As they take out their ‘Stop Child Brides’ branded notebooks out of their ‘We Can’ bags, there is a palatable sense of excitement in the room.
Shaista Ambar’s initiative is an example to follow—not only for women in India, but for those around the world.
April 28 marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. The article below, which first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Ms., outlines the ongoing devastation facing the nation’s women. Subscribe to Ms. today to read more global news with a feminist lens. Five-year-old Shirisha, once the Tamang family chatterbox, barely speaks now. […]
The profile below is part of the Ms. Blog’s “Telling Her Story” series for Women’s History Month. Check back throughout March for more profiles of women doing great things in their communities. In the jungles and towns of Bastar, India, where the atmosphere is marked by extreme hostility and suspicion, living with fear is the default mode […]
Dec. 16 marked three years since 23-year old student Jyoti Singh was brutally attacked by a group of men while doing nothing more than riding a bus at night. Now, the case is back in the spotlight, as the youngest perpetrator convicted of the heinous crime was just released from jail, sparking an outcry from advocates […]
President Obama announced this week that several thousand U.S. troops would remain on the ground in Afghanistan through the end of his term in 2017. The administration’s goal is to protect the nation’s fragile democracy from another takeover by the Taliban, a group that ruled viciously until 2001. Under Taliban control, women were not allowed to work, go […]
The Obama Administration declared Thursday that U.S. troops will remain on the ground in Afghanistan through the end of the president’s term in 2017. Below is a statement from the Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms., supporting the decision. The Feminist Majority Foundation supports President Obama’s decision to delay the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. […]
Ishita Malaviya always dreamt of becoming a surfer, but didn’t think there were any waves in India, her home country. But about eight years ago, she and her boyfriend, fellow surfer Tushar Pathiyan, stumbled upon an ashram in the small university town of Manipal that was packed full of surfers from California. “We were super excited to […]
Oftentimes, women’s contributions are overlooked because, for the most part, it is men who write history. In India, women of the Sikh faith have fought, ruled, taught and served for centuries. They have managed organizations, guided communities and led revolts. These accomplishments are admirable in their own right, and they are even more impressive when […]
Expounding on “women and fiction” (and indeed the several fictions about women), Virginia Woolf’s brilliant long essay, A Room of One’s Own, was first published in 1929. Woolf underscored the dependence of literary genius on freedom of thought; of freedom of thought on the free availability of space; and of space on financial freedom that […]