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Educating Girls Can Reduce India’s Population Spiral

Educating Girls Can Reduce India’s Population Spiral

  If a girl in India studies for 12 years or more–till the age of 18–she is less likely to have teenage pregnancy, less likely to have shorter interval between…

How A TV Serial Watched By 400 Million Changed Gender Beliefs In Rural India

How A TV Serial Watched By 400 Million Changed Gender Beliefs In Rural India

  In Pratapgarh, a village that could be anywhere in the Hindi belt, a young man, Ravi, gets to know that his wife, Seema, is pregnant with a girl child,…

As Teen Pregnancies Fall Across India, 3 Northeastern States Report Increase

As Teen Pregnancies Fall Across India, 3 Northeastern States Report Increase

  At a time when teenage pregnancy–share of women aged 15-19 years who had begun childbearing–fell in the rest of the country, with some of India’s poorest states registering the…

Only 1 In 1,000 Indians Lives In Area With Clean Air: New Study

Only 1 In 1,000 Indians Lives In Area With Clean Air: New Study

  In 2015, only one in 1000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) safe levels for fine, toxic dust particles called…

Crisis In Adolescent Learning In India’s Rural Schools Is Revealed

Crisis In Adolescent Learning In India’s Rural Schools Is Revealed

  India is failing to train adolescents (14 to 18) in rural schools, with most not able to retain skills learnt in earlier classes, reveals the 2017 edition of the…

Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

  Mortality rates of children in poorer households were higher, as were the rates where mothers had fewer years of schooling, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest national…

5 Laws That Women Need As Urgently As Ban On Triple Talaq

5 Laws That Women Need As Urgently As Ban On Triple Talaq

  In its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, the government appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women and marriage identified in 2015 by a…

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