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March 10, 2021

Women lead the Farmers’ Protest in India

The capital and its neighboring regions of India are fevering with farmers-led protests as winter plummeted and COVID-19 rose high. The protests have been going on since November 26, 2020. Started after the Modi-led government enacted three new farm laws, the protest has not come to any direction towards a conclusion, rather has garnered global attention with support from the widespread Indian diaspora.    The three laws enacted were the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; […]
December 4, 2020
Orange the world

Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

The 16 days of activism for Gender-based violence, celebrated each year from 25th November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to 10th December (International Human Rights Day), is going on with the theme Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” in 2020.    The year 2020 was rather an unfortunate year for the women around the world, as the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence spiked up alongside the global health pandemic of COVID 2020. As the world retreated inside homes […]
November 29, 2020

Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2020 goes to women-duo professors for genome editing

For the first time in 119 years of history, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2020 was won jointly by women team, the US and French professors for genome editing. French microbiologist Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and American biochemist Professor Jennifer Doudna from University of California, Berkeley together received the prize on October 2020, for their method of editing genes through CRISPR-Cas9 technique. The technique, as per the laureate duo, can be used to change animal, plant and microorganism DNA. The […]
July 25, 2020
Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin: The Life of a War Correspondent

Often referred to as a war heroine, Marie Colvin is one of those journalists who have made a mark on countless people around the world. Her striking image, a blonde woman with a black eye patch over her eye, is recognizable to anyone familiar with the industry. But who exactly is Marie Colvin and what impact did she make on the world? Colvin’s childhood Marie Catherine Colvin was born on January 12, 1956, to a Marine Corps WWII veteran and […]
July 14, 2020
Cyberbullying

Understanding Hate Speech and Cyberbullying in Modern Times

Day after day, we are bombarded by news stories about people suffering from online hate and vitriol. In 2016, an 18-year old Texas girl shot herself in the chest after enduring harassing messages online. And who can forget Amanda Todd, the 15-year-old girl who sparked nationwide outrage in 2012 after it was revealed in the YouTube video she left behind how she was cyberbullied for many years? It’s already 2020, but it seems like hate speech and bullying is still […]
July 11, 2020
Covid recovery

COVID-19 and Feminism- Part 4

Feminist approaches to COVID-19 response   As of the end of June 2020, Coronavirus has infected over 10.7 million people perishing over 516 thousand across the world (Worldometers, 30 June 2020). Many developed and underdeveloped nations are undergoing one of the most challenging global health crises that have disrupted the world economy and unleashed primary structural incompetence. The COVID-19 virus has laid exposed the destructive legacy of neoliberalism in all its fractions and divisions. The biggest neoliberal economies- the US, […]
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