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Indian Army to Recruit Women as Military Police: A Cause for Celebration?
May 29, 2019

Indian Army to Recruit Women as Military Police: A Cause for Celebration?

By Akanksha Khullar
The small step forward highlights just how far women have to go to achieve gender parity in the Indian armed forces.

Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
December 03, 2018

Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India

By Adnan Bhat
Breaking down one more barrier to women's employment in India.
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

Where Are India's Women Politicians?
October 12, 2018

Where Are India's Women Politicians?

By Bansari Kamdar
22 years since the initial proposal, the Women’s Reservation Bill remains out of reach.

Menstruating Without Pads in India
October 10, 2018

Menstruating Without Pads in India

By Arpita Singh and Ahmad Belal
Thanks to stigma and misinformation, many Indian women continue to use cloth during their periods.

India’s Sabarimala Temple and the Issue of Women’s Entry
October 03, 2018

India’s Sabarimala Temple and the Issue of Women’s Entry

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Another Hindu temple will open its gates to women, reigniting the debate on Indian secularism.
Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures
January 28, 2018

Padmaavat and Beyond: India is Being Terrorized by Those Intolerant of Movies With Mythical Female Figures

By Priyanka Borpujari
The Karni Sena's furor reveals India's contemporary struggles with free expression and bigoted chauvinism.

Helping Women Travel Alone Amid India’s Rape Problem
May 18, 2017

Helping Women Travel Alone Amid India’s Rape Problem

By Vishal Arora
Malini Gowrishankar's start-up encourages women to travel by themselves, without fear.

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.

#JusticeForJisha: How Well Has India Come to Handle Rape and Violence Against Women?
May 12, 2016

#JusticeForJisha: How Well Has India Come to Handle Rape and Violence Against Women?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
After a brutal rape shook India in 2013, how has the country broached the issue of rape and sexual assault?
Cafe Sheroes: A Place for Acid Attack Victims in India
March 16, 2016

Cafe Sheroes: A Place for Acid Attack Victims in India

By Sanjay Kumar
One Indian cafe has made it self a place of refuge and recovery for India's acid attack victims.

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