A Development Communication & Social Work professional working in the field of gender, health and technology for grassroots. A Doctorate in participatory communication for development. A Feminist to a Human Right Activist, stressing on convergence & participation in bringing change in behaviour, especially with respect to attitude towards Women in the society.
Job systems, created by men for men, need a complete revamping of the global work culture if working mothers are to have any kind of work life balance.
An interview with Uroosa Siddiqui, a versatile television and film actress from Pakistan.
In this post the writer reflects on why so less men participate in the feminist movement and why more men need to be a part of feminism.
No one if a 'perfect' feminist. Our awareness or practice of feminism may be imperfect. That doesn't mean the ideals don't matter.
Street harassment in India is so common that all of us have experienced it in some form or the other; yet, why are we told not to make a fuss?
What we see is often far away from the truth. Here's a poem in search of stories that we try to hide in broad daylight.
On #WorldToiletDay, Suchi Gaur reflects on moving beyond hashtag activism to changing community attitudes to toilet usage in India.
The marriage market seems to be doing no favours to women. Latest in its offerings is a regressive, male chauvinist website. Here's a brilliant response to it!
Don't despair! Here is a ray of hope - positive stories from the Barefoot College - an NGO that works for the empowerment of rural women and communities.
Women can't have it all precisely because they are responsible for too many things! Would creches at Indian offices help to level the playing field for women?
Gender stereotypes that go on to define individuals start right in school, and must be questioned, says this deeply thoughtful post.
MBA graduate turned Sarpanch, Chhavi Rajawat has been working towards transforming her impoverished ancestral village in the desert state of Rajasthan to meet the 21st Century.
The story below is a real life experience of the author during a session on female foeticide in a village in Haryana. It brings forth the strong preference for sons in rural India.
For a researcher in the public, private or social sector, these 10 ways to do better at field work can make a big difference to the quality of your insights.
Carrying the Gond art tradition forward, Durga Bai is an example of how passion can break barriers and overcome challenges.
If you spend time cleaning, cooking, washing, and taking care of your family, do you deserve recognition? Suchi Gaur decodes why women believe their role as care-givers is pre-destined, and why this must stop.
For many men, peeing in public spaces is a harmless, casual act. Suchi Gaur explains why it amounts to bigger issues of sanitation, exhibitionism, and sexual harassment.
Women's access to and participation in media has always remained a big question. Community radio is empowering rural women, as broadcasters and as listeners.
Am I a hero or a victim, struggling to fight in a men's world that gives women few rights over their own lives?
The heart-breaking, yet common stories of three women in rural India: We need break this culture of silence in India about women's health, autonomy and bodies
Home Science is for Homely girls? Suchi breaks your stereotypes on what a Home Science Student/Professional does.
Before the FIRs and investigations, comes a rape victim's ability to speak up and complain. But as a society, do we enable victims of sexual assault to speak up?
How is it that men know so little about menstruation but so much about PMS?!
Why do Indian weddings become a day for everyone and everything else except bride and groom?
In our quest for modernity and progress, do we lose our roots? Or our roots strong enough to sustain change?
In which Suchi Gaur argues for a broader feminism where women look within and see whether they are supporting other women positively.
This is the obituary of a hollow nation where crime against women flourishes, which thinks 'women's issues' are not urgent.
The issues women face w.r.t contraception go beyond "family planning" - at heart are questions of access to options and rights over one's body.
Women, travel and safety in India: What progress have we made in enabling women to experience India freely and safely?
Women's unending quest for a perfect body is being shaped by media, marketing and the movies. What are we losing in the process?
A woman who knows it all - who can speak for herself, is still seen as a threat by many men, who prefer 'mental virgins'.
A small but definitive step, Aditi Gupta founded Menstrupedia to break the taboo associated with menstruation in India, shattering the myths and misunderstandings.
"Are you married" is the question every single Indian woman needs to be prepared for. How do you react?
House maids or helpers are the lifeline of Indian households but how are they treated?
Are our religions' views on women responsible for the poor status of women around the world today?
What Indian men want from marriage is increasingly an involved, empowered partner, but this conflicts with what they have been brought up to be.
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