House In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & Associés

first_imgPhotographs:  Cécile SeptetText description provided by the architects. The house consists of three separate sets: the amenities (lobby, office, laundry room, basement, garage), parts of collective life (living room, dining room, kitchen, which shall secure the room with parents want to close), and finally children’s bedrooms, arranged around a multipurpose space. The methods and time of occupation are distinct, the different expectations: for the first feature, group life and reception for the second, privacy for the third. Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetFurthermore, this fragmentation comes into resonance with the context: it is more than one house but three volumes, like the heterogeneous neighbouring buildings. Due of a small terrain, they are superimposed.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetProject gallerySee allShow lessOffice of the Evangelic Church / Exhibit ArhitecturaArticlesThe Indicator: Still Learning from Las VegasArticles Share Projects 2008 “COPY” Architects: Colboc Franzen & Associés Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Sèvres, France CopyAbout this officeColboc Franzen & AssociésOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSèvresHouses3D ModelingFrancePublished on October 21, 2010Cite: “House In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & Associés” 21 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?塞弗尔 / Colboc Franzen & Associés是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  France Photographs Area:  879 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Cécile Septet+ 12 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & AssociésSave this projectSaveHouse In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & Associés ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” House In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & Associéslast_img read more

Amsterdam Tower / JSa

first_img “COPY” Real Estate Development:Javier Sánchez, Santiago Sánchez, Alvaro BeckerInterior Design:Javier Sánchez, Leticia Serrano, Cecilia Solis, Karen KimuraStructural Design:Fernando Valdivia, Hector Margain, Sergio BarriosBuilding Services:Fernando Frías, JPR Proyectos, Casa MultimediaDesign Team:Javier Sánchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Karen Cheirif, Francisco Martínez, Juan Manuel Soler, Irvine Torres, Juan Pablo Victal, Sofía Villareal, Romelia Hernández, Ingrid Ramos, Juan ReyesCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de JSa ArchitecturaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcretePorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – JacquardPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMText description provided by the architects. The aggregation of 6 lots with a potential for development gave rise to the proposal of a mixed-use urban complex: public parking, retail, offices and housing. The idea was to add new buildings to existing ones, and to develop housing projects near the residential area of colonia condesa, and commercial projects towards Insurgentes avenue -one of the most important avenues in Mexico City. Hence, access to housing units is always through the residential neighborhood, whereas access to the rest of the commercial and public programs is through Insurgentes avenue. Existing adjacent services, such as the Qi Center, designed by us, and El Molino pastry store, were taken into account, in designing a commercial and parking space that could function smoothly between them.+ 22Amsterdam Tower is part of a mixed-use complex made up of two buildings facing Amsterdam street, and two buildings facing Insurgentes avenue, with a common plaza between them. By transfering rights, this merger allows us to reach a height of 19 stories, making this tower the tallest in this area of Insurgentes avenue. The tower will contain a parking lot in the first two floors, office space in floors 3, 4 and 5, and housing on the 6th floor and above. The apartments have been designed taking maximum advantage of orientation and views towards the south and the condesa.Save this picture!Cortesía de JSa ArchitecturaSave this picture!IsométricaSave this picture!Cortesía de JSa ArchitecturaProject gallerySee allShow lessLiving Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJNUnbuilt ProjectFilms & Architecture: “Underground”ArticlesProject locationAddress:Av. Insurgentes 301-303, col. Hipódromo Condesa, México D.F.Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!Cortesía de JSa Architectura+ 22 Share 2012 CopyAbout this officeJSaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingOfficesOffice buildingsMexico CityMexicoPublished on March 12, 2013Cite: “Amsterdam Tower / JSa” [Torre Amsterdam / JSª] 12 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Amsterdam Tower / JSacenter_img Amsterdam Tower / JSaSave this projectSaveAmsterdam Tower / JSa “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mexico CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing, Office Buildings•Mexico City, Mexico Projects Area:  233 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: JSa Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Women, solidarity and struggle

