May 21, 2015 02:05 PM With sex workers themselves being a distress lot, it is their children who face real discrimination at the hands of society, writes Amoga Laxmi Sukka.
May 05, 2015 02:30 PM Hill women of Uttarakhand struggle to rebuild life after the cloudburst that devastated lives around one-and-a-half years back, writes Chetna Verma.
Apr 02, 2015 05:20 PM Sanatkada has been conducting trainings and workshops on gender and identity in partnership with Nirantar, writes Mehru Jaffer.
Feb 24, 2015 03:15 PM She is a gifted storyteller who doesn’t have any formal education. Born into a poor Kondh family in Jharipani village of Kandhamal district in Odisha, it was her grandmother, who ignited her imagination by narrating to her enthralling tales about a world with magical birds, stunning flowers and terrible demons. Ever since that time, it is these fantastical creatures that have enabled her to face tough times and get over the disappointments of a deprived life.
Feb 06, 2015 04:41 PM Binita Kanhara, 32, a tribal woman from Rajikakhol village in Chakapada block of Kandhamal district in Odisha was very happy the day she learnt that she was expecting her first child. Nine months later, when the D-day came, her mother-in-law decided that the delivery would take place at home. Unfortunately, the newborn child did not survive as it was weak and anaemic and needed medical care. The incident left Binita traumatised for months on end.
Jan 27, 2015 05:07 PM Monemma is a sprightly, outspoken young woman, who belongs to the Yanadi tribal community of Andhra Pradesh. There was impatience in her voice as she gave an update on the projects and campaigns she is leading on promoting the rights of girls and women in her native town of Vellore. Having spent her childhood as a bonded labourer, who was rescued only a few years back by a local human rights organisation, she is a woman in a hurry.
Jan 22, 2015 05:11 PM Even as India marks the second year of the tragic rape and killing of a 23-year-old student in Delhi, an incident that triggered extensive debate on women’s safety in public spaces and even forced the government of the day to enact the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, widely termed as a “bill of rights” for women, the news of the rape of another young professional in the capital returning home at night in a ‘secure’ taxi has once again forced everyone to reassess the state of public transportation in cities across India and issues related to women’s safety.
Jan 09, 2015 03:23 PM Binita Kanhara, 32, a tribal woman from Rajikakhol village in Chakapada block of Kandhamal district in Odisha was very happy the day she learnt that she was expecting her first child. Nine months later, when the D-day came, her mother-in-law decided that the delivery would take place at home. Unfortunately, the newborn child did not survive as it was weak and anaemic and needed medical care. The incident left Binita traumatised for months on end.
Dec 31, 2014 02:55 PM Last year, Sujata Behera, 17, a Dalit girl from Dankeni, a remote village in Kandhamal district of Odisha, did the unthinkable. Just two weeks before her upcoming marriage she told her parents that she had decided not to go ahead with it. The cards had been printed, her clothes had been stitched, and preparations for the ceremonies had nearly been done, so how could she back out? Sujata’s father was livid and told her she had no option but to comply while her mother tried to reason with her to change her mind. But the teenager was firm: she would only marry after she turned 18 and finished her schooling.
Dec 29, 2014 05:40 PM
Apart from repurposing the old welfare schemes, the Indian government launches new initiatives
[Human Development] [Financial inclusion] [MGNREGA] [Rural economy] [Self-employment] [women workers] [Green cities]
Dec 26, 2014 04:16 PM What is common between Stephen Watiti, 61, of Uganda, Lwento Mbulo, 23, of Zambia, and John Rock, 71, of Australia? Strangers to one another and living in different lands, they have unknowingly shared a bond for over two decades. Watiti, Mbuto and Rock have been living with HIV for over 20 years.
Dec 19, 2014 04:50 PM ‘If only silence could speak’ goes the adage. Well, here silence does speak – and how! Soft, hazy, elusive images of women gaze steadily from the confines of their canvas making the much-mesmerised onlooker feel as though they would simply vanish if s/he so much as blinked. The women in red, pink, beige oil paints look ethereal, delicate and yet they convey power, strength – much like the woman who has created them.