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About Chitra Nagarajan

Chitra Nagarajan is an activist who has worked to promote and protect human rights, particularly those of women, in China, the United Kingdom, the United States and west Africa. She currently works to build peace in Nigeria. She blogs here and tweets here.

Articles by Chitra Nagarajan

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Feminist Dissent: why a new journal on gender and fundamentalism?

The journal Feminist Dissent creates a space to interrogate the multi-faceted links between historical and resurgent religious fundamentalism and gender.

Put away the scriptures and follow justice

In contexts where faith plays a major role in public and private life, critical engagement with religion is the only option.

Activists talk mental health

A feminist, a squatter, an environmentalist and a human rights activist speak: how does taking action affect mental health? Part of Transformation's politics of mental health series.

Enough talk about intersectionality. Let's get on with it

What are we not doing while so many of our movement's resources are being used for unproductive internal arguments?

How politicians and the media made us hate immigrants

Politicians and the press are locked in a cycle of increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric, presented as 'uncomfortable truth'. Yet the problem is not immigration but socio-economic inequality. Poverty and exclusion are faced by working class people of all backgrounds. 

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