TW: Mention of abortion, pregnancy (Abortion and pregnancy might have been a traumatic experience for many people, hence the trigger warning.)

Shatarupa, member of the research team

Language is a very powerful tool. It shapes us, socialises and re-socialises us into different structures and institutions present in our society. A…


Priyanshi Prasad, Junior Research Manager

It is no secret that abortion entails substantial stigma. The pervasive and far-reaching misconceptions and myths surrounding it paint a picture that is starkly different from what abortion is really like. This stigma has a plethora of widespread consequences for individuals seeking abortions- from the…


Disclaimer: This article is from the perspective of cis-gender heterosexual women

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“Budh”, a short film by Prashant Ingole, a recipient of various short film award selections, focuses on women empowerment. The movie throws light on women, who are otherwise worlds apart, but share a common life when seen through the lens of injustice and gender prejudice. The three prominent categories of…


Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/artist-wants-your-menstrual-blood-performance-piece-de-stigmatising-periods-10486717.html

We are in a world today that appreciates awareness. From non-governmental organizations to health and educational ministries, everyone wishes to speak about topics that are considered taboo. While the effort is appreciable, the taboo topics are dealt with objectively, as if it can be defined in a straightforward, scientific manner…

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