Mar 08, 2014 03:58 PM
As the story telling session turns comical and entertaining, the children also get sensitised to the world of the visually impaired, writes Elsa Mathews.
[Children] [Indian women] [South Asia]
Mar 08, 2014 02:50 PM
At times, we are proud of triumphs achieved by women who feature strong and powerful character in the various sectors, while on the other side, there is complete darkness.
[South Asia] [Women Safety] [Indian women] [Women empowerment] [Women rape]
Feb 12, 2014 07:10 AM The four country study conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute showed that compared to direct provision of food, cash transfers were generally more effective in providing food security to beneficiaries.
Feb 01, 2014 09:00 AM
New vote banks and unconventional aspirants are already changing the dynamics of politics in India, writes Anuradha Dutt.
[Gender Empowerment] [India] [Sex workers] [Gender Sensitivity]
Jan 30, 2014 03:04 PM
The argument to lower the age of those eligible under the Juvenile Justice Act is a case of an ointment being applied on one part of the body for an itch that is somewhere else, writes Albertina Almeida, a human rights activist.
[South Asia] [Juvenile Crimes] [Sustainable development] [Justice & crime]
Jan 21, 2014 07:35 PM
The Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda episode has once again highlighted the challenges for single women in the society, writes Prateeksha Saba Sharma.
[Indian women] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender sensitisation] [South Asia]
Jan 07, 2014 10:55 AM
Hundreds of cases of forced marriage are thought to take place annually, involving British nationals married against their will in Kashmir, particularly in and around the industrial town of Mirpur.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Gender sensitisation] [Kashmir women] [South Asia] [Gender empowerment]
Dec 18, 2013 01:22 PM
Bringing a balance in gender relations can really impact the way in which communities deal with climate change, writes Mehru Jaffer.
[Gender Empowerment] [Indian Farmers] [Indian women] [Gender Sensitivity] [Agriculture]
Dec 08, 2013 08:00 AM
The new law, Criminal law Amendment 2013, (CLA 2013), is a departure from the earlier patriarchal framing that had restricted rape to peno-vaginal penetration, writes Vrinda Grover.
[India] [Delhi gang rape case] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity]
Dec 05, 2013 04:10 PM
The rape survivor had to literally fight not just the system but the society with its cultural stigmas and taboos, writes Rakhi Ghosh..
[Gender Empowerment] [Women] [Gender Inequality] [India] [Rape trials] [Rape] [South Asia]
Dec 01, 2013 09:00 AM
Ever since climate change has become a reality for mountain communities in Uttarakhand, affecting agricultural output, their primary income source, women are being forced to count every paisa, writes Aditi Bishnoi.
[Climate Change] [Himalayas] [India] [South Asia]
Nov 29, 2013 12:18 PM
As many as 10,000 people have been affected in the month-long violence that rocked the region in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, writes Anjali Singh.
[Women] [India] [South Asia] [Gender sensitisation]
Nov 24, 2013 09:00 AM
The women in Sunderbans are now participating in group discussions with villagers on matters of social, financial and environmental significance, writes Ajitha Menon.
[Environment] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment]
Nov 22, 2013 01:08 PM
Out of the total number of weavers in India some 60 per cent are women and 40 per cent belong to the lowest of the lower rank on the social ladder, writes Mehru Jaffer.
[South Asia] [Women empowerment] [Gender Empowerment] [India] [Gender Inequality]
Nov 17, 2013 08:00 AM
This achievement of Arunachal’s first woman judge is remarkable considering she belongs to the Miju Mishmi tribe, which is dwindling in numbers, writes Abdul Gani.
[Gender Empowerment] [India] [Gender Equality] [South Asia]
Nov 15, 2013 12:08 PM
Every house in Lakshmanpur Bathe has a story related to the massacre that the late president of India, writes Manisha Prakash.
[Gender Inequality] [India] [South Asia] [Gender empowerment]
Nov 12, 2013 04:49 PM The share of children with disabilities out of school is five-and-a-half-times higher than the general rate of drop outs, writes Saadia Azim.
Nov 10, 2013 09:00 AM
The women of Kashmir have braved the toughest odds and waged lone battles for the safety of their beloved family members, writes Sana Altaf.
[India] [Women] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia]
Nov 07, 2013 11:10 AM
For women, effective rights in property are critically important, not just for their economic well-being but also for their political and social empowerment, writes Bina Agarwal.
[South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity] [India] [Gender Empowerment] [Women]