There are many organisations and NGOs that are fighting the stigma around victims speaking up. Most women are not even aware of their rights, and protection that they are entitled to. As a society we rely too heavily on the legal route and not enough on changing regressive social norms that reinforce discrimination and violence against women. While it is essential that the services that respond to survivors of violence must be strengthened, we, as a society, must work harder to challenge inequality, and stop victim blaming. When we will listen, more and more women will speak up. Bringing domestic violence, so called ‘private matter’, into the public space is an important step in this direction. As women, we need to create a greater sense of sisterhood so that we can share our struggles and help each other. … [Read more...] about ‘Listen to Her’, a short film by Nandita Das, exhorts women to break the silence on domestic violence
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Produced by the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the four-episode series has been sent to over 380 political parties from over 140 countries, as well as to relevant think tanks, media outlets, social organizations and celebrities. … [Read more...] about China shares short videos on battling COVID-19 with world
Filming a theme such as this was challenging, says the team, but it has been handled sensitively, conveying to the viewer the crux of the issue. “We talk about women’s rights, but do we even have enough public restrooms for women?” asks Shibil. … [Read more...] about ‘My Bloody Jeans’: When a pair of jeans tells a story
It was on that hospital visit, though, that I realised that there are three kinds of mask wearers. The first group, in which I include myself, are those that put on their masks and leave them in place for the entire duration of the time they are outside. Then, there are those who seem to think that it’s fine to pull them down ever so often, sometimes to talk to their companion, at other times to have a sip of water, and so on. And then, there are those who seem to think that infections only enter through the mouth, so they can leave their noses bare, no problem at all. I find myself sorely tempted to tell them off, but then I think I am probably better off maintaining social distancing from morons like these. … [Read more...] about Spectator by Seema Goswami: Cover story
What should I read next?Quiz: Do you know how much sugar is in the food you eat?You're probably not eating enough veggies — or fruit, or grains, or dairy, or lean meatHealthy lunches don't have to be expensive or time consuming Topics: diet-and-nutrition, primary-schools, child-health-and-behaviour, melbourne-3000, brighton-3186, broadmeadows-3047 … [Read more...] about What’s in our kids’ lunch boxes?