India women's rights
March 23, 2023
India Must Protect the 150 Million Women in the Informal Sector
By Swati Dey
From sexual harassment protections to childcare and social security, women in India’s informal sector are often left outside the scope of government policies.
March 02, 2023
The Deep Roots of Witch Branding in India
By Lina Volkmann and Shalini Sri Perumal
The practice is an outcome of patriarchy and lack of access to alternative healthcare facilities.
December 03, 2022
Shocking Delhi Murder Bares India’s Problem With Intimate Partner Violence
By Neeta Lal
The murder of Shraddha Walkar shone a spotlight on the pervasive issue of domestic violence.
November 01, 2022
Women’s Rights in Asia
In the years after #MeToo and COVID-19, is the situation for women in Asia getting better or worse?
September 20, 2022
For Indian Girls, ‘Every Case of Trafficking Is a Failed Revolution’
By Katarzyna Rybarczyk
Every year thousands of women and girls are trafficked through India. The patriarchal culture denying women the right to make decisions regarding their lives is to blame.
July 14, 2022
Abortion Is Legal in India, But Social Stigma Hampers Access
By Kavita Chowdhury
Social stigma attached to abortion forces women especially the unmarried, to turn to unsafe abortions, especially pills prescribed by the local chemist.
February 24, 2022
Rape and Silence in Kashmir’s Jihad
By Siddharthya Roy, Ojaswin Kathuria, and Sayan Ghosh
Kashmiri women drop the veil on years of systematic rape and abuse by Islamist militants in the Kashmir Valley.
February 12, 2022
Challenging South Asia’s Toxic Patriarchy Through Podcasts
By Allia Bukhari
South Asian female influencers bring to light issues faced by the region's women in their families and society amid a general, feminist discourse.
January 07, 2022
India’s New Reproductive Laws Trigger Debate
By Neeta Lal
New legislation aims to clean up India’s hitherto unregulated assisted reproductive tech and surrogacy industry, but activists say the laws are deficient in many respects.
October 16, 2021
Is Delhi’s Heavy Surveillance Making Women Safer?
By Sarah Khan
Delhi is turning into a surveillance city, replete with CCTV cameras, under the guise of protecting women. But are women any safer than before?
June 10, 2021
High-Profile Rape Trial Continues India’s Sordid Tradition of Victim-Blaming
By Sudha Ramachandran
The judge’s report in the case against Tarun Tejpal sparked outrage for its misogynistic scrutiny of the plaintiff.
May 29, 2021
Women in India Come Together to Fight COVID-19
By Akanksha Khullar
It is time to recognize the efforts of these unseen heroes of the crisis and acknowledge the critical roles that women play in Indian society.
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