Browsing the "India" Tag

Sayfty Self Defense Teaches Women to be Powerful

June 27th, 2014 | by Elena Rodemann

Shruti Kapoor has created Sayfty, self defense training workshops that teach women empowering personal defense techniques to help better protect themselves against sexual violence, abuse and harassment


Change the Mascot Demands NFL Retire Racist Redskin Logo

June 13th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

The Oneida Indian Nation has spearheaded a nationwide Change the Mascot campaign, demanding that the NFL retire their racist Redskins team logo; the activists have also produced this powerful video to help raise awareness about this issue


Are Bicycles a Sustainable Tool for Feminist Social Revolution?

April 30th, 2013 | by Elena Rodemann

Riding a bicycle helps the body stay fit and is environmentally friendly, and provides numerous benefits that allow for self autonomy, mobility, and health, all factors that help our society to evolve and improve. Although when I am riding my bike, some days it still feels like some people do not understand just how truly liberating riding a bicycle can be


Video Explains Why Free Access to Contraception is Absolutely Essential

January 22nd, 2013 | by Brett Gustafson

The Gates Foundation recently released a video describing why it is so incredibly important for all women to have free access to contraceptives and family planning services. Though the video is specifically talking about the developing world, these health issues are similar here in the United States


Sure, in My Backyard (SIMBY): The Toxic Politics of Ship-dismantling

July 24th, 2012 | by Dr Vandana Prakash

The Exxon-Valdez is in the news again -- this controversial ship is set to be disassembled, and its scheduled dismantling is bringing light to important issues such as how to preserve the health of workers and how to protect the environment from the ships toxic elements.


Do New Stronger EPA Soot Regulations Really Spell Progress?

June 21st, 2012 | by Dr Vandana Prakash

On Friday June 15th, the Obama Administration announced the much awaited new EPA standards on soot and fine particulate matter. After being strong-armed by an 11 state lawsuit and a court deadline, the EPA reduced the amount of pollution that is considered 'safe' from industrial and power plant soot emissions from 15, to the lower maximum of 12 to 13 micrograms per cubic foot. Black soot causes health and environmental problems, as well as asthma, strokes, high blood pressure, acute bronchitis, heart disease, lung cancer and premature death


Chandigarh Wards Off Water Woes

May 18th, 2012 | by Dr Vandana Prakash

96.7% of households in India have access to tap water, and recent census data places Chandigarh at the top spot. The city is also ranked second in India in terms of per capita water supply of 330 liters per person per day, although Chandigarh is no exception to the ongoing global threat of water scarcity. While the municipality needs 116 Million Gallons daily (MGd), it only has access to 87 MGd. Chandigarh takes this issue quite seriously, and is being proactive in addressing the water shortfall.


Child Labor Nightmare in India’s Coal Mines

July 3rd, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

This wrenching image is of a young boy who works in one of India's many coal mines near Ladrymbai, in the Jaintia Hills district in northeast India. In the Los Angeles Times Mark Magnier reported grim and disturbing details about the horrific child labor situation in the country's coal mines: "The young miners descend on rickety ladders made of branches into the makeshift coal mines dotting the Jaintia Hills in northeast India, scrambling sideways into 'rat hole' shafts so small that even kneeling becomes impossible. Lying horizontally, they hack away with picks and their bare hands: Human labor here is far cheaper than machines."



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