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 in Bengal have now become a hotbed for human trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
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.
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.
The autonomy, or at least the opinion, of women in financial decisions affects the bottom line of microfinance institutions (MFIs).
In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
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.
The article talks about the Gulabi Gang, a vigilante feminist group based in Uttar Pradesh. It chronicles their history and activism.
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.
बिहार के मीड डे मील के कर्मचारी अपनी मांगो को लेकर हड़ताल पर बैठे हुए थे, लेकिन फिलहाल यह हड़ताल उन्होनें स्थगित कर दी है| बिहार सरकार ने केवल 250 रूपये की ही बढ़ोतरी की है|