THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
22 January 2017
Women
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
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
BOXING GIRLS
Chennai girls learn to land a solid punch These days, select impoverished neighbourhoods in Chennai have become the nursery of future champion boxers. Girls in these neighbourhoods are receiving training in boxing, something that has given them the confidence to stand up for themselves and dream big, reveals Hema Vijay.
TAMILNADU Society
WOMEN AND THE STATE
The women whose voices we seek to stifle, but can’t High rhetoric and token gestures abound on International Women’s Day. Yet, a brave woman of the soil was threatened, attacked and prevented from holding a rally that would have voiced the real issues faced by many women. Freny Manecksha met Soni Sori days before she was attacked, and recounts her story.
Authority
THE AFTERMATH OF RAPE
For rape survivors and families, the nightmare continues Radha. Zahira. Neha. Names and tales that serve to remind us that despite the reams written, laws passed and discourses held on sexual violence in the country, the road to justice for rape survivors remains as arduous as ever. Manjari Singh reports.
U.P. Gender Violence
DASTKAR RANTHAMBHORE
Rebuilding their lives with craft The Board of Directors of this company haven't been to college or school. They don’t have fancy cars, and haven't travelled more than 50 kilometers from their homes. What makes them even more unique is that they're all women who when displaced from their homes in the Ranthambhore forest, Rajasthan, overcame many challenges, learned new crafts, rebuilt their lives and made their own destiny, writes Supriya Unni Nair.
People
INTERVIEW
Feminism is about leading a non-degraded life Dr C S Lakshmi, the eminent Tamil feminist writer, who writes under the pen name Ambai, has been a researcher in women’s studies for the last several decades, and is also the Founder Trustee of Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women (SPARROW), that has undertaken several oral history projects. She speaks to Pratibha Umashankar about a wide range of issues concerning women, including the need to write women back into history.
Culture Literature
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