We can extend the gains of more women having a bank account, to more women meaningfully using important financial services like insurance, credit, and the next frontier of cashless and mobile financial services.
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.
55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.
Women farmers are officially unrecognised even though they do 70% of the work on every acre of land.
In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
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.
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 young woman brings her camera and lots of courage to address inequality within marriage and dismantle patriarchy.
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.
If it didn’t become the communities’ own initiative using their own agency the work regarding their issues, it would never be sustainable.