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India Gets Serious About Maternity Benefits, But It Must Go Further
March 29, 2017

India Gets Serious About Maternity Benefits, But It Must Go Further

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A new bill in India is a step in the right direction, but more remains to be done.
What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Bollywood?
March 17, 2017

What’s It Like to Be a Woman in Bollywood?

By Vishal Arora
Shreya Narayan shares her experience as a Bollywood actress and what she see would like to see change.

The Power of India's Village Women
February 16, 2017

The Power of India's Village Women

By Moin Qazi
India is far from perfect in ensuring women's rights, but quotas at the local government level are having a real impact.

Why Women in India Still Feel Unsafe
January 10, 2017

Why Women in India Still Feel Unsafe

By K.S. Venkatachalam
Four years after a horrific attack in Delhi sparked outrage, India has made little progress on sexual assault.

India's International Child Abduction Dilemma
January 10, 2017

India's International Child Abduction Dilemma

By Neeta Lal
New Delhi faces pressure to ratify a convention that activists fear would ultimately harm Indian women and children.
Why India Needs to Abolish 'Triple Talaq'
September 09, 2016

Why India Needs to Abolish 'Triple Talaq'

By K.S. Venkatachalam
The controversial method of divorce violates the fundamental rights of India's Muslim women.

#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?
Supreme Court: Indian Temple Can't Stop Women From Entering
May 07, 2016

Supreme Court: Indian Temple Can't Stop Women From Entering

By Roshni Kapur
In legal cases across India, judges ruled that female worshipers can't be restricted from entering temples and shrines.

In India, Religion Meets Feminism
May 07, 2016

In India, Religion Meets Feminism

By Eloise Stark
In India, priestesses and goddesses lead the fight for women’s empowerment.

India: Storming the Temple of Saturn
May 03, 2016

India: Storming the Temple of Saturn

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Forced to abandon its tradition, a famous Indian temple opened its gates to women.

‘India’s Daughter’ Stirs Controversy
March 06, 2015

‘India’s Daughter’ Stirs Controversy

By Sanjay Kumar
India has opted to ban a BBC produced documentary that covers a 2012 gang rape in Delhi. The film has caused a furor among conservatives and women’s rights advocates.
India’s Shame: Women's Rights
June 06, 2014

India’s Shame: Women's Rights

By Sanjay Kumar
The state of women's rights in India is deplorable.

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