Wednesday, December 11, 2019
19 Year Old Mausam Kumari Busts Period Taboo In Rural Bihar

19 Year Old Mausam Kumari Busts Period Taboo In Rural Bihar

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Mausam Kumari of Rajauli Block village is one of many women who are busting period taboos and having difficult must-have conversations in villages of Bihar.
The Roads More Travelled: Excerpts From Everyday Expeditions

The Roads More Travelled: Excerpts From Everyday Expeditions

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Mala travels for water, without knowing that her life is a one-dimensional fodder for people she doesn’t know, and probably never will.
The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

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From preparing the land, selecting seeds, transplanting the seedlings, applying manure/fertilisers/pesticides and then harvesting, winnowing and threshing, women work harder and longer than male farmers but are never recognised.

Gujarat’s Thakor Community Bans Inter-Caste Marriage And Cellphones For Unmarried Women

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It is a well established fact that India, as a country preaches and tries, in several ways to instill a sense of...
How These 5 Women Nurses From Rural Communities Are Challenging The Status Quo

How These 5 Women Nurses From Rural Communities Are Challenging The Status Quo

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The nurses are trying to address the issues we are facing because of the dearth of doctors and their unavailability in rural areas. They make primary healthcare services available as efficiently as doctors and are able to communicate more effectively in the local dialect as they belong to the same community.
Rural Education: Ensuring Power Stays Within The Community

For Rural Education To Work, Local Communities Must Be Actively Involved

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It is time that we understood that rural education is about creating the right ecosystem for learning to happen, and that a village and its community are part of that process.

Why Social Changes Occur Only When Communities Have More Agency

If it didn’t become the communities’ own initiative using their own agency the work regarding their issues, it would never be sustainable.
The Current State Of Women In Kantain, Sitapur

The Current State Of Women In Kantain, Sitapur

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In Kantain, women have been relegated to private spaces while men have been allotted public spaces. The segregation of physical spaces combined with gender roles leads to gender norms.
Why Are Women Neglected In The Development Discourses In India?

Why Are Women Neglected In The Development Discourses In India?

Women in development discourses are neglected as the usual development narrative casts its gaze evenly across a range of women, homogenises experiences and contexts, refuses to delve deeper into women’s life experiences, and is content to have counted women as participants, beneficiaries, victims, and case studies.
gulabi gang members with lathis

Gulabi Gang: Breaking The Ceiling With Lathis | #IndianWomenInHistory

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The article talks about the Gulabi Gang, a vigilante feminist group based in Uttar Pradesh. It chronicles their history and activism.

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Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

Why Do Men Like Daniel Shravan, Want Women To Be “Raped Without Violence”?

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Daniel Shravan, a Telugu Filmmaker, recently asserted, “Rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable. Avoid killing after rape.''
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

What Does Being An ‘Elite Dalit’ Woman Mean?

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The point that I am trying to make here is that 'elite Dalit' is an oxymoron. It is intrinsically and fundamentally against the notion of being a Dalit in an Indian society.