Why Is Nobody Listening To The Widowed Farmers Of Maharashtra?

Why Is Nobody Listening To The Widowed Farmers Of Maharashtra?

According to the NCRB data, between 1995-2015 around 65,000 farmers have committed suicides, out of which 90% of the farmers are men, leaving a huge population of widow farmers behind.
Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
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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.
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.
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).
‘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.
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.
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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.
Meet The Dowry-Free Baiga Adivasi Community In A Country Of Dowry Deaths

Meet The Dowry-Free Baiga Adivasi Community In A Country Of Dowry Deaths

The Baiga community, like many Adivasi communities, does not follow the patriarchal dowry system, setting an example in a country where women are killed for dowry every day.
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Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
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A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj