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ROAD SAFETY
How the poor cope with accidents

Social hierarchies and realities largely determine road crash outcomes. The severity of their impact  is disproportionately borne by the poor, and it puts them at a further disadvantage. 

#Transport #Poverty
WHO IS A FARMER?
Women in farming: Everywhere, but unseen

Despite their significant contribution to agriculture in India, women are not given their due recognition as farmers. There are some key steps that can be taken to correct this.

#Agriculture #Gender and Media #Gender Law and Policy
GENDER PARITY
Shifting the norms
GENDER PARITY : Shifting the norms

NFHS data on nutrition and gender parity show worsening trends in recent years. Unless the norms that underpin discrimination are addressed, the risk of regressing can never be overcome.

#Women's Health #Child Health #Gender Violence
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence rising during pandemic

Victims of domestic violence are trapped at home with their abusers, and the government is pre-occupied with the pandemic. Social workers continue to help, but their jobs are harder too in the circumstances.

#Gender Violence
WOMEN'S DAY
The curse of Kala-azar
WOMEN'S DAY : The curse of Kala-azar

Left to fend for themselves while their men look for work elsewhere, poor women find themselves trapped between the quackery of the limited medical attention and the social binds of their families.

#Women's Health #BIHAR
WOMEN ON WHEELS
The gender gap in pedalling
WOMEN ON WHEELS : The gender gap in pedalling

More and more people are considering cycling as an option for their daily commutes to work. Women's participation in this change, however, is still low.

#Cities #Culture
RURAL WOMEN
Unheard and unknown they lead

Issues that affect underprivileged women have not got enough attention in mainstream feminist movements in India. Yet women from rural areas and from lower classes and castes have been leading struggles for their rights.

#Environment #Women's Representation
BRIDE TRAFFICKING
The stories of Paros
BRIDE TRAFFICKING : The stories of Paros

Shoma A. Chatterji brings focus to the issue of bride trafficking, a lesser known but widely prevalent practice in parts of India, through movie Paro.

#Society #Women's Films and Books
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A common, invisibilized malady
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE : A common, invisibilized malady

October is domestic violence awareness month. Pushpa Achanta shares stories of victims of domestic violence to point out why the dilution of IPC Section 498A by the Supreme Court is a blow to the fight against domestic violence.

#Gender Violence #Gender Law and Policy
WOMEN ARTISANS
Breaking the male bastion of Kumartuli

Women are making a mark in a profession almost entirely dominated by men. Shoma Chatterji talks to the women idol makers of Kumartuli to find out about their struggle and success.

#Business #Society
POLITICAL WEAPONS
The lipstick and the burkha
POLITICAL WEAPONS : The lipstick and the burkha

Inspired by a recently released movie, Shoma Chatterji explores how the lipstick and burkha establishes a woman’s identity in public spaces and liberates them in private.

#Media #Women's Films and Books
TRIPLE TALAQ
Misery personified
TRIPLE TALAQ : Misery personified

Activists and supporters are urging the Supreme Court to ban the practice of triple talaq. Ramesh Menon says that the government will have to courageously act on the sticky issue to ensure that thousands of women get justice.

#Justice System #Gender Law and Policy
COMMERCIAL SURROGACY
To be banned or not?
COMMERCIAL SURROGACY : To be banned or not?

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 introduced in the parliament proposes a ban on commercial surrogacy. Shoma Chatterji finds out if this will help in checking exploitation of women.

#Women's Health #Gender Law and Policy
ENTERPRISING WOMEN
Weaving harmonious threads of change

Women of a small village in Uttar Pradesh are weaving not just colorful yarn but also communal harmony in their region. Swapna Majumdar reports.

#UTTAR PRADESH #Poverty
WOMEN'S DAY
Revisiting the mothers who protested AFSPA

A new book tracks down the women who stripped naked 12 years ago to protest against rape and rights abuses under AFSPA. Banamallika Choudhury reviews Mothers of Manipur.

#Law and Order #Books #MANIPUR
RECYCLING AGENTS
Waste pickers live, work with pride

A glimpse into the lives of women waste-pickers in Pune by Suchismita Pai.

#Waste #Urban Environment
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
There’s nothing to be ashamed about disability

An inspiring account of Malini Chib, disability rights activist and author, who talks about how she got around to developing a strong disability identity that she wants to “celebrate” rather than reject.

#Disability #People
SURROGACY BILL
Banning commercial surrogacy
SURROGACY BILL : Banning commercial surrogacy

A brief overview of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 by PRS legislative.

#Laws #People
SOLAR POWER
Meet the solar sisters
SOLAR POWER : Meet the solar sisters

In remote villages of Rajasthan women are assembling small, portable solar lamps and then travelling to different hamlets in the region to retail them. Renu Rakesh reports.

#Energy #Business
WOMAN'S CONSENT
Painting the country Pink
WOMAN'S CONSENT : Painting the country Pink

Will a ‘NO’ from a woman remain ‘NO’? Asks Shoma A. Chatterji while reviewing the movie, Pink.

#Films #Gender and Media
WASTE DUMP
Residents of a municipal dumping site fight back

The women of Meghpar village of Kutch District are fighting the big port town Gandhidham municipality which is dumping its waste in their village. Vimal Kalavadiya and Shvetangini Patel report from Kutch.

#Waste #People #GUJARAT
WATER & ACCESSIBILITY
Hill women no longer panic over water scarcity

In many part of rural India, women spend most of their time walking long distances to collect water for their household's needs. Nitin Jugran Bahuguna visits the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand where the women no longer have to worry about fetching water from long distances thanks to an intervention that has brought potable water right to their doorstep.

#Water
ACID ATTACK SURVIVORS
Lucknow’s new landmark Sheroes upholds the indomitable spirit of humanity

Manjari Singh reports on the opening of the Lucknow branch of Sheroes Hangout, a café run and managed by acid attack survivors under the guidance of the humanitarian organisation “Stop Acid Attacks”

#Gender Violence #Society

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