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Final Lap of Preparation for the Campaign against Early and Forced Marriage

We have entered an intense and energetic fourth phase of the project on Early and Forced Marriage (EFM). This is a preparatory phase for the campaign against Early and Forced Marriage led by the group of 30 participating girls (participants of the EFM) from low-income urban communities in South Delhi. 

The findings of my first study - gender in technical institutes

Rekha, an alumni of FAT's tech center, received a fellowship to do a study on how gender plays a role in course selection in ITIs and Polytechnic colleges in South Delhi. This blog narrates her findings. The full report (in Hindi) is also available to download. 

My one month at FAT - and introduction to feminism

A short and simple blog post by one of our new team members, Sunil. Sunil takes care of Admin and Accounts at FAT. He joined FAT a month ago and was very suprised to about a golden rule at FAT. Read on to know what rule is that.

Fighting for her right to education: the story of Durga

This may be the story of someone you have never met, but the pressure and the struggle she describes is something many of us can relate to. The story of Durga, as captured by Manisha Massey.

The complexities of marrying early

Wanting to marry before getting a college degree or while getting one is as much a social aberration as a career-oriented woman wanting to prioritize her education and career over her marriage. Is there ever a right answer, asks Manisha Massey

Defying all odds: Renu's transformative story

Women face adversities manifesting in different forms. These adversities may seem superficial or life altering to a third party. However, no two women’s stories are the same and thus all stories of discrimination, harassment, violence or inequality are essential for understanding the ways in which they carve out their own space in a deeply patriarchal society. This is the story of Renu, who defied all odds on the face of strict norms that her family imposed upon her. As captured by Anjora Sarangi.

An unforgettable FAT trip!

Exposure visits have always been a part of the Tech Center Curriculum. As soon as the girls finish their computer course, we arrange one. Throughout the duration of the course, we promise the girls that there is a surprise awaiting them if they finish their course successfully. By Risha Samanta

One year and counting

Joining FAT was an experiment by almost all standards—a new city, a new field, a new designation and new roles and responsibilities. Well, the city wasn’t entirely new. By Deepa Ranganathan

The inherent smart woman: How women are unconsciously adept at technology usage

Technology adoption has been pervasive (with varying degrees) across classes in India – urban and rural. Both men and women build and consume technology, yet women are falsely presumed not to understand it. By guest blogger Saumya Sanjeev

Adventures of Jugaad Lab – Chapter 1

Exams were over. Blood and sweat had been poured into mathematical equations and brains had been wretched by the formulae in science. The girls who work in Jugaad Lab, eight of them, had been waiting too long for the 17th of March. By Palashi Vaghela

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