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Toxic Masculinity in Northeast India’s Matrilineal Homes
September 03, 2019

Toxic Masculinity in Northeast India’s Matrilineal Homes

By Parul Abrol
The Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya struggles with gender roles, violence, and toxic masculinity.

Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s
October 28, 2018

Me and #MeToo: A Story From New Delhi's Jawaharlal University in the Early 2000s

By Parul Abrol
Until #MeToo, few women in India had spoken out about harassment. I did and here's my story.
India's #MeToo Movement Underlines Why Survivors Must Be Believed
October 20, 2018

India's #MeToo Movement Underlines Why Survivors Must Be Believed

By Vida Zonunmawii
There are more reasons to believe survivors than there are to dismiss claims of sexual harassment and assaults

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
April 17, 2018

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest

By Priyanka Borpujari
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?

Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'
October 13, 2017

Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'

By Priyanka Borpujari
Even in India's courts, blaming the victim continues to take precedence over a woman’s consent.

Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent
February 28, 2017

Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Two recent developments in India suggest slow but sure change in how gender-based violence is viewed in the country.

Indian Lawmakers Work to Stem Spending on 'Big Fat Indian Weddings'
February 22, 2017

Indian Lawmakers Work to Stem Spending on 'Big Fat Indian Weddings'

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
India's lower house may consider a bill that would limit spending on lavish weddings.
Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
January 27, 2017

Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The first month of 2017 highlights a need for change in Indian discourse around sexual assault.

India's 2016 Transgender Rights Bill: Progress or Just More Ignorance?
August 12, 2016

India's 2016 Transgender Rights Bill: Progress or Just More Ignorance?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A new bill seeking to address the rights and protections of India's transgender community falls flat.

India’s Shame
April 14, 2012

India’s Shame

The case of a baby being beaten because she was a girl is a shocking reminder of discrimination in India.

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