BookView I Re-telling Tales: The Bastard of Istanbul

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The true impact of the book doesn’t quite strike you until you’ve actually finished reading The Bastard of Istanbul. The story is too riveting for one to care about anything but the interspersed threads of the characters’ individual stories. Authored by Elif Shafak, parts of the book are set in her motherland Turkey, while others are set in the American cities of Phoenix, Arizona and San Francisco, California. The story traces the lives of four generations of women and how they interconnect with each other, many decades and many hidden secrets later. Continue reading “BookView I Re-telling Tales: The Bastard of Istanbul”

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Nishma Jethwa joins OFC as Program Director, Feminist Justice

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Nishma Jethwa has previously served on the Board of Advisors for One Future Collective. We’re thrilled to announce that she will now be joining the main team as Program Director for our Feminist Justice based projects. 

Nishma is a Mumbai-based gender rights activist and human rights lawyer. Her expertise in tackling of gender and race inequality stems from years of professional experience in the field of human rights law, including work at the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre and Aman Biradari. She was trained in law at Linklaters, a top UK-based law firm and holds a BSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick. She is a qualified lawyer in the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

For ten years, she was a co-founder at Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights, a non-profit seeking to break barriers to justice for survivors of gender-based violence. She also set up Shiva Foundation, a UK-based corporate foundation working to tackle modern slavery and the systemic exploitation of people. She is currently working to improve access to formal and community-based systems of justice in India in collaboration with grassroots lawyers, community activists and students. In addition to this, she also consults with a number of NGO leaders to develop their organisational sustainability, as well as advising businesses on their human rights commitments.

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One Future Inspire | Richa Vashista: Gender, Mental Health and Advocacy

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One Future Inspire is a series of interviews with young people across countries, borders, spectrums of work and being. These people share a common quality — they inspire us. Our aim is to bring their work to the fore with the hope that it might ignite a spark in someone, somewhere.

Team One Future interviewed Richa Vashista, an ardent gender rights activist and a mental health specialist. Continue reading “One Future Inspire | Richa Vashista: Gender, Mental Health and Advocacy”

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Queer Infocus | July 2020

The Beginning, Middle and End: A Tryst with Depression