THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
15 December 2017
Women
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 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 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 Gender Laws and Policy
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 Laws 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.
U.P. 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.
Urban Waste
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 A brief overview of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 by PRS legislative.
People Laws
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 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
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