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03.01.2019

620 km long Women’s Wall of Kerala challenges Brahmanical patriarchy

620 km long Women’s Wall of Kerala challenges Brahmanical patriarchy

Estimates indicate that between three and 5 million women formed a wall across Kerala to protect Kerala’s renaissance values and for women’s empowerment.  The women stood shoulder to shoulder across Kerala and formed a 620 km “wall” from Thiruvananthapuram to the northern district of Kasaragod which was organised against the… »

03.01.2019

Historic Day In Sabarimala As Two Women Enter The Temple

Historic Day In Sabarimala As Two Women Enter The Temple

After the historic ‘Women’s Wall’ that challenged Brahmanic Patriarchy two young women entered the Sabarimala temple early morning today. Bindu and Kanaka Durga, both in their early 40s, entered the hilltop shrine around 3.45 am. This is the first entry of women after the Supreme Court ordered the end of… »

22.12.2018

Meet Prasanna Heggodu: Founder of the Gram Seva Sangh movement. Gandhian. Peacemaker.

Meet Prasanna Heggodu: Founder of the Gram Seva Sangh movement. Gandhian. Peacemaker.

Playwright | Theater Director | Social Activist | Founder- Charaka, Desi, Gram Seva Sangh(GSS) & Ragi Kana. A major Indian theatre director and playwright, and lifelong social activist, Prasanna lives in a small village of Heggodu in the Indian state of Karnataka. One of the pioneers of modern Kannada theatre… »

14.12.2018

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

(as reported by Chandra-Weavers Wheel) The Gaja cyclone, a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on 16th of November 2018, causing massive destruction in its wake and affecting the lives and livelihoods of fishermen, farmers and salt workers. The coastal blocks of the Nagapattinam… »

03.10.2018

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

Spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s Message of Nonviolence: Second World March for Peace in India

As reported by Sudhir Gandrota. October 2, 2019. Hisar, India.  The decision to spread further Mahatma Gandhi’s message of non-violence to the world coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, with the second World March for Peace that will take place from October 2, 2019. As announced by Dr. »

06.09.2018

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Supreme Court of India has ruled to decriminalise gay sex, in an historic and unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel that will have a profound impact both here in India and across the world. The court ruled that consensual sex between adults of any gender was no longer… »

31.08.2018

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

For the past three years, the World Centre for Humanist Studies, Mumbai Center, has been organizing national talent competitions among schools, encouraging students to reflect on the different dimensions of Universalist Humanism and express their insights in creative ways. Throughout history, humanity has advanced by challenging what was at that… »

06.08.2018

China hopes emerging market economies, developing countries to enhance cooperation

China hopes emerging market economies, developing countries to enhance cooperation

Press briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry in progress “Since the trends of unilateralism and trade protectionism are on the rise, it is necessary to deepen solidarity and cooperation between emerging market countries and developing countries to oppose unilateralism and protectionism, to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development, and to enhance… »

30.06.2018

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was… »

25.06.2018

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

By Shastri Ramachandaran* NEW DELHI (IDN) – By any yardstick of human and social development, Kerala in South India is ahead of most Indian states. It provides social security to all sections of employees and workers through schemes that are superior to what obtains in most other states. Its labour… »

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