Writing

PUBLISHED PIECES

The Guardian
Three things I've learned about the real meaning of gender equality (January 2017)
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/jan/12/three-things-ive-learned-about-the-real-meaning-of-gender-equality

TIME Magazine
Why telling difficult stories is so important (August 2016)
http://time.com/4433303/why-telling-difficult-stories-is-so-important/?xid=fbshare
What Happened When I Tried to Dress to Avoid Catcalls (June 3, 2016)
http://time.com/4354927/india-avoiding-catcalls-female/

Women's Web
The Landmark Maternity Benefit Bill Passed: How We Get Here & What You Need To Do (March 11, 2017)
www.womensweb.in/2017/03/maternity-benefit-bill-passed-in-parliament-closer-look-landmark-judgement/
Dear Kriti Sanon, We’re Not ‘Done’ Talking. And Neither Should You Be (March 14, 2017) www.womensweb.in/2017/03/dear-kriti-sanon-were-not-done-talking-and-neither-should-you-be/
From Trisha To Gurmehar Kaur: Why Rape Threats Are Our Favourite Way Of Shutting Women Down (March 2, 2017)
www.womensweb.in/2017/03/why-rape-threats-are-so-common/
Patriarchy Lurks Behind Attacks On Women. Please Don’t Mansplain This To Me (February 22, 2017)
www.womensweb.in/2017/02/attacks-on-women-mansplaining/
How Portrayal Of Mental Illness In Movies Ranges From The Offensive To The Absurd To The Realistic (December 23, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/12/mental-illness-in-movies/
One Doesn’t Need To Be A Jayalalithaa Fangirl To Applaud Her Pro-Women Policies (December 6, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/12/jayalalithaa-pro-women-policies/
Going Gaga Over Farhan Akhtar’s Poem To A Survivor Of Rape? Here’s Why I Am Not
(October 5, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/10/farhan-akhtars-poem-on-rape/
When It Comes To Abortion Rights, A Woman Prisoner Cannot Be Treated Differently, Says Bombay High Court
(October 4, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/10/women-inmates-in-india-can-say-no-to-motherhood/
Hillary Clinton Often Gets Flak For Not Smiling Enough. Why Don’t Female Politicians In India Face This? (September 29, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/hillary-clinton-not-smiling/
This Unique Auto Celebrates Women And Is Wowing People On Delhi’s Streets
(September 28, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/gagan-thakurs-designer-autorickshaws/
Buzzing All Over Social Media, ‘Pink’ Beautifully Unpacks The Meaning Of Consent
(September 20, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/movie-pink-meaning-of-consent/
British Couple’s Struggle To Take Their Baby To UK, Reiterates The Deep-rooted Complications Of Surrogacy
(September 17, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/british-couple-struggle-new-born-surrogate-child-in-the-orphanage/
Soha Ali Khan Tells Haters, That Going To A Temple, Doesn’t Make Her A Non-Muslim
(September 16, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/soha-ali-khan-visited-the-golden-temple/
Women Are More Likely To Attempt Suicide Than Men, Because Of Patriarchal Social Structures (September 14, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/increasing-rate-of-suicide-among-indian-women/
Freaky Ali: Some Laughter Yes, But With A Fricking Big Dose Of Toxic Hegemony #MovieReview (September 13, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/freaky-ali/
Shocking Revelations In Rekha’s Biography Confirm Deep-rooted Sexism And Patriarchy In The Film Industry
(September 9, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/rekhas-biography/
When A 11 m.o Infant Is Raped, We Know This Grotesque Crime Is All About Power
(September 8, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/the-rape-of-a-eleven-month-infant/
No Means Yes: How The Portrayal Of Women In Tamil Movies Warps Young Minds
(September 6, 2016)
