Here’s why Kashmir referendum is a Feminist Issue

Written by Sonam Mittal by Kafila.org To understand why Kashmir is a feminist issue, let’s take up a hypothetical, or not-really-so-hypothetical-after-all, situation of an abusive relationship. A woman, gorgeous, graceful and delicate is in need of rescue. A man, mighty, strong and resourceful, offers to help. His only condition is that she should be his…

6 ways to innovate for 2030

Written by: Benjamin Kumpf A community worker surveys homeless men at a shelter in Old Delhi. Innovative approaches can bring together governments, service providers and businesses to fund social programmes for vulnerable groups. Photo: Niklas Halle’n/UNDP India Can innovation help achieve the new global development agenda? Can it help address growing humanitarian needs worldwide? The…

Myanmar’s Online Community Anticipates Fall of Radical Buddhist Group with Funny Memes

Written by: Thant Sin Following the statement of Yangon’s chief minister that the radical Buddhist nationalist group Ma-Ba-Tha (Association of Race and Religion Protection) is “no longer needed” in Myanmar’s former capital, more authorities have come forward to share a similar message. On July 12, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee of the government declaredthat Ma-Ba-Tha —…

Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir

      Protests against the killing of Burhan Muzaffar Wani, the commander of Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, turned violent in Indian-administered Kashmir in the north of the country when Indian forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew on Sunday, July 10. A total of 31 have been killed, with about 444 people injured. This is the disputed region’s…