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Shadow Liberation, an interactive theatre performance on gender violence.

The boys are on sale and there are few discounts in the marriage market...no ‘buy one, get one free'...says Kalpana Sharma.

How does one help a victim of domestic violence if no help is asked for, wonders Cherry Agarwal...


Sakhi Nitin-Anita joined Akshara, in Mumbai as an intern with a head full of questions about feminism...Did she find answers, or more questions?

In the land of a million deities,

to be a woman

is a joke of divine proportions.

Freedom is a privilege, not right

from birth to death;

bestowed by a multitude

indoctrined with ages of unconscionable customs.

Shilpa Phadke, sociologist and Sameera Khan, journalist, conducted a one day workshop based on their book 'Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets'.
-- excerpts from a talk delivered by Nivedita Menon political scientist and feminist scholar, as part of the Open Space/CCDS ‘Keeping the peace’ lecture series, February 25 2011.

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Open Space is a social network for young people interested in exploring and building a more equal, sustainable and inclusive world. OS is a forum for new ideas, expression, dialogues and learning on issues that concern young adults and their future. Share your views, articles, films and creative expressions on OS, and participate in our programmes. Open Space is an initiative of the Centre for Communication and Development Studies, which also manages India’s leading resource base on social justice and development issues www.infochangeindia.org.

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