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/09/portrayal-women-in-tamil-movies/
Here’s How Female Foeticide, Female Infanticide And Human Trafficking Are Interconnected (September 3, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/09/link-between-female-foeticide-female-infanticide-and-human-trafficking/
Here’s Why Tarun Sagar’s Speech Is Plain Misogynistic And Patriarchal (September 1, 2016) www.womensweb.in/2016/09/tarun-sagars-speech-at-the-haryana-legislative-assembly/
Bombay HC Ruling on Entry Of Women Into Haji Ali Dargah: A Gigantic Step Towards Gender Equality (August 27, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/08/bombay-high-courts-ruling-on-the-entry-of-women-into-haji-ali-dargah/
Another Female Infanticide Case Comes To Light. Who Says Discrimination Against The Girl Child Is Dead? (August 24, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/08/female-infanticide-foeticide-in-india/
Old Age Is Tough, But Even Tougher For Older Women In India (August 23, 2016) www.womensweb.in/2016/08/older-women-in-india-face-more-discrimination/
New Maternity Benefit Provisions Welcome, But Is It Truly Enough To Support Working Moms? (August 18, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/08/new-maternity-benefit-provisions-enough/
Athlete Shanthi Soundarajan’s Tragedy Tells Us We Don’t Have True Independence Yet
(August 16, 2016)
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/08/athlete-shanthi-soundarajan-failed-the-gender-test/
When A Couple Decides To Divorce, The Court Doesn’t Need To Be Nosey About It
(August 15, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/08/couple-decides-to-divorce/
The Judge’s Reasoning In Pallavi Purkayastha’s Murder Case Is Insulting To Women Everywhere (August 12, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/08/pallavi-purkayastha-murder-case/
Actor Tisca Chopra’s Revelations About The Casting Couch Highlight The Misogyny In Industry (August 10, 2016)
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/08/tisca-chopra-casting-couch-experience/
Donald Trump Believes All Muslim Women Are Oppressed, But He Reflects Common Stereotypes (August 5, 2016)
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/08/stereotypes-about-muslim-women-2/
Minor Girl Molested By A Female Warden, Challenges The Stereotypical Perception That Perpetrators Are Always Male (August 3, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/08/minor-girl-molested-in-mumbai-by-female-warden/
Does The IPC Needs Some Work To Catch Up With Sextortion, A New Cyber Crime? (August 1, 2016)
www.womensweb.in/2016/08/sextortion-cyber-crime/
Indiana Court Releases Purvi Patel Who Was Convicted On Charges Of ‘Foeticide’ (July 27, 2016)
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/07/purvi-patel-case-foeticide/
Why Should Marital Rape Have Anything To Do With Indian Culture? (July 25, 2016) www.womensweb.in/2016/07/marital-rape-laws-in-india/
“She Was Attacked By Him” Puts The Onus On Her. “He Attacked Her” Holds Him Responsible! (July 8, 2016)
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/07/language-while-speaking-of-gender-equality/
Want A Sure Shot Route To Gender Equality? Learn What It Is. (May 2016)
http://www.womensweb.in/2016/05/sure-shot-route-gender-equality/
That Viral Fanpage Video Where Boys Are Asked To Slap A Girl? Here’s My Problem With It (October 2015)
http://www.womensweb.in/2015/10/viral-fanpage-video/
Never Mind Who Killed Aarushi Talwar, We Assassinated Her Character (October 2015)
http://www.womensweb.in/2015/10/lessons-lady-justice-justice-holiday-country/
What is Indian Culture Anyway? (October 2015)
http://www.womensweb.in/2015/10/indian-culture-what/
Why are we so concerned about protecting the modesty of a woman, and not the woman herself? (August 2015)
http://www.womensweb.in/2015/09/concerned-protecting-modesty-woman-not-woman/

