Being Stalked…

How does it feel to be stalked? Does it make the victims feel good about themselves and their appearance? Or does it make them feel scared of not knowing what the stalker can do to them? With so many cases of stalking coming up and many different ways available to stalk someone, [...]Read more

Stalking: What exactly is it?

Stalking is a very common word nowadays. It’s heard everywhere, from news channels to everyday language; especially by youngsters (they use the word when they go through people’s internet profiles), and in many different contexts. But what exactly is stalking? According to the [...]Read more
 

Sunday in a metro…

I barely ever sleep beyond 10 am on any day, even a holiday. I have this mental clock which starts ticking at 8 am and I cannot peacefully sleep beyond that but my lazy body refuses to budge and that is how I end up slouching on the bed an extra 2 hours. This luxury […]Read more

How much longer do we wait?

By the end of 2013, over half of the 3.7 million Bangladeshi women between 20 and 24 were married before they were 18 We have been talking about gender equality for decades, but even in 2014, women are subject to social, political, and economic inequalities that reinforce their [...]Read more

Don’t Blame It On Me

“You’re not allowed to leave the home after 8 p.m.” her father shouted the words at her. They hit her like a sharp blade. “But why?” she asked desperately, even though in her heart, she knew the answer. “Because you’re a girl and this city is unsafe for girls at night.” His [...]Read more

Parks

Parks are where butterflies flutter, flowers bloom, children play, runners sweat and elders take a stroll. Blue sky as a roof, green grass beneath, parks personify freedom. However what happens when in this space a girl child is gazed at, not for her innocence but for her raised [...]Read more

The night is not ours (yet)

The night. It is not ours, ladies, and it is not because of the lack of street lights. Rather, it is not ours because of the men who feel that they may call out to us on the streets, that our asses look nice or that our breasts look juicy. Only of course, in the […]Read more

Speak Up

Hey reader! Do me a favour and just shut your eyes for a moment. And think about how much has changed in the past fifty years in this country. From lungis to trousers, from ghagras to hot pants- there has been a huge transition, hasn’t there? Well. Allow me to burst your [...]Read more

Volunteer – Sophie Tran

I’m an advocate for Safecity because the organization’s mission touches me in a very sensitive and personal level. I am deeply inspired by Safecity’s work, all of the volunteers in different parts of the world who are continuously generous to help. But most [...]Read more
 

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