Friday, August 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

The article talks about the Gulabi Gang, a vigilante feminist group based in Uttar Pradesh. It chronicles their history and activism.
What Rural Women Can Teach Others About Finance And Innovation

What Rural Women Can Teach Others About Finance And Innovation

There is a lot we can learn as financial service providers and development practitioners from these informal mechanisms that rural women from migrant communities employ to meet their financial needs.
Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma In India

Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma...

The way local women channel anger at menstrual taboos into their work — making sanitary pads to improve female hygiene and earn a living — is the focus of the film 'Period. End Of Sentence.'
Rural Women In Karnataka March To Bengaluru Calling For Alcohol Prohibition

Rural Women In Karnataka March To Bengaluru Calling For Alcohol Prohibition

Rural women are fighting for alcohol prohibition as it is them who bear the brunt of alcohol addiction and daily violence from the drunkard husbands, partners, and sons.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.