Love or Molestation – Why I Cannot Forget My First Love?
Love or Molestation

You know how first loves are. Absorbing, consuming and love struck! The time when you think that this is it, you are going to get married to your first love and have a fascinating fairy tale ending that we generally read about. But now when I look back, I just realize how stupid I was.

Writer, Women Planet
So, What If I Am The Daughter Of a Maid?
Daughter of a Maid

Born in a family that tries to afford basic livelihood out of my mother’s daily wage, my mother tries to provide everything that she can. As my father passed away a few years ago, my mother is the sole bread earner for our family of three (mom, me and my little sister). As much as I respect her for that, I feel neglected.

Writer, Women Planet
5 Reasons Why It Is Great To Break Your New Year Resolution!
Break New Year Resolutions

A lot of people believe in ‘New Year, New Me’ but according to the statistics, more than 90% of people fail to fit in their ‘New Me’. New Year Resolutions are quite tricky to choose and very hard to follow. Thus, people don’t wisely choose a resolution and end up falling out of it in just a few days. Due to this people end up feeling like a failure.

Writer, Women Planet
This is How Swasthya Sevika Has Helped About 600 Women to Become Independent in Mumbai
SNEHA-Swasthya-Sevika

What Swasthya Sevika strives to do is to look out for adolescent girls who have dropped out of schools for various reasons. It gives economic opportunities to such girls apart from helping the scarcity of manual power required in the current health system. This they do by training a staff which is called nursing assistants. It is an eight months long course which is supported by the Tech Mahindra Foundation. This helps the girls get trained and be a part of various hospitals and maternity homes.

Guest Writer, Women Planet
9 Passe Cultural Norms That Still Breathe To Oppress Women
Women Bizarre Traditions

Can you imagine Sati system still prevailing in our society? With many movements around the world, people have successfully changed many norms and customs that used to act as an instrument to oppress women. The transition of the societies have been gradual and rocky. Right from winning the voting rights to asking for a same gender marriage, societies around the world are paving their ways to a better road. But there are still a few cultures who follow their same old traditions and some of them might definitely leave you in horror and chills.

Writer, Women Planet
Life Is Precious – Teaching Your Child The Value And Importance Of Life!!
Life is Precious
From the Expert

Doesn’t parenting a 21st century child bring with itself a whole lot of opportunities along with challenges? None of us might have ever imagined the presence of the deadly ‘blue whale’ game to be one of the worst fears faced by adults in current times.

Educationist
The Story of My Perfect and Blissful Arranged Marriage – My Husband Sold My Virginity to a Stranger for 2 Lacs!
Marriage Virginity

The DEAL – He was in a debt of 35 lakhs due to his compulsive drinking habit. My Husband of just 1 Week, had sold my virginity to a Man who had given him some money, to reduce his debts.

Sub Editor, Women Planet
The Period Man – Efforts of a Man to Break Myths Related to Periods!
Cursed - Menstrual Myth

I am CURSED – she said! How can a little girl be cursed? Is getting into your periods means being cursed? And why are girls in periods stopped from going to school?

Sub Editor, Women Planet
My Right To Education – 16 Year Old Muslim Girl Utters Triple Talaq To Live Her Dreams!
Triple Talaq Mumpi

Amidst the heated debate about abolishment of Triple Talaq led by Muslim Women Groups under the AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board), here’s a story of a valiant 16-year old Muslim girl hailing from rural Bengal. She uttered Triple Talaq to her husband when he opposed her will to continue studying.

Guest Writer, Women Planet
Gender Sensitization: A Positive Move In Educational Institutions
Gender Sensitization
From the Expert

Gender Sensitization is one basic requirement for the normal development of an individual. Without being sensitive to the needs of a particular gender, an individual may refrain from understanding the opposite gender and in some acute cases even him or herself. The need for this sensitivity has been felt and realized through times immemorial and

Educationist
Wrong Sexual Touch – How Many Times Have you Experienced it?
sexual touch vs empathy

Long stares on the chest… A touch at the hips followed by a ‘Sorry, it was by mistake’! A sexual gaze at your jeans clad legs and dirty rubbing against your breast in a bus! Women in India have to go through such vulgar sexual approaches every single day! To men, it doesn’t quite matter whether you are a 16 year old naive girl or a 40 years old mother! The way people look at you and make sexual advances at you is not right!

Founder & Editor, Women Planet
Save the Girls, Stop Female Genital Cutting!
Female Genital Cutting 1

India, known for its culture, heritage and integrity is also known for some extremely obnoxious rituals and beliefs. The Dawoodi Bohra community away from all the attention and eyes of the Indian citizens practices circumcision on women. The practice has been going on in this particular community for so many years but it is only that men and women cohesively started raising their voice against it. The practice is called as “khatna” in India.

Content Writer, Women Planet
One Day When I woke up as a Girl!
girl sitting alone

I went in front of the mirror to check how I looked. As soon as I saw my reflection on the mirror, it gave me the shock of my life. I really couldn’t see myself; I saw a girl with messed up hair! I rubbed my eyes vigorously, pinched myself to make sure that I was not dreaming. No.. it wasn’t a dream.

Content Writer, Women Planet
Sanskaar- Have The Values Changed?
Sanskaar
From the Expert

Many will argue that city kids don’t have these values of hard work, commitment, respect etc as they have it easy. My answer to that is always simply – who are the role models, first, let’s discuss those attitudes before branding the children! And second, values are driven by experiences, so are the children exposed to a variety or sheltered? If they are, then once again, who is responsible.

Educationist
Story of a Girl From The Red Light Area
Kamathipura Girl

“I was always by myself and at the age of 10, one of the professors at my school took advantage of the situation and raped me.” Imagine a girl who is as young as 10 years old going through something like that. One normally might break down but this girl took it courageously and today is successfully leading a happy life.

Content Writer, Women Planet
Thank You Supreme Court For Legalizing Extra-Marital Affairs!
Court hammer

Indian Court and Indian Laws – Does our judicial system impart justice equally to men and women? The answer seems to be in the favour of men, I think! With rape cases being dragged on for years, no proper laws penned down for punishing the molesters or rapists, the Indian Judiciary system has always been in question, especially when it comes to justice for women.

Content Writer, Women Planet
Will I Ever Breathe Freedom?
Woman Life Freedom

My life is perfect. I have a great job (I know it’s a hard to believe because there is no perfect job in this world) but I am very much happy with the work that I am doing, I have a supportive family and some amazing friends who make my life even more awesome. But there is something which always seems to be missing.

Content Writer, Women Planet
Meet Kanchan – A Woman Providing Health Care to an Entire Assam Village!
Kanchan - Assam Village

Kanchan is just like a normal woman but her specialty lies in her will to do the extraordinary. She wakes up at 6 in the morning, finishes her household work and then sets out on a mission to make sure the people in need of healthcare reach hospital either voluntarily or with some care.

Content Writer, Women Planet