We can extend the gains of more women having a bank account, to more women meaningfully using important financial services like insurance, credit, and the next frontier of cashless and mobile financial services.
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.
Mala travels for water, without knowing that her life is a one-dimensional fodder for people she doesn’t know, and probably never will.
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.
It is a well established fact that India, as a country preaches and tries, in several ways to instill a sense of...
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.
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.
If it didn’t become the communities’ own initiative using their own agency the work regarding their issues, it would never be sustainable.
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.
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.