first_imgWomen lead the way in workers’ rights struggles around the world. CWA worker on strike in West Virginia.International Working Women’s Day, March 8, is a time to hail the struggles of women in the U.S. and worldwide. This special day was founded by European women socialists in 1910, who sought to honor women workers worldwide and who called for global unity and solidarity among them.Today, it is crucial to stress the “international” essence of this day — to express solidarity with our sisters around the globe who are living under the ravages of impoverishment, workplace exploitation, racism and war caused by U.S. ­imperialism.The call for solidarity is ever more important as the Trump administration assails with racist vitriol our sisters in Haiti and Africa, bans our Muslim sisters and their families from entering the U.S., and viciously rounds up and deports Latin American immigrants, brutally separating families.Congress members, Republicans and Democrats, have voted another $700 billion for the Pentagon to “modernize” its weaponry and armies for expanding U.S. military operations in the Middle East, Africa, East Asia and elsewhere. The worst impact of these wars falls on women and children — a crisis which cries out for opposition and solidarity from women in the U.S.Meanwhile, at home, the white supremacist, misogynist in the White House has declared war on the hard-won rights and gains of women, workers, oppressed communities, students, retirees, and LGBTQ people, including trans women. As a member of the super-rich capitalists, billionaire Trump has carried out their program of corporate tax cuts. He and his right-wing political cronies are determined to gut essential federal programs to further enrich their coffers and transfer billions more to the military-industrial complex. The potential harm to children, women, low-income workers, people of color, disabled individuals and seniors is enormous.Build protests, solidarityYet, there has been active opposition to Trump’s program throughout the 404 days of his presidency. Protests have been led by women, workers, African-American and Latinx people, LGBTQ and disabled individuals, and youth.Young “Dreamers” and other immigrants have organized against deportations. African-American mothers of slain children and their communities have opposed racist police violence. Teachers and other workers have gone on strike to demand higher wages and their rights. And people with disabilities have occupied government offices to protest cuts in vital government health care programs.Millions of women and supporters marched in January 2017 and again this year to object to the misogyny spewed by #45 and the administration’s attacks on their reproductive and other rights.The #MeToo Movement, initiated by African-American activist Tarana Burke, has exposed and denounced workplace sexual misconduct and inequity. Now with the Time’s Up campaign, this struggle extends from Hollywood to hotels, restaurants, fields, offices and factories.The #MeToo Movement emboldened the young women athletes who spoke out about years of sexual abuse while training for the Olympics. But much more action is needed, especially reparations for the centuries of sexual abuse experienced by Indigenous, Latinx and African-American women due to colonization, enslavement and Jim Crow racism.When Trump’s armed neo-Nazi and Klan supporters spewed white supremacy and anti-Semitism in Charlottesville, Va., last August, young women, people of color, workers and gender nonconforming individuals stood up to them in a strong, united counterdemonstration.Two days after a neo-Nazi fatally mowed down 32-year-old anti-racist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, courageous activists, led by young women of color and trans activists, toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C. This act sparked similar actions in other cities.Now a militant wildcat strike of education workers is underway in West Virginia — almost 95 percent of them women. They are defying their state government and the coal, oil and gas bosses.This is what is needed: Bold, courageous struggles, which must deepen, grow and join forces to oppose the Trump-Wall Street-Pentagon triumvirate. Foremost in our priorities, we must show solidarity with our sisters at home, especially the most oppressed, and with our sisters abroad, who are hit hard by imperialism.Solidarity is the essence of International Working Women’s Day.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A prescription for health care justice

