Democracy

Issues related with various rights, resistance, justice movements, people’s struggles. Awareness mongering to the hilt. Giving voice to causes that need it, bringing to attention things that may be missed. Countering propaganda, undermining discrimination. This area tries to fix the world, one starfish at a time.

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Child Rights
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Child Rights: A new look at child abuse

Child rights are our future. The most vulnerable, exploited and unrepresented minority ANYWHERE in the world is children. Child abuse is a process of disrespect, hurt and neglect and most children are abused. I’ll go right ahead and say almost every child is abused at some point or the other. This post looks beyond the […]

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Women's rights

Marriages cases lots of problems in Herat : Afghan Life

The latest contribution from our brave and insightful Gity Yousafi. This post is a part of the Afghan Life series, which is a series of emails and articles written by friends in Afghanistan. Marriage is a relation between a man and woman that causes to make a society and society make culture and so on. […]

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Personal
Women's rights

Passive Alcoholism : Coming out of the closet

Passive alcoholism is what I have started calling the experience of being under the influence of a person under the influence of alcoholism. Those following me on Facebook were aghast a couple of months ago and then again last week, when I spoke of suffering the effects of my husband’s alcoholism. It seems that as […]

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Women's rights

The Self-Immolation in Herat

In this post from the Afghan life series, Gity Yousafi speaks with awe inspiring and heartbreaking honesty of one of the most serious issues facing the well being of women in Afghanistan – self-immolation. One of the main problems of our society that we faced is self-immolation; it spread day by day and takes it […]

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Women's rights

Questioning the sex ratio and reflexive assumptions: India census 2011

Our gender ratio is now 912 female kids to every 1000 male. Female foeticide is a bitch. No pun intended. Sex abortions are illegal in India. I am totally against them, though my views about making a law of it are not kind. However, has there been any research to rule out other factors? Say, […]

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