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Staying in Jaipur with a group of 12 in February and would like to make contact with feminist women's groups , maybe get involved in OBR events if they are happening this year. Any ideas?
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Inida is a terrible place for women. There is a great Nat Geo article about widows in Vrindavan for Feb 2017. When I was in Vrindavan I saw them without knowing this at the time. There are also a lot of acid attacks and basic trouble for females.

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I didn't notice any feminist groups. there may be some, but I never saw it. Just think of what it is like to be in a village where few if any, male or female are educated. I am also uncertain but I wonder if caste is a lot more important than gender. I have had trouble asking Indians for answers to caste and gender issues.
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There are zillions of feminist groups in India. Here's what the first page of google gave me, but you can try it for yourself.

An article on 6 of them.

An organisation called CREA based in Delhi.

Wikipedia on feminism in India, listing dozens of important Indian feminists in history.

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There are numerous groups and organisations in India which identify as feminist and of course as with feminisms world over, there are hues and hues of feminisms.

There are groups like Forum Against Oppression of women in Mumbai, Saheli in Delhi, Anweshi and Asmita in Hyderabad, North East Network as well as organisations like Jagori , Nirantar, Tarshi, Crea in Delhi; Swayam, Maitree, Sachetna in Kolkata; MASUM, Alochana, Akshara, Awaz-e-Niswan, CEHAT, Majlis, Point of View in Pune and Mumbai; Olakh, Anandi in Gujarat, Vimochana in Bangalore, Bailoncha Saad in Goa, etc.

National Alliance of Women- NAWO, All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch- AIDMAM, All India Progressive Women's Association- AIPWA, All India Democratic Women's Association- AIDWA are some national networks. There are specific networks like those of women in media, sex workers, those working on queer issues, domestic workers etc. which adhere to feminist principles...
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Yes, there are groups for all issues, just like many places in the world.
But how would one expect to "see" them?

One can read in the newspapers or gather information from the net.

Off the top of my head, I would say that gender issues transcend caste issues. But the two are often closely linked.

The willingness with which Indians will get into long conversations about such things is one of the things some people like about train travel!
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I think gender issues are major. The 54% literacy rate for girls, as well as selective abortion, infanticide, and rape are not small matters.
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Originally Posted by whatsout there View Post Inida is a terrible place for women. There is a great Nat Geo article about widows in Vrindavan for Feb 2017.
Is USA a good place for women ? I hear there men video stream live gang raping of young girls ? Is it true ? When I was young, a man shoot a japanese boy with shotgun on Halloween ! Many many girls are raped in College ! Is terrible ! We never go alone in Miami or Chicago after concert. Honolulu is safer, many many japanese people in street.
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Originally Posted by miyu View Post Is USA a good place for women ? ... ....
Much of the world is not such a good place for women. At best, some places may be not as good places for women as they are for men.

Whilst I admit that recent events in USA and UK have influenced, or increased, my current state of cynicism and pessimism (only a couple of decades ago, I felt some optimism: not any longer) I am afraid that, old, tired and with less grey matter every day, I just do not have the brain space or the energy to be concerned with the problems of more than one country.

I still find it possible to read more than the concert listings in the newspaper. Maybe, one day, I will give even that up, and live, not in denial, but in self-maintained ignorance of the world. Until then, I'll go on noticing, and perhaps discussing, at least some of the stuff going on around me. Sorry: my horizons have closed in.

And, even if they hadn't... Frankly, it happens elsewhere too cuts no ice.

Probably American problems come with a specifically American flavour; probably British problems have a British flavour; Turkish problems a Turkish flavour and so on. Indian problems have an Indian flavour. Discussing Indian problems is discussing Indian problems.

(If we are to discuss "Is India a good place for women," which we have before and surely will again, then I think the path forks: resident or tourist? Or discussing the difference.)

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