first_imgAfter much discussion, the health care workers caucus — comprised of Workers World Party members working in various areas of medicine and patient care — has developed a 10-point program, or prescription, to address some of the ailments in the U.S. health care system. We intend to elaborate on each point in future articles and webinars.1. Free health care for all. End profit-based medicine.No one should ever go without health care or ration medicine. It is both counterproductive and immoral to charge for and profit from medicine. We need community and health care worker control over medicine.2. Continue and expand reproductive and mental health services.Reproductive health, which includes access to contraceptives and safe abortions, is essential to the health and welfare of the people. This is also true for mental health services, especially at a time when so many are isolated from their support networks.3. Make health care accessible. Reopen and build more hospitals and clinics.Making health care accessible means ending systemic racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia in medicine, while reeducating providers. It also means having a clinic in each community that’s large and staffed enough to meet the people’s needs. No one should be more than 15 minutes away from a doctor or a hospital.4. Produce and issue personal protective equipment to all workers.Millions of workers are needlessly exposed. Increase production of PPE and immediately issue it for free with training on how to use it.“We nurses are a peculiar bunch. We can all talk to one another, and we can all understand one another. Whether we work in different geographic areas, practice in different specialty settings or even have very different politics, we all speak ‘nurse.’ And we all have the same mindset: Our patients come first. We suit up and we show up. That’s what we signed up for, and that’s what we do. We’re not looking for your sympathy, but there are things you can do to help us.“And please stay put, keep your distance, and wash your hands. That can help reduce the number of patients who need our care.”Thank you,Judy Lerma RNSan Antonio, Texas5. Abolish pharmaceutical and medical technology patents.Share and coordinate research efforts freely across borders. Patents individualize and slow down research efforts. Information should be shared freely, especially with countries that lack infrastructure to conduct research. The U.S. population should not be deprived of medicines that are developed elsewhere.6. Free all prisoners and ICE detainees. Stop raids, deportations and policing.Prisons are concentration camps for the poor; detainment centers are concentration camps for immigrants and migrants. COVID-19 turns them into death camps. FREE THEM ALL.7. Free and accessible COVID-19 testing.This is a pandemic; we need to know who’s infected and who is not. We need to conduct free, widespread testing for COVID-19 that people can obtain easily.8. End racism, ableism, misogyny and anti-LGBTQ+ bigotry in the delivery of health care.The virus is not particular to whom it attacks. It crosses all borders. Every human being is precious, and there can be no exceptions or sacrifices. Different standards of health care for different people must be abolished.9. Retool industries to make medical equipment and supplies.Companies continue to force workers to make bombs, vehicles, small commodities and other things that are useless in fighting a pandemic. Immediately halt production of nonessentials and retool more factories to make medical supplies and equipment.10. End all U.S. wars and sanctions.You can’t quarantine during an airstrike, and you can’t fight a virus without medical supplies and equipment. Drop all U.S. sanctions and end the wars both at home and abroad. End the blockade of Cuba and allow everyone access to Cuba’s lifesaving medicine.This 10-point program is not a complete list of problems with and solutions to the capitalist health care system. We know that the capitalist system is incapable of answering all our demands and that they can only be met through the process of socialist revolution. We fight for a better economic and health care system not only for ourselves and our children, but for future generations whom we will never meet.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

In light of more police killings, Black voices must not be silenced

first_imgOn April 17, three days before white police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter, Rep. Maxine Waters — a longtime California Democrat whose district includes South Central Los Angeles — spoke at a rally in Brooklyn Center, Minn. This is where 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, was fatally shot by another white cop April 11 for a minor traffic violation.  Rep. Maxine Waters speaks in front of Brooklyn Center, Minn., police station, April 17.Waters, who is African American, told the crowd: “We’ve got to stay in the streets and demand justice. We’re looking for a guilty verdict, and we’re looking to see if all the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd. If nothing does not happen, then we know that we got to not only stay in the street, but we have got to fight for justice. We got to stay on the streets. And we’ve got to get more active; we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.” (CNN, April 19)Chauvin’s defense lawyer attempted to use Waters’ comments to get Judge Peter Cahill to declare a mistrial; the judge had the audacity to declare Waters’ words were grounds for an appeal of the verdict. Cahill is scheduled to decide Chauvin’s  prison sentence sometime in June.  Meanwhile, the most popular player in the National Basketball Association, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, issued a tweet to his 49 million followers. The words: “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY” were with the photo of Nicholas Reardon, the white cop who fatally shot 16-year-old Black teenager Ma’Khia Bryant, in Columbus, Ohio. Next to Reardon’s headshot was an hourglass emoji. LeBron James wears George Floyd practice T-shirt James, a native of Akron, Ohio, removed the tweet the same day. While not apologizing, James went on to say in two more tweets: “ANGER does any [sic] of us any good, and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened to that lil girl. My sympathy for her family, and may justice prevail!“I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down. because it’s being used to create more hate. This isn’t about one officer. It’s about the entire system, and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”  The Huffington Post reported that six Black people, including Bryant, had been killed by the police within the 24-hour period following the Chauvin verdict.  (April 25)Prominent Black people must be heardFor speaking not only their minds but the minds of millions of Black and other people of color and workers in general, Maxine Waters and LeBron James were attacked by extreme right-wing politicians and, in James’ case, the National Fraternal Order of Police.  Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz and Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene accused Waters of trying to incite violence and insisted that everyone, including Chauvin, had a right to a fair trial. McCarthy has threatened to introduce a House resolution to censure Waters for “dangerous comments.”  In response to James’s tweet, the NFOP characterized his message as being “disgraceful,” “extremely disgraceful” and “gaslighting.” (@GLNOP)Cruz, along with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), attacked James, suggesting that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver should censure James. The women’s and men’s NBA players have been in the forefront of countering reactionary “shut up and dribble” messages by those who want athletes — especially if they are influential like James — to keep their mouths shut on social justice issues, particularly police brutality.  It is interesting that these same politicians and the FOP did not utter one word about a heinous 2017 video that resurfaced on Twitter April 22. An ex-Army Ranger, Dave Grossman, is caught during a police training saying that sex after killing someone “is the best sex,” “very intense sex” and one of those “perks that come with the job.” (Resist Programming @RzstProgramming)Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim Democrat of Palestinian descent, tweeted following the killing of Wright: “Policing in our country is inherently and intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression and violence. I am done with those who condone government-funded murder. No more policing, incarceration and militarization. It can’t be reformed.” (April 12)  The Detroit Chief of Police James Craig called for her resignation. Detroit anti-racist activists are demanding that Craig resign.It is important for the movement to defend high-profile progressive voices — be they politicians, athletes or entertainers — against right-wing and even bourgeois liberal attacks. These voices are extensions of besieged Black and Brown communities, who are more marginalized and vulnerable in disproportionate numbers to dehumanization by police occupation.  Solidarity against police violence — rooted in white supremacy — in the streets, workplace and schools is critical to building classwide unity in the struggle against evictions, hunger, low wages, mass incarceration and deportations.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Social media has a growing effect on Fort Worth ice cream stores

