Government Spends Paltry 4% Of Its Budget On Children: Kailash Satyarthi

Government Spends Paltry 4% Of Its Budget On Children: Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi: Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the government’s demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until...
Disowned By Family, Women Rescued From Brothels Turn To Counselling

Disowned By Family, Women Rescued From Brothels Turn To Counselling

Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh: At a village counselling centre in Andhra Pradesh, a woman dressed in a bright pink sari starts the conversation on a bright note, but 10 minutes into her session she is...
The Ascent Of Manipur’s Women – And Their Descent Into Drugs

The Ascent Of Manipur’s Women – And Their Descent Into Drugs

By Sarita Santoshini Imphal: Boinu was about 21 when she fell in love and decided to get married. It seemed a better option than living with indifferent relatives who gave her shelter after the death...
Why Millions Of Indian Women Secretly Undergo Abortions Every Year

Why Millions Of Indian Women Secretly Undergo Abortions Every Year

By Charu Bahri In 2008, Arti Chauhan (name changed to protect identity), mother of a 12-year-old girl, a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year old girl, became aware that two pills - mifepristone and misoprostol -...
This Tradition Is Forcing Rajasthan Women To Let Go Of Family Property

This Tradition Is Forcing Rajasthan Women To Let Go Of Family Property

Chaksu, Rajasthan: Days before she was married 18 years ago, K Bina Devi and her sister were called to the living room of the family home where they lived with their parents and four...
How Young Boys Bear The Burden Of Patriarchy In India

How Young Boys Bear The Burden Of Patriarchy In India

Mumbai: Inside a community centre at Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, Umair Khan teaches a group of young boys the difference between good and bad touch. The 20-year-old is a community organiser with Sneha - Society for...
Can India Promise Its Children HIV-Free Future? NACO Programme Gives Hope

Can India Promise Its Children HIV-Free Future? NACO Programme Gives Hope

Geeta, 24, is seven months pregnant and is grossly underweight. She and her husband are HIV positive. Her husband believes he got infected through blood transfusions during a surgery. “I want my child to...
Elderly Women’s Group In Kerala Create Low-Priced Organic Sanitary Pads

Elderly Women’s Group In Kerala Create Low-Priced Organic Sanitary Pads

Thrissur: A group of women in Kerala's Thrissur district - most of them above 60 years of age - are the latest to offer organic sanitary napkins to women in India called Soukhyam -...
After Delivering, She Says She Had To Wipe Her Blood Off Hospital Floor

After Delivering, She Says She Had To Wipe Her Blood Off Hospital Floor

Billori, Chhattisgarh: As she went into labour, Soni Baghel, who lives in one of Chhattisgarh’s poorest districts, wasn’t especially worried. She had delivered two babies earlier without any problem.  By her side, in the...
Refused To Marry, Stayed Hungry: A Fisherman’s Daughter’s Quest To Study

Refused To Marry, Stayed Hungry: A Fisherman’s Daughter’s Quest To Study

Chennai: With a thriving fish market at Kasimedu harbour in Chennai, the morning hours are always abuzz. Women are tough sellers here as they haggle for every penny that can help them feed their...

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