Women's Financial Autonomy Increases The Profitability Of Microfinance Institutions

Women’s Financial Autonomy Increases The Profitability Of Microfinance Institutions

The autonomy, or at least the opinion, of women in financial decisions affects the bottom line of microfinance institutions (MFIs).
Red Tape Leaves Widows Without Welfare

Red Tape Leaves Widows Without Welfare In West Bengal

Widows in a West Bengal village have been living in more difficult conditions than they should because they are not receiving the state’s welfare intended for them.
State Repression Forces Adivasis Out of Their Land in Odisha | Feminism In India

State Repression Forces Adivasis Out of Their Land in Odisha

The PESA law in India makes it mandatory for village councils to be consulted before any land and resource acquisition by higher-level authorities, but it is being blatantly violated in this Adivasi-dominated district of Odisha.
Rabha tribe

The Marriage-Based Rituals Of The Rabha Tribe From Assam

At first glimpse into the marriage preparations of the Rabha tribe, one notices a high level of women’s participation where work/labour is concerned. However, there is a deep-rooted gendering of these roles that have been practised over time.
“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

When do you realise that you’re a boy? When society tells you. Watch these boys in rural Madhya Pradesh talk about imbibing gender roles.

When The Personal Is Political: Inequality Within Marriage

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one young woman brings her camera and lots of courage to address inequality within marriage and dismantle patriarchy.
When Children ‘Perform’ Gender | Feminism in India

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.

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