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.
The plight of farm widows remains underreported due to lack of data, dearth of special focus on the gendered dimension of agrarian distress, policy paralysis and apathy of government.
Indian rural women have for long participated in and even spearheaded such activism in fighting their own invisibility.
The autonomy, or at least the opinion, of women in financial decisions affects the bottom line of microfinance institutions (MFIs).
It is a well established fact that India, as a country preaches and tries, in several ways to instill a sense of...
If it didn’t become the communities’ own initiative using their own agency the work regarding their issues, it would never be sustainable.
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.
Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
Land rights give women the position which enables them to stand up against violence that occurs at home. This was the reason women’s leadership is so important in addressing these problems at the family level
In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.