first_imgFacebook Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Wine store begins reconstruction after car crashes into it Linkedin + posts William Baird Vietnam Memorial Wall replica comes to the Stockyards Station Rose Marine Theater hosts quarterly film series celebrating diversity in the Latino culture Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years of James Bond Facebook William Baird Previous articleNew study abroad program aims to increase amount of students who travelNext articleConservative personality Stephen Crowder sparks ‘male privilege’ debate on TCU campus William Baird RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt William Baird Linkedin printOld school treats – gelato and ice cream – are getting a boost from 21st century communications.Stores such as Amorino, a shop on Monahans Avenue known for its flower-shaped gelato, and Melt Ice Creams, a local ice cream shop on Magnolia Avenue, now use social media to show off their products and connect with customers. “[Amorino] was born in a time when social media wasn’t there,” said German Rodriguez, co-owner of Amorino in Fort Worth. He said customers now come in, buy their “flower” and post it to social media.Each site offers businesses a new community to connect with.  “I think that also applies to who is using what platform so you have a lot of people who go to Facebook or Twitter for information,” said Mary Beavers, manager of Melt Ice Creams.  Some stores do not even need to promote themselves. Melt is famous for its yellow brick wall where customers like to pose for pictures with their ice cream.  Photo credited to: @heykristenclarke on InstragramSocial media also enables businesses to target communities.“Suddenly they can reach millions of people and they can target them based on their likes and interests – consumers tell us this for each like, retweet, and share,” said Stacy Grau, a marketing professor at TCU.  “It is a win overall for many brands.”Some business social media accounts show their content to thousands of people.“We had three or four foodies from Instagram coming, and as I met them and was doing interviews with them, I learned that some of these guys had 20,000 to 40,000 followers,” said Rodriguez.Even though customers come to the store because of social media, both places agree that they stay for the quality product. William Baird William Baird Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Tierney calls for measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in Shantallow

first_img Google+ Previous articleChinese Lanterns and fireworks could spark false alarms – RNLINext articleTyrone man is third from NI to be charged following Tilbury container death News Highland Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Tierney calls for measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in Shantallow News There are calls for a crack down on anti-social behavior in Derry after a group of up to 50 youths gathered in the Shantallow area on Saturday night with a family car being burned out.There has been an ongoing problem of youths congregating in the area at weekends with locals residents expressing anger at an apparent lack of effort to address the issue.Derry City Councillor Brian Tierney attended the scene on Saturday night – he spoke to some of the youths involved who he says couldn’t explain their actions:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img By News Highland – September 8, 2014 WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

