Ayshia Zehgeer

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WOMAN LAWYER IN KASHMIR

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WOMAN LAWYER IN KASHMIR

Not considered a “dignified profession for women”, the discouragements a female law student faces, begin from passive suggestions in classrooms of law practice not meant for women, to the struggle of finding a safe place to start our careers.

Is it only our biological destiny to exist and then one fine day to not, that deserves depiction on our epitaphs, that don’t bear our names, most of the time? ‘Born as someone’s daughter and die as someone’s wife’. ‘What about our survival stories? Where must they be recorded’? Browbeaten and predictably spoken about, as […]

 Ayshia Zehgeer

Gender justice: a conversation long overdue

Gender justice: a conversation long overdue

In the past couple of months, more particularly, amidst voices getting shriller across the globe against instances of sexual assault, which triggered an enormous global response supporting women who came out against their violators, there have been growing apprehensions on the other side about the movement being “misused” to take out personal vendetta, across circles. […]