Role of Adult Literacy in Accessing Citizenship as a Right

The role of literacy in the journey of a ‘citizen’ as simply someone born into the marked geography of the state, to becoming an active and participatory one is unarguably critical.

In a world where the written word is pivotal to its functioning, literacy is a starting step in gaining knowledge so as to participate meaningfully in governance systems, access entitlements, fracture discriminatory power structures as much as for entertainment or choosing careers.

In this sense, literacy and education are inalienable rights to fully engage with the plethora of spaces that the outside world consists of. Moreover, its articulation as a right remains deficient if it is age and gender specific. With this perspective towards the linkages of literacy and citizenship, Nirantar recently organised the National Thematic Consultation on Adult Literacy in the Contemporary context of Skill Building and Digitisation.

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अदालत

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दिल्ली हाई कोर्ट की पहली महिला जज और भारतीय हाई कोर्ट के इतिहास में पहली महिला चीफ जस्टिस (हिमाचल प्रदेश) लीला सेठ (20 अक्टूबर 1930 – 5 मई 2017) ने ज़िंदगी को भरपूर जिया है। ‘घर और अदालत’ नाम की अपनी आत्मकथा में उन्होंने अपनी ज़िंदगी के खुशनुमा पलों के साथ-साथ मुश्किलों का भी ज़िक्र किया है। पेश है कहीं अंतरंग, कहीं पेचीदा और कहीं हँसा देने वाली इस किताब से एक अंश।

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Between Spaces and Conversations: An Action Research Project With Young People

In 2013 -2014, Nirantar conducted a landscape analysis of early and child marriage in India. The study opened up several questions for us and we felt that we need to engage more with young people to understand from them how they experience and makes sense of their experiences.

We thus embarked on an action research to help us better understand how to engage with the root causes of early and child marriage with a youth-centric and empowering approach, through action, evaluation and critical reflection.

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पढ़ना-लिखना सीखो: सफदर हाशमी

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सफदर हाशमी का जन्म साल 1954 में आज ही के दिन हुआ था। वे एक कम्युनिस्ट नाटककार, कलाकार, निर्देशक, गीतकार और कलाविद थे। उन्हे नुक्कड़ नाटक के साथ उनके जुड़ाव के लिए जाना जाता है। सफदर जन नाट्य मंच और दिल्ली में स्टूडेंट्स फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया (एसएफआई) के स्थापक-सदस्य थे। उनकी 2 जनवरी 1989 को साहिबाबाद में एक नुक्कड़ नाटक ‘हल्ला बोल’ खेलते हुए हत्या कर दी गई थी। उनका ये गीत अत्यंत लोकप्रिय हुआ।

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