Sunday, December 15, 2019
These Four Grassroots Women Leaders Travelled Across the Country for Land Rights

These Four Grassroots Women Leaders Travelled Across the Country for Land Rights

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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
19 Year Old Mausam Kumari Busts Period Taboo In Rural Bihar

19 Year Old Mausam Kumari Busts Period Taboo In Rural Bihar

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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.

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

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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

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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.
gulabi gang members with lathis

Gulabi Gang: Breaking The Ceiling With Lathis | #IndianWomenInHistory

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The article talks about the Gulabi Gang, a vigilante feminist group based in Uttar Pradesh. It chronicles their history and activism.

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 Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

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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.
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...

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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.'
A Place Called Ejalgar: Myriad Tales Of The Namasudra Settlers In The Villages of Assam

Discrimination Faced By Namasudra Settlers In The Villages of Assam

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Our nation's flawed understanding of 'migration' and favouritism towards Hindu migrants only causes further discrimination to the Namasudra Bengali community, or to the Muslims of Bengali origin.
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

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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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rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

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Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.