Tuesday, October 23, 2018

‘Forced Breadwinners’ in a patriarchal world: Experiences of widows from agrarian...

More than half of India’s population is dependent on the agricultural sector. India holds the second largest agricultural land in the world, 158 hectares,...

Making sense of India’s Population Conundrum

Every year on the 11thof July the World Population Day is met with a mix of activities in India. On the one hand are...

Using Social Accountability to Improve Reproductive Health

Experiences from India and Nigeria: Webinar Brief (COPASAH) Reproductive health concerns – especially maternal health and family planning - have emerged as important agendas...

Making India safer for women

The recently released report of the Thompson Reuters Foundation poll announced that India is the most dangerous country for women. There is almost a...

Bring in the men and boys to address domestic violence

Bollywood actor Armaan Kohli was arrested on June 12th for assaulting his girlfriend. I had not heard of Armaan Kohli earlier, but the news...

The Global Pursuit of Eradicating Child Marriage and its Relevance in...

Understanding Early Marriage in South Asia Since the first time I heard international concerns around child marriage in Africa and South Asia, I detected hints...

The Global Pursuit of Eradicating Child Marriage and its Relevance in...

Over 14 million girls are married before the age of 18 every year, and this phenomenon has emerged as one of the most important...

Ongoing Struggle for Rights of Safai Karmacharis yields positive results: 723...

More than two decades of an ongoing struggle for the rights of the ‘Pourakarmikas’   (Safaikarmacharis, workers engaged in sweeping, cleaning garbage etc.) has yielded...

Patient Rights Accountability and the Need for Transparent Institutional Mechanisms

The promotion of the paradigm of health care as a 'private good' and the State's indiscriminate endorsement of private health care sector for the...

Compromised Reproductive Health Rights- Absence of Safe Abortion Services for women...

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP) was passed in 1971 in India and a major reason to bring this Act, was to reduce...