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Woes of men as non-custodian parents

In the fight for child custody and support, law favors custody of children to mothers and as a result the fathers in India end up being drained emotionally as well financially, to maintain constant contact with their child. Indian law needs to specifically lay down the rules for shared parenting or joint custody of children of divorcing parents. [By Rahul D’Souza] Mumbai: Kim Prabhakar (name ...

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What are some cases/stories where women have misused Indian laws, which were actually made to protect them?

As per National Crime Records Bureau in 2012, approximately 64,000 married men committed suicide vis-a-vis 32,000 married women. In a report by a leading national daily, Dr. Ponappa, Men’s Right Activist, Mysore, indicated that over 1,57,000 men had committed suicide , in comparison to 1,26,000 women, owing to family disputes and harassment by their spouses in the last few years. ...

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Men's Rights Activists protesting in India | Photo Credit: Creative Commons/ Peter Wright

The Community Answers: Why are Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) viewed by some as being violent, sexist, and full of hate?

The men’s rights activism is a coalition of activists who are growing bigger by the day while continuing to advocate the rights of men. They speak out for male victims of abuse and domestic violence – so why then, are they branded as violent, sexist, and full of hate? We listened to what the quora community had to say about it: Read more: ...

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Research scholar and celebrated motivational speaker, Malvika Iyer, is a self-reliant and independent woman, who has overcome her physical disabilities and put her life back together in a manner that is truly inspiring.

‘Stop Judging People With Disability’

Delhi (WFS) – As a child she used to roam around the residential colony in Bikaner in Rajasthan, where she lived with her parents and elder sister, climbing trees, playing with the boys in the neighbourhood, taking swimming and skating lessons. All that changed the day she came back home with a grenade she had found lying on the street ...

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One stop crisis center at Bhopal | Photo : screen shot from a video by Swati Zade/kaithwas on the inauguration of the OSCC center

Support And Sisterhood At India’s First One Stop Crisis Centre

[By Sakuntala Narasimhan] Bengaluru (WFS) – * “Beta, keep an eye on her while I go to the clinic,” said Mona’s mother to the young man, who had rented a room in her apartment as a paying guest. He had come to town to prepare for an examination. After she left, he enticed Mona, 7, on to his lap on the ...

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Indian schools told to junk the junk food

[By Mari Marcel Thekaekara | New Internationalist] Some unbelievable news just broke. Move over, Jamie Oliver: school nutrition has taken a leap forward in India, at least on paper. India’s middle-class urban kids are more obese than they have ever been. It is worrisome, given the high incidence of diabetes among Indian adults in the last few decades. This obesity ...

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The 12-member all-women Gram Panchayat of Sisva village in Gujarat’s Anand district has been efficiently chalking out and implementing a sound development agenda for their village since four years.

Counting On Girl Power For Good Governance

[By Anuradha Shukla] Anand (WFS) – Hinal Patel is a nursing graduate, Radha Patel is an engineer, Nisha Patel works as a manager at a motorbike showroom while Viralben Sarvaiya is a Pharma student. Busy with their jobs and studies during the week, the young women make it a point to meet each other every Sunday at Hinal’s home.Eight other ...

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A woman walks in the rain in Sri Lanka. Sharmila Seyyid, a Sri Lankan poet who bravely speaks out on women's rights, hopes for a brighter future. planetlight under a Creative Commons Licence

Hounded and harassed – but Sharmila Seyyid isn’t giving up

[By Mari Marcel Thekaekara | New Internationalist] My morning paper brought me news which was nauseating and alarming, yet which filled me with hope, all at the same time. A gutsy Sri Lankan writer has been hounded, harassed and threatened for daring to question the chauvinistic male hierarchy which forces her and other women to cover up, or else. Yes, Sharmila Seyyid, is ...

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Sign the Petition: Urge the IPC to allow our paralympic athletes to participate in the upcoming events

We’ve started the petition to “Urge the IPC to allow our athletes to participate in the upcoming paralympic events” and need your help to get it off the ground. We have petitioned “Sarbananda Sonowal, Lov Verma, Xavier Gonzalez, CEO, IPC, J Chandrashekhar, General Secretary PCI to take action. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the ...

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Chewang Norphel : The white knight of Ladakh building glaciers to tackle global warming

Chewang Norphel may seem like an ordinary villager but in reality he is far from the ordinary. In a place 13,000 feet above sea level, this remarkable man is taking on the global warming challenge head on and doing something extraordinary . He is building glaciers. Using artificial glaciers to slowdown the global warming, may seem like a far fetched concept but Norphel’s technique ...

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