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Villagers in Odisha take part in planning process

Sep 17, 2015 05:12 PM 68 Koraput villages list out priority areas like concrete road, electrification

Italian artist ups the ante against sex trafficking in India

Sep 01, 2015 11:59 AM According to Central Bureau of Investigation in India, there are three million women trapped in prostitution of which 1.4 million are children.

Gearing up for greater urbanisation in India

Aug 20, 2015 12:31 PM Greater urbanisation in the country comes with an enhanced need for more urban planners.

Can legal rights change sex workers’ lives in India?

Aug 17, 2015 11:49 AM This fear psychosis is built up in the lives of sex workers through practically every encounter they have, be it their clients, pimps or fellow inmates.

The burden of being a Paharia woman in Odisha

Aug 14, 2015 12:02 PM Unlike their brethren in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the Pahrias of Odisha are a landless lot struggling to make the ends meet.

The trials of women in pursuit of a baby

Jul 14, 2015 05:20 PM In many parts of India, non-conception is almost always followed by the insinuation of the existence of a 'fault' in the woman.
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Weaving resistance against sexual harassment

Jul 14, 2015 01:55 PM Women workers in the garment industry talk about the stigmas and vulnerabilities that stalk their profession in India.
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Mainstreaming sex workers’ children in Delhi

May 21, 2015 02:05 PM With sex workers themselves being a distress lot, it is their children who face real discrimination at the hands of society, writes Amoga Laxmi Sukka.

Phad Painting: Thriving through innovation

May 06, 2015 06:45 PM Phad painting has a distinct characteristic – it is done horizontally where people tend to face each other rather than facing the audience.

Life after cloudburst not easy for hill women in India

May 05, 2015 02:30 PM Hill women of Uttarakhand struggle to rebuild life after the cloudburst that devastated lives around one-and-a-half years back, writes Chetna Verma.

Tolu Bommalata: A rare theatrical art

May 02, 2015 11:55 AM The distinctive feature of this art form is how through puppetry it is a form of entertainment embodied with moral teachings.

Omkar: Crafting bones into piece of art

Apr 14, 2015 07:20 PM The handicraft industry provides employment opportunities to more than six million people in India.

India: These Muslim women break stereotypes

Apr 02, 2015 05:20 PM Sanatkada has been conducting trainings and workshops on gender and identity in partnership with Nirantar, writes Mehru Jaffer.

It’s a forest, not a ‘museum’

Mar 20, 2015 04:45 PM Kate Evans tries to figure out a relationship between natural forests and sustainable development means in the tropics.

Eco-Entrepreneurs promise Indian women a safe period

Mar 11, 2015 07:30 PM For millions of girls across India, menstruation, in absence of proper sanitary napkins means five days of solitary confinement.

Of tribal tales with oodles of magic and a pinch of realism

Feb 24, 2015 03:15 PM She is a gifted storyteller who doesn’t have any formal education. Born into a poor Kondh family in Jharipani village of Kandhamal district in Odisha, it was her grandmother, who ignited her imagination by narrating to her enthralling tales about a world with magical birds, stunning flowers and terrible demons. Ever since that time, it is these fantastical creatures that have enabled her to face tough times and get over the disappointments of a deprived life.

Binita, Martha and others make maps to ensure better health

Feb 06, 2015 04:41 PM Binita Kanhara, 32, a tribal woman from Rajikakhol village in Chakapada block of Kandhamal district in Odisha was very happy the day she learnt that she was expecting her first child. Nine months later, when the D-day came, her mother-in-law decided that the delivery would take place at home. Unfortunately, the newborn child did not survive as it was weak and anaemic and needed medical care. The incident left Binita traumatised for months on end.

Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: experts

Feb 03, 2015 06:20 PM People sustaining themselves through forests have already started to feel the pinch of climate-induced changes.
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Women’s parliament sets a national agenda

Jan 27, 2015 05:07 PM Monemma is a sprightly, outspoken young woman, who belongs to the Yanadi tribal community of Andhra Pradesh. There was impatience in her voice as she gave an update on the projects and campaigns she is leading on promoting the rights of girls and women in her native town of Vellore. Having spent her childhood as a bonded labourer, who was rescued only a few years back by a local human rights organisation, she is a woman in a hurry.

Searching for safe public transport – Are pink autos the answer?

Jan 22, 2015 05:11 PM Even as India marks the second year of the tragic rape and killing of a 23-year-old student in Delhi, an incident that triggered extensive debate on women’s safety in public spaces and even forced the government of the day to enact the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013, widely termed as a “bill of rights” for women, the news of the rape of another young professional in the capital returning home at night in a ‘secure’ taxi has once again forced everyone to reassess the state of public transportation in cities across India and issues related to women’s safety.

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