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Sexual Rights

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Human Rights and Sexuality in Manipur

In some of the country’s most conflicted regions, activism on issues of sexuality (if it's aligned to human rights) is both a risky affair and one of secondary importance in the midst of larger socio-political and historical issues. The topic of human rights tends to center on gun violence, AFSPA, statehood and insurgency.
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The Beauty Myth: Amazon

My Choice and Sexuality

Choices in the sexual area should remain personal while maintaining the dignity and the rights of all people who must be able to make fully informed choices in this area. It is the duty of the state to provide the education and information to its people in this area but not intrude into their personal choices.

स्वयं की देखभाल एवं खुशहाली के बारे में मेरी सीख

घरेलु हिंसा विषय पर काम कर रही एक नारीवादी संस्था के साथ सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता के रूप में अपने करियर के शुरूआती दिनों में हर रोज़ मेरी मुलाकात लगभग 10 – 15 ऐसी महिलाओं से होती थी जो किसी न किसी रूप में उत्पीड़न और हिंसा का सामना कर रही होती थीं। इनमें से ज़्यादातर महिलाओं…
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What I learned about Self-Care and Wellbeing as a Sexuality Rights Activist

Working as a sexuality rights activist in a repressive environment can take a huge toll on people’s wellbeing. It is therefore important that we as social workers, activists, advocates and everyone else involved in this work take care, take care of ourselves and each other, be supportive, give that extra push to someone who needs it, and allow ourselves to make mistakes.
A photo of Anjali Gopalan, who has short black and gray hair and dark eyes. Anjali is smiling, wearing a light pink dupatta. Source: Naz Foundation


In October 2013, Anisha Dutt from TARSHI interviewed Anjali Gopalan, Founder and Executive Director of The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, an NGO dedicated to the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic in India, for the inaugural issue of the blog. During our interaction with her, she shared with us some of the challenges she…