activism

Religion

This Photographer Captures the Fragile Lives of Former ‘Goddesses’ in Nepal

Maria Contreras Coll went behind the scenes of one of the most criticised religious traditions in the world, to tell a story of the enduring power of young girls in Nepal.
Pallavi Pundir
5.28.19
News

In Thailand, Activists Are Literally Fighting For Their Lives

“That’s now eight activists who have gone missing. We’re on their ‘wanted’ list too and with all the other targets eliminated, we could be next. We are like calves, waiting to be sent to the slaughterhouse.”
James Buchanan
5.20.19
Culture

From Uganda to Tokyo: Meet the Kids of the Global Climate Strike Movement

Students are rising up, rejecting complacency, and demanding the planet — and their futures — be protected. They're united in one of the most powerful youth-led movements the world has ever seen.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.26.19
Social Media

Who’s Afraid of TikTok?

The interim ban by the Indian Supreme Court has led to the removal of the Chinese app from Google Play and Apple stores. But digital activists say the move might be reducing India to a “nanny state”.
Pallavi Pundir
4.18.19
activism

Meet the Japanese Moms Running a Citizens' Lab to Track Nuclear Radiation

After the 2011 tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there were widespread fears about radiation leaking into the environment. Now a group of volunteers—who are mostly mothers—is tackling the issue head-on.
Bobbie van der List
3.12.19
resistance

In a 'Culture of Fear', Bangladeshi Photographer Shahidul Alam Held a Festival on Dissent

In Dhaka last week, Chobi Mela resonated with Alam’s call for collective resistance under authoritarian regimes.
Pallavi Pundir
3.11.19
activism

Vegans May Have Killed Piglets While Protesting ‘Death Factory’ Pig Farm

The farmer said the activists who crammed themselves into a shed with some sows and piglets caused two piglets to be crushed to death.
Mack Lamoureux
3.11.19
feminism

Instagram Is a New Frontier In Women's Life Writing

You could say that the fastest growing social media network is the logical conclusion of everything from 16th-century letters to DIY zines.
freya marshall payne
3.1.19
year in review

97 Easy Ways to Be a Better Person

No matter who you are, there are always ways to be kinder to one another. Here are some ideas.
Inês Mendonça
1.2.19
2018

2018 Was the Year Veganism Lost Its Status as a Moral Signifier

This year, vegans split into the mainstreamers who buy their ready meals from Tesco, and the pious activists who refuse to change their methods.
Hannah Ewens
12.31.18
Art

Who Needs Another Guerrilla Girls?

In the light of recent allegations of sexual harassment in the Indian art world, the US-based intersectional feminist collective tells VICE why we are in dire need of yet another masked avenger.
Pallavi Pundir
12.26.18
SEX

The WhatsApp Group Fighting Virginity Tests in India

Newly-married women in the Kanjarbhat community must submit to a humiliating test to prove their chastity. Members of Stop The V-Ritual say it's time for the practice to end.
Payal Mohta
12.5.18
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