Gurmehar on making online spaces safe for women
Amnesty International India interviewed Gurmehar Kaur on her experiences with online abuse and how she did not let it deter her and her activism. Gurmehar has pledged her support for the campaign we are launching today, on International Women’s Day, that seeks to address the issue of Online Violence Against Women and calls for all possible steps to be taken to make online spaces safe for women.
When Profits Threaten Privacy – 5 Things You Need to Know about Apple in China
This Wednesday, Apple will be making some significant changes to how data is stored for users of its iCloud service in China – raising major concerns that the Chinese authorities will now be able to freely monitor Apple’s users in China.
Is the tide turning on oppressive leaders?
2017 was a year when many oppressed people across the globe made that defiant declaration in unison: That's it. It was the year when, in response to a lack of principled leadership on the world stage, millions decided to take matters into their own hands.
Why we need to talk about online violence against women in India
Online violence against women, that is, violence directed at women because of their gender, is a barrier to their enjoyment of their rights to equality and freedom of expression. While men can also be victims of online abuse, women are often excessively targeted, especially when they express political opinions.
Songs that give you hope
Music is the universal language that connects us to ourselves and one another. It has the ability to cross cultural, religious and societal borders. It can provide hope at a time of despair. Music speaks when words fail. Here's our playlist of songs that helps spread the message of love, tolerance and activism.
Six Things You Should Know About Pellet Shotguns In Kashmir
From why they are being used to why they should be banned, here are six things you should know about pellet shotguns In Kashmir.
India Must Not Return Rohingya To An Apartheid Regime in Myanmar
If the Supreme Court were to eventually uphold the government’s policy of mass expulsion, thousands of Rohingya would be forced to return to these dehumanising conditions. India would be effectively returning Rohingya to an apartheid regime in Myanmar.
Only timely and effective legal action will reduce attacks on Dalits
On 14 January, a video circulated online appeared to show Vipin Kumar, a Dalit youth in Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh, being beaten with sticks by three men. Kumar is seen being abused, kicked and forced to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’, with the attackers claiming he had insulted their gods.
Top Three Reasons You Should Be At Backdoors 2018
We are proud to collaborate with The Humming Tree to bring you Backdoors 2018. Backdoors is a music festival that’s about entertainment, education and empowerment through music. This year, the festival aims to bring people together to stand up against gender based violence. Here’s why you should be at Backdoors 2018!
The alternative to hanging
There is a real and workable alternative to hanging, and it is to not hang.
It was reporting to the Supreme Court which wants the “dynamic progress made in modern science to adopt painless methods of causing death”, according to the report in The Hindu. The government has come back to say that “lethal injections are unworkable and often fail. There is of course no painless method of killing a human being. There is a real and workable alternative to hanging, and it is to not hang.
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