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When Children ‘Perform’ Gender

In rural Uttar Pradesh children exaggerate ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ when performing gendered actions. But are things as black and white as they seem?

12% GST On Sanitary Napkins: Rural Women Speak Out

Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, hygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infections are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Bootyvideo

Questioning Gender Roles: Boys Do Bhangra While Girls Shake Their Booty

Pink versus blue, pretty versus brave: the childhood landscape is mined with pernicious gender roles and stereotypes that dictate how we behave as adults.
Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

Meet Mukesh Devi – Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman motorcycle mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb
Another Domestic Violence Story; Yes, Dowry Is Still Rampant In India

Another Domestic Violence Story; Yes, Dowry Is Still Rampant In India

Man attacked his wife with an axe, severing her larynx and leaving her voiceless, over dowry demands in a horrific case of domestic violence.
working mother

What Does It Mean To Be A Working Mother In A Rural Community?

We must unpack what it means to be a working mother rather than celebrating the double burden of labour that such women are subjected to.
We Talked To Rukmini Rao About The National Convention Of Women Farmers

We Talked To Rukmini Rao About The National Convention Of Women Farmers

Women farmers are officially unrecognised even though they do 70% of the work on every acre of land.

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