Future Foreign Policy 
What is Peace without Justice? (September 13, 2015)
http://www.futureforeignpolicy.com/peace-without-justice/
Is the ISIS in Afghanistan an excuse to make the US troops stay? (June 14, 2015)
http://www.futureforeignpolicy.com/isis-afghanistan-excuse-make-us-troops-stay/
Rebuilding the Silk Route (May 20, 2015)
http://www.futureforeignpolicy.com/rebuilding-silk-route/
Silence across the border: Sabeen Mahmud's Murder (May 19, 2015) http://www.futureforeignpolicy.com/silence-across-border-sabeen-mahmuds-murder/
Yemen: The new Saudi Arabia/Iran battleground (April 30, 2015)
http://www.futureforeignpolicy.com/yemen-new-saudi-arabiairan-battleground/

Emergency Journalism
Storytelling for Peace (September 2015)
http://emergencyjournalism.net/storytelling-for-peace/

Sayfty
Game of Thrones: A Tale Too Misogynist? (June 2015)
http://sayfty.com/game-of-thrones-a-tale-too-misogynist/
Origins of Patriarchy (June 2015)
http://sayfty.com/origins-of-patriarchy/

Vital Voices
Changing Perceptions of FGM in India (February 2015)
http://www.vitalvoices.org/blog/2015/02/changing-perceptions-fgm-india

Equality Now
Protect the Girl Child (January 2014) [Collaborative Report]

The Typewriter
Kashmir's Half Widows: A Cursed and Troubled Half-Life (August 2015)
http://thetypewriter.org/2015/08/kashmirs-half-widows-a-cursed-troubled-half-life/
India's Pollution and the Rights-Based approach (June 2015)
http://thetypewriter.org/2015/06/indias-pollution-and-the-rights-based-approach/
Giving the Common Man a Voice (April 2015)
http://thetypewriter.org/2015/04/giving-the-common-man-a-voice/
Not a world for Peace: Palestine and the UN (April 2015)
http://thetypewriter.org/2015/04/not-a-world-for-peace-palestine-and-the-un/
No boundaries in the search for Shashi Tharoor’s guilt (December 2014)
http://thetypewriter.org/2014/12/opinion-no-boundaries-in-the-search-for-shashi-tharoors-guilt/
November Skies (November 2014)
http://thetypewriter.org/poetry-november-skies/
Rape is a Social Crime (August 2014)
http://thetypewriter.org/opinion-rape-is-a-social-issue/
Homosexuality: A Crime in India (January 2014)
http://thetypewriter.org/7619/2014.01/asia/a-crime-since-1860/
What the Patriarchy means (December 2013)
http://thetypewriter.org/7328/2013.12/asia/what-the-patriarchy-means/
Deconstructing Acid Attacks (November 2013)
http://thetypewriter.org/6534/2013.11/asia/india-deconstructing-acid-attacks/
India is a hotbed of Sexual Violence (October 2013)
http://thetypewriter.org/5455/2013.10/asia/india-is-a-hotbed-of-sexual-violence/

Insight into Conflict
Building peace through education (February 2016)
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2016/02/building-peace-through-education/
Storytelling for Peace (May 2015)
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2015/05/storytelling-peace/
Women in Peacebuilding: Actions speak louder than words (November 2014)
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2014/11/women-peacebuilding-actions-speak-louder-words/
Whose peace are we building? (August 2014)
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2014/08/whos-peace-building/
Can we leverage Empathy to Stop Boko Haram? (June 2014)
www.insightonconflict.org/2014/06/can-we-leverage-empathy-to-stop-boko-haram/

Peace Journalism and Boko Haram (June 2014)
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2014/06/peace-journalism-boko-haram/
Understanding the Islamist Insurgency in Nigeria (May 2014)
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2014/05/understanding-islamist-insurgency-nigeria/
Can peace be secured at the expense of justice? (January 2014)
http://www.insightonconflict.org/2014/01/peace-or-justice/
Sexual violence in the Global War on Terror (August 2013)
The hidden story male victims of sexual violence in conflict,(June 2013)
Why is Sexual Violence so common in war? (May 2013)
Sexual violence as a peacetime-wartime continuum (April 2013)