Warning: Don’t feel obliged to appear hospitable to strangers

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Don’t feel obliged to appear hospitable to strangers.That’s the advice from the Crime Victims Helpline – it’s warning that recent public awareness campaigns, like the digital switchover, have helped conmen gain entry to vulnerable people’s homes.A number of such cases have been reported across Donegal in recent months.Victims have had money and goods taken from their homes – but often they don’t realise something’s missing until long after the visitor’s gone.Maeve Ryan is the co-ordinator of the National Crime Victims Helpline:[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – November 15, 2012 WhatsApp Warning: Don’t feel obliged to appear hospitable to strangers Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleEfforts continue to secure Assetco workers a pay-offNext articleTD supports Donegal student leader arrested in the Dáil News Highland center_img Pinterest Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Google+ Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebooklast_img read more

We Have Not Reached The Point Where Men Need Protection From Women: Justice Hima Kohli

first_imgNews UpdatesWe Have Not Reached The Point Where Men Need Protection From Women: Justice Hima Kohli Radhika Roy10 Jun 2020 10:44 PMShare This – x”In our society, we haven’t reached the point where men have needed protection from women. If there comes a time that women have an upper hand, then we will come to amending the laws. I am not saying that there is no misuse. But, this cannot be a ground to throw out the law. We can do as much as we can to nip the misuse at the bud. However, there is no denying that the power structure is in favour of men.”, Justice Hima Kohli said.The Association of ILI Alumni and the Indian Law Institute conducted a webinar on Domestic Violence During Lockdown: An Invisible Pandemic. The webinar was presided over by Hon’ble Ms. Justice Hima Kohli of Delhi High Court, and Smt. Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson of National Commission of Women. The moderator of the webinar was Dr. P. Puneeth, Associate Professor at JNU, Delhi.Justice…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Association of ILI Alumni and the Indian Law Institute conducted a webinar on Domestic Violence During Lockdown: An Invisible Pandemic. The webinar was presided over by Hon’ble Ms. Justice Hima Kohli of Delhi High Court, and Smt. Rekha Sharma, the Chairperson of National Commission of Women. The moderator of the webinar was Dr. P. Puneeth, Associate Professor at JNU, Delhi.Justice Hima Kohli commenced the discussion with the observation that the pandemic had led to women of the household working doubly hard. They were faced with barriers steeped in gender bias and this crisis was a “shadow pandemic”. She further observed that women in India were reluctant to seek for help from various quarters in cases of domestic violence due to notions of insulting the honour of the family. Justice Kohli, being the Executive Chairperson of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA), apprised the audience of the steps taken by DSLSA to tackle the issue of domestic violence, which had increased during the lockdown. Helpdesks have been set up at night shelters, police stations and other public places wherein legal aid lawyers are present to provide counselling through video conferencing. There also helplines wherein even a mere missed call/SMS/WhatsApp message is sufficient to make the lawyers reach out to those in need of help. However, these lawyers have been sensitized to approach such matters with caution so as to not aggravate an already volatile situation. DSLSA has further collaborated with Mother Dairy booths, pharmacists and chemists throughout the city of Delhi in order to ensure that booth managers can remain wary to instances of violence in their locality, and accordingly forward any information to DSLSA. Additionally, anganwadi and ASHA workers had also been roped in. When asked about whether the majority of the complaints came from the lower strata of society, Justice Kohli denied the same by stating that “when it comes to domestic violence, it is not just limited to those living on the fringe of society. It is prevalent across all strata. Money or the professional competence of a woman, surprisingly, does not factor in”. She raised the issue of how women who were financially competent were more reluctant to step out and complain due to their aversion to airing dirty laundry in public. There was also the issue of women who had shifted to other cities to eke out a living who were facing worse problems as they had no alternatives in case they wanted to move out of their shared homes. Regarding the adequacy of statutory provisions such as Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code or The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, in providing protection to women, Justice Kohli stated that there were no gaps in the provisions itself. However, the inability to implement the provisions struck at the root of the problem. “What is required is strict implementation, and this requires further outreach. We need to make the women aware, we need to help them access it. There is no use of statutes, if women have no access to it.” She further informed the audience that a victim of domestic violence would knock on the doors of the Court as a last resort; majority of women would first try to save their relationships and their homes. In this context, there was an urgent need for counselling for the women as well as their children. When asked about what steps could be taken to ensure faster remedy, Justice Kohli said that there were