Category Archives: Gender

‘Triple Talaq’, Polygamy, Halala Marriage – Relics of Pre-Islamic Arab World

The issue is really simple: religion or medieval lifestyle of pre-Islamic Arab desert. Continue reading

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The Vicious Cycle of Child Marriages And Poverty

Child marriages disrupt the normal growth to adulthood and a violation of children’s rights. They endangers the well-being of adolescent girls by exposing them to the dangers of physical and sexual violence as well as to early, unplanned and frequent pregnancies. Continue reading

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What makes MASVAW Effective?

MASVAW puts “men” at the center. It provides them emotional support, educates them on man and woman’s sexual aspects, and helps remove their ignorance of all types. Finally it encourages them to take social actions. MASVAW men learn to lead by personal example rather than mere words. This is a unique feature of MASVAW. Continue reading

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What are MASVAW’s Tools/Processes to Bring About Change

MASVAW has developed several highly effective tools in the form of games, flash cards, etc that engage men and provoke them to think about gender roles man and woman play. They soon realize how unjust the rules designed for women are in our society. Continue reading

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How MASVAW Brings About Change

MASVAW workshops are where the mind of men is impacted the most. It is here the process of change begins – both ideological and behavioral. Continue reading

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Women Empowerment? Violence Against Women? MASVAW? I am Confused

Violence against women is at the core of most social issues in India. It not only victimizes women but also prevents them from participating meaningfully in social activities. MASVAW targets gender violence at its very root and has the potential of becoming a highly effective movement for gender just society. It is men’s way to empower women by focusing on men! Continue reading

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Do International Instruments Recognize Gender – Climate Change Link?

The UNFCCC negotiations on climate change have been silent on the gender differentiated impact of climate change. Other forums do consider gender as an issue in climate change related debates. This article tries tracing gender in different UN conventions. Continue reading

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