TransConflict
Conflict and women - ten facts about conflict and its impact on women (May 26, 2016)
http://www.transconflict.com/2016/05/conflict-women-ten-conflict-impact-women-265/
Where next for relations between India and Pakistan? (January 2016)
http://www.transconflict.com/2016/01/where-next-for-relations-between-india-and-pakistan-051/
In Pursuit of Peace Journalism post-Paris 2015 (November 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/11/in-pursuit-of-peace-journalism-post-paris-261/
Time to end the Israeli occupation (November 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/11/time-to-end-the-israeli-occupation-161/
UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Fifteen Years On (October 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/10/un-security-council-resolution-1325-fifteen-years-on-260/
Cold War-style Hostility in Syria? (October 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/10/cold-war-style-hostility-in-syria-080/
Building National Stability in Afghanistan (August 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/08/building-national-stability-in-afghanistan-068/
Is Yemen the new Saudi-Iran battleground? (April 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/04/is-yemen-the-new-saudi-iran-battleground-104/
The invisibility of gender violence in International Criminal Law - addressing sexual violence against men and women in conflict (February 18, 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/02/the-invisibility-of-gender-violence-in-international-criminal-law-addressing-sexual-violence-against-men-and-women-in-conflict-182/
Croatia and Serbia - a missed opportunity for the International Court of Justice (February 2015)
http://www.transconflict.com/2015/02/croatia-and-serbia-a-missed-opportunity-icj-112/
How do you address terrorism? (December 2014)
http://www.transconflict.com/2014/12/how-do-you-address-terrorism-292/
Confronting ISIS – military intervention or peaceful alternatives? (November, 2014)
http://www.transconflict.com/2014/11/confronting-isis-military-intervention-peaceful-alternatives-511/
Israel's offensive on Gaza (July 2014)
http://www.transconflict.com/2014/07/israels-offensive-on-gaza-167/
Syria and the ICC (June 2014)
http://www.transconflict.com/2014/06/syria-and-the-icc-096/
Stop making war Business (May 2014)
http://www.transconflict.com/2014/05/stop-making-war-business-075/
Can Israel Annex Jordan Valley? (January 2014)
http://www.transconflict.com/2014/01/can-israel-annex-jordan-valley-161/
Engendering R2P: Time to include rape and sexual violence as a basis? (January 2014)
http://www.transconflict.com/2014/01/engendering-responsibility-protect-doctrine-time-include-rape-sexual-violence-basis-081/
Syria - to intervene or not to intervene? (August 2013)
http://www.transconflict.com/2013/08/syria-humanitarian-intervention-298/
Cyber War and International Humanitarian Law (March 2013) 
Let Palestine be (November 2012)
Conflict in Palestine (November 2012) 
The Business of War (October 2012) 
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (October 2012) 
I want to Study. So Shoot Me. (October 2012) 
Conflict in Afghanistan (October 2012) 
http://www.transconflict.com/gcct/gcct-members/asia/afghanistan/conflict-in-afghanistan/

WFS
Women's War Wounds never really Heal (May 22, 2015)
http://www.kashmirtimes.com/newsdet.aspx?q=41161
Teaching children to dream big (April 12, 2015)
http://www.kashmirtimes.in/newsdet.aspx?q=39831
Yes, I did this to my daughter (January 30, 2015)
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/456721/yes-did-my-daughter.html
Listening to Tales of Untold Sufferings (November 29, 2014)
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/444416/listening-tales-untold-sufferings.html
Afghanistan: What happens when Farzana becomes Feroz (November 16, 2014)
http://www.kashmirtimes.com/newsdet.aspx?q=38521
She rose just like a Phoenix (September 2014)
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/429346/she-rose-just-like-phoenix.html
Tamil girls too face the threat of 'Honor' killing (July 28, 2014)
http://www.kashmirtimes.in/newsdet.aspx?q=34893
Policy Of Two Young Entrepreneurs: All Profits For Girls’ Education (May 2014) http://www.theindianrepublic.com/tbp/policy-two-young-entrepreneurs-profits-girls-education-100035107.html
Earn and Learn (April 5, 2014)
http://www.theweekendleader.com/Culture/1854/earn-and-learn.html

Eurasia Review
Confronting ISIS: Military Intervention Or Peaceful Alternatives? – Analysis (November 2014)
http://www.eurasiareview.com/05112014-confronting-isis-military-intervention-peaceful-alternatives-analysis/

Lawctopus
The Journey of A38, a Journal on International Law: On Entrepreneurship and How To (Actually) Start a Law Journal (March 6, 2013)

Master Peace

To intervene, or not to Intervene. That is the question. (August 2013)
http://www.masterpeace.org/blogs/post/To_intervene__or_not_to_Intervene__That_is_the_question___1
Whittling away Justice (August 2013)
http://www.masterpeace.org/blogs/post/_13_08_16_whittling_away_justice
Hold your Guns! (July 2013)
http://www.masterpeace.org/blogs/post/_13_07_25_hold_your_guns
The Human Cost of  War (June 2013)
Trading Justice, anyone? (June 2013)

World we Want (UNICEF-UNWomen Global Thematic Consultation)

