Monthly Archives: July 2015

Press Invite for Rally and WSS Meeting, Lucknow

12 July 2015, Gandhi Chowk Lucknow
Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression announces a rally and public meeting at 12 noon on 11-12 July at Gandhi Chowk, Lucknow.
The rally is being organised as a mark of solidarity with women’s struggles for land and forest rights in Sonbhadra, Khiri, Chandauli, Lalitpur, Bahraich, Gonda, Pilibhit and other parts of the country.
In the six years since WSS was formed in 2009, the state’s pursuit of development” has become more and more brutal in its complete disregard for the rights and survival of Dalits, Adivasis and working people. Lakhs of people are being driven from their homes and lands as corporates intensify their plunder of natural resources, in blatant disregard of environmental laws and Constitutional provisions. This agenda of capitalist advancement promotes and condones the use of sexual violence as a means to repress legitimate and democratic struggles, while providing protection and impunity to perpetrators. Continue reading

Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti


Implement the NALSA judgment immediately!

Sunday, 5 July 2015, Hyderabad: A hundred and fifty hijras, transgenders and supporters gathered at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park today to demand jobs for the community and the implementation of the NALSA vs. UOI judgment of the Supreme Court of India. They raised slogans of ‘Udhyogam kavali’, ‘Illu kavali’, ‘Upadhi kavali’, ‘Rakshana Kavali’ – referring to their struggles to find jobs, housing, welfare and security in a society that discriminates against them in every way. Hijras with B.Ed., M.Com., M.B.A. and B.C.A degrees spoke of how they were denied jobs repeatedly despite all these qualifications, due to the stigma they face due to their genders. Continue reading