Aravinda of Ask Amma sat down with filmmaker Neha Chopra at the Human Rights in Childbirth Conference that took place … More
We have to change our strategies from “ignore, walk away, stand tall, tell a friend, practice self-care, defuse with humour.” We must educate, agitate and organize
The Mother hiding her face with one hand and carrying her child in the other, weeps for all of us. … More
Observing India’s 69th Independence Day, the Association for India’s Development published a website featuring a tribute to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, who … More
As the moon revolves around the earth, our monthly cycles remind us of our capacity to give life, confirm that we are not currently doing so, and require us to take special care of our personal hygiene.
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MY COUNTRY’S PROBLEM WITH MENSTRUATION Hasn’t your mother told you that you can’t step inside a…
Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,
whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!
Say firmly: We will not have great questions decided by
To defend this practice on the grounds that it gives a woman rest presumes that women’s labour is available by default and that she cannot decide on her own when to rest.
“The only impurity is in the five elements.
There is only one substance in the world.
Then who is pure and who is impure?”
A group of health workers published a policy document called “Evidence-based National Vaccine Policy.” This is the kind of policies we need to improve public health holistically. More importantly these are the kinds of honest, rational documents that we need to inform the public debate and restore trust in civil society.