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Women’s Rights in Asia
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?

For Indian Girls, ‘Every Case of Trafficking Is a Failed Revolution’
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.
Abortion Is Legal in India, But Social Stigma Hampers Access
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.

Rape and Silence in Kashmir’s Jihad
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.

Challenging South Asia’s Toxic Patriarchy Through Podcasts
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.

India’s New Reproductive Laws Trigger Debate
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.

Is Delhi’s Heavy Surveillance Making Women Safer?
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?
High-Profile Rape Trial Continues India’s Sordid Tradition of Victim-Blaming  
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.

Women in India Come Together to Fight COVID-19
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.

Missing in India’s Upcoming State Elections: Female Candidates
April 09, 2021

Missing in India’s Upcoming State Elections: Female Candidates

By Sudha Ramachandran
Despite rhetorical commitment to gender parity in politics, India’s major political parties fall far short of that goal.

Chief Minister of India’s Uttarakhand Angers Women Over Regressive Comment
March 26, 2021

Chief Minister of India’s Uttarakhand Angers Women Over Regressive Comment

By Sudha Ramachandran
Tirath Singh Rawat joins an unfortunately long list of Indian politicians whose needless remarks about women betray their mindset.
India’s Invisible Women Farmers
January 14, 2021

India’s Invisible Women Farmers

By Neeta Lal
The farmers' protests outside New Delhi have cast a spotlight on a traditionally overlooked group: the women who keep India's farms running.

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