ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Shrinking Space for Voluntary Organisations

Protest against Dominant Socio-Cultural Norms

The experience of some NGOs reveals a gradual shrinking of space for rights-related work and any form of protest against mainstream cultural and social norms. Such organisations, especially those working on gender or sexuality-based discrimination, are becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks from several quarters. It remains to be seen whether progressive groups and individuals are able to see the pattern and come together. But feminist groups, as well as many men, are increasingly joining hands in this struggle.

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