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]
Nov 01, 2013 09:00 AM
While grain banking has ensured relief from moneylenders, seed banking, too, has provided economic sustenance, writes Ajitha Menon.
[India] [South Asia] [Food security] [Agriculture] [Climate Change]
Oct 23, 2013 12:36 PM Bengaluru-based Enfold Proactive Health Trust is holding classes for school students on sexuality, imparting children with knowledge about protecting themselves and distinguishing between a safe and unsafe touch. The initiative is important considering the fact that a Government of India study revealed that 53 per cent children have faced sexual abuse.
Oct 16, 2013 09:00 AM
Dynamic and multi-pronged approaches are important when it comes to issues that transcend international borders, writes Lavanya Regunathan Fischer and Devadatt Kamat.
[Gender equality] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [Women] [Gender Sensitivity]
Oct 14, 2013 04:35 PM
Over 800,000 people were evacuated prior to the cyclone in Orissa, some even moved forcibly from their homes into cyclone shelters, writes Devendra Tak.
[Disaster reduction] [South Asia] [India] [Disaster management]
Oct 13, 2013 09:00 AM Sonal Shukla is among the early pioneers of Mumbai’s feminist movement that grew out of the anger around the 1979 Mathura rape judgment. Like all feminists, she too wants to change the world, writes Jyoti Punwani.
Oct 11, 2013 12:10 PM
Sexuality is largely considered taboo in Sri Lanka's north where caste and class are still decisive factors in women’s subservience.
[Gender Empowerment] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia] [Women] [Gender Inequality]
Oct 06, 2013 09:00 AM
Debt because of marriage is very much a part of the Indian reality. In fact, the cash component of dowry has only grown over the years, tells Ravinder Kaur, a professor in a conversation with Pamela Philipose.
[South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [India] [Gender Sensitivity] [Women]
Oct 01, 2013 09:00 AM
Working in the old colonial Dutch fishing village of Beemili, about 50 kilometres from Andhra Pradesh’s coastal city of Visakhapatnam, Sharada Devi has emerged as an able defender of the rights of her community, writes Pamela Philipose.
[India] [Gender empowerment] [Women] [Gender Inequality] [South Asia]
Sep 29, 2013 09:00 AM
Violence has penetrated the schooling system, just as it has become a lived reality for girls and women whether in homes, offices or public spaces, writes Aditi Bishnoi.
[Girls sexual harassment] [Gender Inequality] [India] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia]