Category: SDG 5 Gender Equality
Pride Month is a time to pinkwash and sell more products in support of the LGBTQIA community. It’s also when we talk about inclusivity, equality and equity as part of sustainable development while discriminating against LGBTQIA members. At least, this is what we’ve been led to believe. On this day, the first Gay parade happened one year after the Stonewall riots. It serves as a reminder that we would be again witnessing the uprising of various minorities, fighting for their rights, which we’ve so conventionally shut out. While we are advocating for SDG2030 on fancier and non-controversial topics, we must focus on the goals of gender equality, reduced inequalities, and striving for peace, justice and strong institutions. It’s time to cater to universally progressive and inclusive ideas if we want the world to grow as ONE.
Ritualistic Sex Slavery – a tradition prohibiting women from having a normal marriage and life. Instead, these women have to indulge in rather bizarre activities. Is this a preservation of culture? Or simply a social evil? To find out, read the story of the Bedinis from Madhya Pradesh.
Conscious consumerism in Fashion has been spoken about for a long time. But is there another way of going green and yet, being fashionable? The answer – Styling. Ruchika from KiRu talks about the dangerous impact of fast fashion and how small, easy steps can make a big difference.
Founder’s Experiences, SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption & Production, SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 3 Good Health & Well-being, SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 8 Decent Work & Economic Growth
The case study discusses the prevailing issues of Sivakasi’s fireworks industry and the different stakeholders who are affected by it. Not much has changed over the decades with regard to the socioeconomic upliftment of those people but the narrative is the same ‘ban fireworks’. Let’s deep dive into the issue before we point our fingers and take a stand blindly without thinking about the consequences.