Women for Peace

Emotions and Modernity in Colonial India: German Scholar Speaks on “Jazbat” at Jamia Millia, New Delhi

WordForPeace.com Special October 15, 2019 Mapping the history of emotions in India between the uprising of 1857 and World War I, German scholar Margaret Pernau from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, brings the ‘history of emotions’ approach to South Asian studies. Situating the prevalent experiences, interpretations, and practices of emotions of the time within the context of …

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Turkey: Prisons, torture crimes and human rights violations continue

WordForPeace.com Special  At United Nations Human Rights Council, a symposium was organized by the International Alliance for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms (AIDL) to discuss the suffering of the Turkish women, violations, crimes against humanity and International prosecution mechanism against the perpetrators in order to ensure the achievements of justice. Speakers asserted that Turkey is witnessing a frightening retreat …

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Sindhu created history by becoming the first-ever Indian to claim a gold medal in the BWF World Championships

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk The ace Indian badminton player, P.V. Sindhu, deserves to be lauded for winning the Badminton World Championships in Switzerland. In the past, she won two silver and two bronze medals. But this time, in the final, she left no room for mistakes. She dominated her Japanese counterpart, Nozomi Okuhara, in straight sets 21-7, 21-7. The score lines …

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सुषमा स्वराज (1952 – 2019): सादर नमन Tribute to Sushma Swaraj, Indian Peacemaker & Politician

Pooja Kumari for WordForPeace.com सुषमा स्वराज एक ऐसा व्यक्तित्व जिसकी सोच और काम का तरीका विरोधियों को भी उनका मुरीद बना दें, राजनिति में एक लम्बे समय तक सक्रीय रहने के दौरान उन्होंने कई बेहतरीन नमूने पेश किये अपनी समझदारी और सूझबूझ के फिर चाहे वह हरियाणा में सबसे कम उम्र की केबिनेट मंत्री के रूप में हो , दिल्ली …

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Man-woman relationship: Emotions associated with the union-“The She & He Art Show”

By TARUSHI ASWANI The man-woman relationship forms the crux of Astha Mittal’s “The She & He Art Show” currently on display at Arpana Fine Art Gallery. On canvases of different shapes and sizes are portrayed emotions associated with this union. Astha, prefers painting on round canvases with the belief that all emotions run in a “vicious circle”. The artist tenderly evokes these …

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The secret to ending a war? More women in peace negotiations

When women take a seat at the table, peace lasts 20% longer, according to UN data.

By Chizitera Njoku We’re all aware of the gender imbalance in boardrooms, Hollywood studios and politics. But what about global peace talks? Only 4% of signatories to peace agreements between 1992 and 2011 were women, and only 9% of negotiators. And yet, studies have shown that female participation is the secret to ensuring lasting peace. Ending a war is a complex and risky process, …

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In Bengal’s Burdwan, 3 Hindu girls top Madrasa exam

Three Hindu girls studying in a madarsa in a Muslim-dominated area of East Burdwan have scored over 90 per cent in the West Bengal High Madrasah Secondary Exam (Madhyamik standard), bolstering the Mamata Banerjee government’s efforts to help such institutions shine the light of education in backward areas. The results were declared last week in the midst of one of …

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