Sunday, January 19, 2020
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.
How Is The Agrarian Distress In Maharashtra Affecting Women

How Is The Agrarian Distress In Maharashtra Affecting Women

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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.
Rural Women's Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

Rural Women’s Battle Against Patriarchy And Apathy Of The Privileged

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Indian rural women have for long participated in and even spearheaded such activism in fighting their own invisibility.
Women's Financial Autonomy Increases The Profitability Of Microfinance Institutions

Women’s Financial Autonomy Increases The Profitability Of Microfinance Institutions

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The autonomy, or at least the opinion, of women in financial decisions affects the bottom line of microfinance institutions (MFIs).

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...

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.

12% GST On Sanitary Napkins: Rural Women Speak Out

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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 of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

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Tea gardens in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
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
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

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In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.

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"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

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We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.
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.