Apr 17, 2014 03:25 PM
New experiences, new ideas and the confidence to say ‘no’ when the need arises – these young women are finally game to live life on their own terms, writes Elsa Mathews.
[Gender Equality] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [India] [Gender Sensitivity]
Apr 03, 2014 06:50 PM
If the Musahar community is known the world over as a deprived community that survives by eating rats caught from burrows in paddy fields, then Phool Kali will go down as that doughty Musahar activist from Bihar who gained ownership of land from upper castes and the government through single-minded tenacity.
[India] [Indian women] [Civil society]
Apr 01, 2014 05:30 PM
In the Bhelu Bigha village, in Jehanabad district, villagers are gathering in the hot September sun. Bihar has had poor rains this year and most districts are in the grip of a drought.
[Civil society] [NGOs] [India]
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]