Protection Officers who could provide relief. However, the fact of the matter is that there is a system in law which has to be followed. Applications could, however, be filed for urgent hearings. “J&K HC and Delhi HC have taken up petitions on domestic violence during the lockdown. On 24th April, a detailed Order was rendered by the Delhi HC to allow passes to Protection Officers and to ensure immediate action was taken to address issues of the victim”.A final question was directed to Justice Kohli regarding the misuse of the Domestic Violence Act and the need for a gender-neutral legislation. Justice Kohli categorically informed the audience that the need for a gender-neutral legislation had not yet arisen in Indian society. “In our society, we haven’t reached the point where men have needed protection from women. If there comes a time that women have an upper hand, then we will come to amending the laws. I am not saying that there is no misuse. But, this cannot be a ground to throw out the law. We can do as much as we can to nip the misuse at the bud. However, there is no denying that the power structure is in favour of men.” Smt. Rekha Sharma, on the other hand, observed that instances of domestic violence had increased due to women’s lack of accessibility to aid as a result of being confined with their abusers during the lockdown. She further stated that these women were unable to contact helpline numbers or reach out for help because they were under close observation by their abusers. She provided some statistics regarding the number of domestic violence cases that had cropped up during the lockdown. “From March 21st to June 7th, the number of cases we have received are 1665. Most of the cases came from Uttar Pradesh, while Delhi was at number 2. The figure was almost double from before.” Sharma brought certain enlightening issues to the fore. She stated that the issue with domestic violence was that, first, women were not even aware that they were victims as they were used to the violence. Women in Indian society have majorly grown up seeing their mothers getting abused, and this led to the act of domestic violence getting normalized. Secondly, the lockdown had confined women with their abusers, which invariably meant that the woman’s ability to reach out for help had been severely limited. “The most difficult issue here is that many of the victims are not aware that they are victims. It’s a case of Stockholm Syndrome and these women have seen abusive behavior being normalized. They in fact deter others from intervening as it is a ‘personal issue’.” Mental health had also taken a beating during the lockdown period, stated Sharma. She further elaborated that the lockdown had increased the burden on the woman’s shoulders, with regard to lack of domestic help, children staying at home, no steady income coming in et al. There was also the issue of women not being able to open up about their mental health. However, the NCW had set up a helpline to combat this as well as developed an app to help victims. With regard to reports about hospitals refusing to admit pregnant women, Sharma informed that NCW had taken suo moto cognizance of the issue. “Yesterday, I wrote a letter to the Home Minister that special ambulances should be provided and that there should be beds available for pregnant women. However, there is somehow also the reluctance in getting admitted in hospitals due to COVID”. Sharma also highlighted the role of the family in helping a woman face her abuser. She implored the audience that instead of pressurizing their daughters into getting married, parents should focus on making them self-reliant and self-sufficient with the ability to take their own decisions. “We need to change the mindset of parents. If that changes, everything will change. If you watch ‘Thappad’, it should be ingrained that even one slap should not be tolerated. Issues are always there, but people should talk it out. There is no requirement to shout or resort to physical violence”. Sharma further commended the initiatives that had been taken by NGOs to reach out to victims of violence; NGOs have been conducting webinars and counselling sessions to increase awareness. There have been sessions on Facebook Live which have garnered a lot of views and have helped women. In the same light, she condemned the detrimental acts by men’s rights’ groups who had been raising frivolous allegations against NCW for its biased stance towards daughters-in-law and commented that they merely had too much time on their hands due to the lockdown. On that note, the webinar came to an end. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Guildhall to show support for Black Lives Matter Campaign

Google+ Facebook The Guildhall Clockface in Derry is to be turned yellow today in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter Campaign.Following a request by the North West Migrants Forum, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Brian Tierney has also agreed to light the Council Offices on Strand Road yellow.It comes after an online Book of Condolence was opened by the Mayor in memory of George Floyd.Cllr Tierney says it is a safe and peaceful way for the people of Derry and Strabane and the wider North West region to show solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd and to show their opposition to institutional racism. Facebook Pinterest Guildhall to show support for Black Lives Matter Campaign Twitter Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleInvestigations into dissident republican activity in Derry continueNext articleNursing home visits to be allowed if new guidelines followed News Highland By News Highland – June 6, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows read more