The Rule of Law in Conflict Zones: A means to handle Gender-Based Violence (September 2012) http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/272249

Think Africa Press

Evicted from Ancestral Lands: Botswana's Basarwa Minority (Co-authored with Liam Anderson and Rom Bhandari), (March 21, 2013)

OpenBriefing

Domestic Drivers of the Senkaku/Diayou Islands Confrontation (October 2012) (Co-authored with Scott Hickie) http://www.openbriefing.org/thinktank/publications/domestic-drivers-of-senkaku-diaoyu-confrontation/
Intelligence Brief: The Prospects of an Israeli Strike by mid-2013 (October 2012) (Provided Research Assistance to Kevjn Lim and Rob O'Gorman) 
Understanding India's Secular Politics through the Prism of Gujarat's Communal Massacre (October 2012) (Co-authored with Maitreya Buddha Samantaray) 

Global Ethics Network

"Do partisan considerations alter how International Law is perceived?" (March 2013)
"To what extent?" (March 2013)
"Droning On" (March 2013)
"Slow Climb" (March 2013)
"Double Standards Much?" (March 2013)
"A Fight to the Finish" (February 2013)
"Chad's Prosecution Chambers" (February 2013) 
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the prism of IHL (February 2013)
Rethinking IHL (January 2013)
One step at a time (January 2013)
Will Afghanistan descend into a state of chaos? (January 2013)
Make a lasting political situation (January 2013)
Intervening in Mali (December 2012)
Is there a Responsibility to Protect the DR Congo? (December 2012)
Syria and the Prospect of Intervention (December 2012)
R2P and Humanitarian Intervention (December 2012)
Grounds that should underlie Humanitarian Intervention (December 2012)

World Pulse


Human Rights and Democracy

"Don't mind me, I'm just asking" (March 2013)

A Safe World for Women

A Child's Need for Emotional Support (November 2012) 

Voices of Youth:

Why the Hatred? (July 2012) 
Proud to be a Feminist! (March 2012) 
Women, War and Worsening Situations (November 2011)
What Use are Words? (October 2011) 
Proud to be Beyond the Stereotypes! (October 2011) 
Hungry (September 2011)
Humanitarian Intervention (September 2011) 
Child Soldiers (September 2011) 

Gender Across Borders:

Helene and Bijoux's Tale of Survival (September 2011) 

Indian Journal of Arbitration Law
Arbitration and Investments - Initial Focus (Co-authored with V. Inbavijayan)
http://ijal.in/?q=node/65

Peace X Peace:

In the Same World: Feminism, Writing and Social Justice (November 2012) 
My First step into Peace Work (December 2011) 

The Radical Humanist
Wake up, India! (January 2013)

The Activist Diaries:

Sexual Violence in the Congo: No Big Deal? (November 2011) 

IQ4 News:
Interview: Abuse: A Personal Account (Tara Laracuente) (April 2012)
Crushed Oranges: A Short Story (February 2012)
Gender Issues: Blamed for her Child's Defect (February 2012)
Interview: Activist Maria Suriya speaks about the Arab Spring (January 2012) 
Unsafe Abortions (January 2012)
The Responsibility to Protect The DR Congo (December 2011)
Trafficked: The Slave of Today (December 2011)

e-IR:

The Indian Woman's Reality (January 2013)
Humanitarian Intervention - A Legal Analysis (February 6, 2012)
Where does Article 38 Stand Today? (October 12, 2011)
Palestine and the UN: The Recognition Debate (August 17, 2011)
Why have China-Pakistan Relations soured? (August 9, 2011)
A Silk Route to Peace (July 26, 2011) 
Alive and Qicking  (July 7, 2011)

India Law Journal

Environmental Refugees under International Refugee Law (April - June 2011) (Co-authored with Natasha Jolly) http://www.indialawjournal.com/volume4/issue_2/article_by_kirthi_and_natasha.html
Patenting Nanotechnology (April - June 2010)

Civitas


The Center for African Affairs and Global Peace:

Women in War Zones International:


DeltaWomen:


The Wounded Warrior's Blog: (Guest Blogger)


myLaw:

www.myLaw.net
(search for Kirthi Jayakumar)

FOOTPRINTS ONLINE

UN Online Discussion on Youth Employment:

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