-earned gains from the lockdown. Closing red light areas could reduce COVID-19 deaths by 63 per cent

Published on 16th May 2020
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Increase in online child sexual abuse due to pandemic, parents asked to track children's internet usage

A report released by Europol, stated that there is an increase of online activity by those who are seeking child abuse material

Published on 2nd April 2020
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How St Francis College's street play group Bedaari is talking about sexism, body shaming

Every actor on the team knows every dialogue and not just their own, so that anyone can step in for another in case someone forgets the dialogue. Bedaari is an Urdu word which means 'act of awareness'

Published on 20th January 2020
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Modi does not have the guts to shut JNU down: Madhu Kishwar

Indira Gandhi had the guts to shut down JNU when they went berserk. Modi does not have the guts to do that. She managed the political narrative very effectively, says the JNU alumnus

Published on 14th January 2020
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Transgender writer A Revathi's name next to Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison on Columbia University wall  

Several male writers' names are etched on the wall, two days ago, a banner featuring eight women writers' names went up, A Revathi was one of them

 

Published on 4th October 2019
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Meet Rescue Foundation's Triveni Acharya, who has helped prevent over 5K girls from being trafficked

Rescue Foundation also helps rehabilitate the survivors through health checks, counseling and legal aid. They also provide them with proper nutrition and run age verification tests

Published on 27th August 2019
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Forced into prostitution by family, Chennai seventh grader complained to teachers - who ignored her

Police said that the girl had been undergoing harassment for several months and the incident came to light when she recently shared her turmoil with a neighbour

Published on 13th March 2019
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Meet Daniel Mendonca, the intersex social worker who campaigned for the first gender-neutral toilet in an Indian college

An intersex person, Daniel is now a social worker, working towards the upliftment of the LGBTQIA+ community. Daniel was in Chennai as a TED speaker at GLIM

Published on 22nd February 2019
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Nobody’s children: Why Seema Waghmode is educating kids born to sex workers in Maharashtra

Seema Waghmode is a woman from Pune who has been working with Commercial Sex Workers and their children since 1993

Published on 21st February 2019
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Five reasons why the LGBTQIA+ community finds the Transgender Bill 2018 offensive and undemocratic

The bill also criminalises begging and "whoever compels or entices a transgender person to indulge in the act of begging"

Published on 27th December 2018
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How Kolkata NGO Sanlaap is ensuring girls saved from prostitution are rehabilitated with great jobs

This Kolkata NGO has rescued and rehabilitated over 10,000 girls from at-risk situations, ensuring they all have good jobs and a place to call their own 

Published on 26th September 2018
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This Karachi campaign run by university students helps trans persons live a dignified life

Actcept was started in January 2018 by eight university students and a faculty from a leading business institution in Karachi, Pakistan

Published on 12th August 2018
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Chennai start-up PeriFerry helps transgenders find jobs in inclusive companies

Neelam Jain’s social start-up PeriFerry is helping transgenders get normal, everyday jobs through training and counselling

Published on 21st May 2018
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Andhra Pradesh shocker: Mothers of this village are selling their daughters into prostitution

Caught between decades of drought and the ban on arrack, an ST community of traditional liquor brewers in Anantapur district has been forced to sell its women into prostitution to survive

Published on 30th April 2018

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