Tackling Gendered Violence: Empowering Girls Through Education


After long years of struggle by common people, various civil society organisations, activists and researchers working in the field of education, Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 was passed by the Parliament and implemented across India. According to this Act, all children between the age group of 6 to 14 years are able to access free education as their right, irrespective of their gender, caste, class, region and religion. RTE Act 2009 has its own advantages and challenges at the ground level, but it has also ignored vital questions linked with education of girls above the age of 15 years or who have never been to schools, both in rural and urban areas.

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निरंतर की एक और पहल: दक्षिण पुरी में लर्निंग सेंटर की शुरुआत


निरंतर द्वारा परवाज़ अडोलसेंट सेंटर फॉर एजुकेशन (PACE) नामक प्रोजेक्ट के तहत खोले गए दो सेंटरों की कामयाबी के बाद अब संजय कैंप (दक्षिण पुरी) में एक नया लर्निंग सेंटर खोला गया है. एक्शन इंडिया की साझेदारी से यह सेंटर दिल्ली के संजय कैंप की ऐसी किशोरियों के लिए है जिनका किन्हीं कारणों से स्कूल छूट गया है.

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“I Am Going Solo” – Women and Their Travel Stories

“The map was just an accessory. She knew exactly where she was.” ― Galt Niederhoffer

To step out of the house, travel to faraway places, explore the world or even loiter in the in the narrow alleys in one own city is a joy that women are most often kept away from. Famously, explorers in history and fables have always been and portrayed as male. It’s worth exploring why none of these words ever  bring to mind the image of a woman who steps out of her house, to have a nice time, travels to different places alone, or just loiter around?

Travelling has its own zest which fills people with excitement, anticipation, and thrill. Women have time and again spoken about their passion for adventure and traveling, though only some have managed to see these dreams to fruition. Why? The control of underlying structures of patriarchy on women’s bodies and their sexuality have set rigid norms to limit mobility, decision making, and financial independence of women. Travel often involves transgressing several of these norms and facing social reproach in its wake.

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National Consultation: A Critical Examination of Sexuality Discourses in India, 16th and 17th June 2016

Nirantar is organising a National Consultation to critically Examine the current Sexuality Discourses in India on 16th and 17th June, 2016 at Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi.
In 2013-2014, Nirantar tried to ‘map’ contemporary conversations around sexuality among activists and development practitioners. We wanted to get a broad sense of the diverse ways in which we speak of and understand sexuality and where we locate it in our work and politics, amidst complexities in and around us.

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