Category Social Sector

Rani Rashmoni to Helen Lepcha: The Inspiring Stories of Indian Women Who Fought for Freedom

Rani Rashmoni to Helen Lepcha: The Inspiring Stories of Indian Women Who Fought for Freedom

The history surrounding the Indian Independence movement has undergone a transformation, progressing from initial colonial narratives to more sophisticated and comprehensive interpretations. It is crucial to shift away from the prevailing mainstream discourse around the movement, which mostly originates from a privileged caste viewpoint, and acknowledge the existence of several alternative voices.
Towards Inclusivity in Disaster Management: Reflections on Challenges Faced by LGBTQ+ Communities in Disaster Situation

Towards Inclusivity in Disaster Management: Reflections on Challenges Faced by LGBTQ+ Communities in Disaster Situation

Dr. Lavanya Shanbhogue talked about inclusivity in disaster management, focusing on the challenges faced by queer communities in disaster and conflict situations. Dr. Shanbhogue draws attention to the complicated relationship between queer communities and the state, noting that despite the fact that the state frequently plays a major role in disaster relief efforts, there has historically been discrimination and oppression of queer communities by the state. Her objectives are to highlight the importance of recording the experiences of queer communities in disaster situations and to promote constructive policy changes based on empirical evidence.