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India’s Women Bear the Burden of Unpaid Work – With Costs to Themselves and the Economy
November 02, 2020

India’s Women Bear the Burden of Unpaid Work – With Costs to Themselves and the Economy

By Bansari Kamdar
The country’s first time use survey reveal disturbing patterns when it comes to women and daily paid work.

Hundreds in India Protest Government Handling of Fatal Rape Case
October 03, 2020

Hundreds in India Protest Government Handling of Fatal Rape Case

By Associated Press
The demonstrators shouted "Hang the rapists" and "First raped by devils, then by the system.”
In India, a Man Can Still Legally Rape His Wife
August 17, 2020

In India, a Man Can Still Legally Rape His Wife

By Bansari Kamdar
Marital rape, colonial hangover, and patriarchal impunity 73 years later.

Women Left Behind: India’s Falling Female Labor Participation
July 31, 2020

Women Left Behind: India’s Falling Female Labor Participation

By Bansari Kamdar
India’s female labor force participation is the lowest in South Asia.

India’s COVID–19 Gender Blind Spot
April 27, 2020

India’s COVID–19 Gender Blind Spot

By Bansari Kamdar
India’s women stand to lose from the country‘s COVID–19 policies in many ways.

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.

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