#WeAreEqual: Social Campaign Exposes Patriarchy, Celebrates Women’s Rights

#WeAreEqual: Social Campaign Exposes Patriarchy, Celebrates Women’s Rights

In the run-up to the International Women’s Day on March 8, the Ministry of Women and Child Development's latest social media campaign #WeAreEqual was launched two weeks ago. The Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...
In Uttar Pradesh’s Government Schools, Children Don’t Learn Much, Say Parents

In Uttar Pradesh’s Government Schools, Children Don’t Learn Much, Say Parents

By Shreya Shah/ IndiaSpend Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do," Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika...
New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

Nishu was 27 when she became pregnant with her son five years ago.  She was working with a start-up then. For a young employee like her, working in a start-up that was growing fast had been satisfying. Like other...
More Women Delivering In Hospitals, But Many Still Dying During Childbirth, Shows Study

More Women Delivering In Hospitals, But Many Still Dying During Childbirth, Shows Study

By Devanik Saha / IndiaSpend Surujmuni Marandi, 24, decided to deliver her baby at the district hospital in Godda, Jharkhand. Like many, she was drawn to the idea of free medical assistance, medicines, nutrition and...
Crowded, Damp, Dirty: Shelters For Homeless Offer Little Beyond A Roof

Crowded, Damp, Dirty: Shelters For Homeless Offer Little Beyond A Roof

Delhi/Gurugram: As temperature dips below 3 degrees, for the homeless in Delhi-NCR, sleeping in the winter nights is getting tougher by the day. To take stock of the situation on the ground, NDTV did...
Delhi Doctors Remove ‘Melon Sized’ Tumour From Woman’s Throat Using Robotic Surgery

Delhi Doctors Remove ‘Melon Sized’ Tumour From Woman’s Throat Using Robotic Surgery

New Delhi: A hospital in Delhi has removed a 450 gram tumour, as big as a melon, from a woman's throat through a minimally-invasive robotic surgery. The doctors said this was the first robotic...
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 -...

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