Sandeep Chachra

Sandeep Chachra

Executive Director of ActionAid Association, the Co-Chair of the World Urban Campaign coordinated by UN-Habitat and the Editor, Agrarian South - Journal of Political Economy.

Empowering Single Women: Paving the Path to Equitable Futures in India

Empowering Single Women: Paving the Path to Equitable Futures in India
On the fifth of August 2022, Ms Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament India of the 17th Lok Sabha, introduced a private members bill titled “The Protection of Rights of Widows and Single Women and Abolishment of Widowhood Practices Bill, 2022”.  The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the Bill held that an “ecosystem of neglect leads to millions of widows and single women being pushed into poverty, unable to guarantee a healthy life for themselves and their dependent children” and thus sought to safeguard the rights of widows and single women and to work towards a more equitable, accepting, and progressive society for them.

The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape

The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape
The gains made by the working-class post second World War started fading away in the post liberalization era. Not just the basic mode of production underwent metamorphosis, the density of the organized working class diminished substantially in India.

Earth Day 2024: Addressing Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Earth Day 2024: Addressing Climate Change and Environmental Justice
“Earth Day” originated in the year 1970 in a mobilisation of the ordinary people to create awareness about environmental issues. More than 50 years later, people across the world commemorate the day by doing volunteer work, celebrating the ecological movement’s progress and doing actions in defence of our planet.

The Collective Responsibility: Empowering Bystanders with Social Consciousness

The Collective Responsibility: Empowering Bystanders with Social Consciousness
Moral On October 26th, videos of a 12-year-old girl injured and pleading for help from a group of bystanders surfaced from Kannuaj, Uttar Pradesh. People are casually recording videos on their mobile phones as the girl asks for help. But, unfortunately, none of them helps, offers first aid or takes the survivor for treatment until a policeman carries her to a hospital. Unfortunately, this is not the first among many such gruesome incidents of voyeurism in India. In 2012, a 20-year-old girl was molested outside a bar in Guwahati for a full 30 minutes without receiving any help. After Nirbhaya was gang-raped and left on the road to die in 2012, a significant amount of time passed before a passerby called the police. Nearly a decade later, violent sexual crimes continue to plague our nation, with people just looking on. In 2017, a woman was raped in broad daylight in Vishakhapatnam as bystanders stood and recorded videos of the act. Similarly, in 2018, a minor girl was molested in broad daylight by seven men in Jehanabad, Bihar. None of the witnesses intervened to save the girl.