Budget for Children in India

Budget for Children in India

“We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”- Nelson Mandela Currently, India is one of the youngest countries in the world[1]. We have the highest child population and thus, it’s

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Gender Budgeting in India

Gender Budgeting in India

Gender inequality, gender bias, gender discrimination, gendered violence, every word on this list is an issue faced by people across the world, including India.  While discrimination can take place against any gender, women tend to be the victims of such

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MBMS Programme in Thane

In the month of March we conducted our My Body My Safety programme for the children of a community-based NGO at Thane. Every day the children welcomed us with energetic, special greetings (a sequence of claps!). A few girls would

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Starting a New Chapter

I joined Rubaroo in the month of July as a Junior Project Officer. My prior experience was mostly limited to psychometric testing in the hospital settings. I was keen on working in diverse settings and varied age groups. I found

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The Shared Pain of Abuse

The Shared Pain of Abuse

Actress Alyssa Milano on 15th October, 2017, tweeted: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too.’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” In doing so,

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November 2017: Sameerwadi, Karnataka

In November 2017, we got a chance to visit Sameerwadi in Karnataka to conduct our My Body My Safety Programme for the students of  K. J. Somaiya English Medium School and Somaiya Vinay Mandir High school. We fell in love

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June 2017: YUVA, Mankhurd

We Conducted our My Body My Safety programme with the children who were attending YUVA’s LIfe skill workshop which was for the age group of 13 year to 18 year of age on the 4th and 5th of June 2017.

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Biologically Damned?

Biologically Damned?

Gender, is a social construct. Sex is biological. A person may be born male, female or any of the other biological sexes that do exist in nature. But people identify as one of the two most common sexes throughout their

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April 2017: SRCC, Haji Ali

In April 2017 our very first Teacher Training Programme took place with the staff of Society for Rehabilitation for Crippled Children (SRCC) at Haji Ali. Where the staff of the school who work with children who have cerebral palsy providing

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Parents who take initiative: Building safety nets within communities

February took off with a parent-initiated session which was requested and organised by a concerned parent from a housing society in Central Mumbai. Usually we have to approach and request parents to make time for this, but it boosted our

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