Saturday, August 18, 2018

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...

Management of Extension Systems in Addressing Income Enhancement of Farmers

Since independence, extension in India has experienced much structural, conceptual and institutional change. From top down and trickling down approach of Community development program...

Women’s safety in Karnataka, will it be a reality?

As political parties in poll bound Karnataka are fighting for supremacy with caste and community polarization, they have ignored women’s safety as an issue....

Violence against women and mental health

Violence against women is common, invisible and ubiquitous, and strongly associated with short- and long-term mental illness. The relationship between violence and mental illness...