Sunday, December 15, 2019
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.
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.
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).
Red Tape Leaves Widows Without Welfare

Red Tape Leaves Widows Without Welfare In West Bengal

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Widows in a West Bengal village have been living in more difficult conditions than they should because they are not receiving the state’s welfare intended for them.
State Repression Forces Adivasis Out of Their Land in Odisha | Feminism In India

State Repression Forces Adivasis Out of Their Land in Odisha

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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.
Rabha tribe

The Marriage-Based Rituals Of The Rabha Tribe From Assam

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At first glimpse into the marriage preparations of the Rabha tribe, one notices a high level of women’s participation where work/labour is concerned. However, there is a deep-rooted gendering of these roles that have been practised over time.
“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

“Because I Am A Boy”: How Masculinity is Learned In Rural Madhya Pradesh

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When do you realise that you’re a boy? When society tells you. Watch these boys in rural Madhya Pradesh talk about imbibing gender roles.

When The Personal Is Political: Inequality Within Marriage

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In rural Uttar Pradesh, one young woman brings her camera and lots of courage to address inequality within marriage and dismantle patriarchy.
When Children ‘Perform’ Gender | Feminism in India

When Children ‘Perform’ Gender

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In rural Uttar Pradesh children exaggerate ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ when performing gendered actions. But are things as black and white as they seem?

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.

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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.