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 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.'
Rural women are fighting for alcohol prohibition as it is them who bear the brunt of alcohol addiction and daily violence from the drunkard husbands, partners, and sons.
Indian rural women have for long participated in and even spearheaded such activism in fighting their own invisibility.
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.
Where is the safe space for the rural women of Rajasthan them to express their disappointment and who could they blame for the everyday violence that they face?
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.
The farmers’ rally in Delhi involved large numbers of female ASHA workers demanding fair compensation for being on their feet 24 hours a day.
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
55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.