After Nirbhaya, More Crimes Against Women Reported, But Justice Falters

Mumbai: Women are more likely to report abuse and sexual attacks after the 2012 Delhi gang-rape known as the Nirbhaya case, but there has been little or no impact on arrests and convictions rates, acc...

Sarla Devi, The Child Brides Of Sitapur And The End Of Education

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh: Vats with food bubbled near Sarla Devi’s mud house, as some of 200 visitors invited for her wedding streamed in. Near mud pots painted in white--part of a local ritual to off...

If Women Could Decide, Bihar Wouldn’t Have A Population Crisis

Gaya: If it were up to her, Saroja Devi, 23, would not have had three children. But it is not up to her. Her husband opposed contraceptives and surgical sterilisation, and she does not, she confessed,...

94% Bihari Women Know Of Contraception, But 1 in 5 Use It: Our Study

Gaya (Bihar): Married early, Premlata Devi had had four children by the time she was 24 years old--a boy and three girls. A homemaker from Tikari block in southern Bihar’s Gaya district, she had had...

Why Changing Afsana Bano’s Life Could Boost UP And India

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh: Afsana Bano is 18, and her 5’7 frail figure and delicate bones cradled a three-day-old baby that weighed 2.6 kg instead of the ideal 3.3 kg at this stage. Afsana Ban...

Share Of Regular Salaried Work Rises, But Women More Likely To Be Self-Employed

Bengaluru: India’s workforce has fewer women than it did six years ago: no more than 18% in rural areas are employed, compared to 25% in 2011-12 and 14% in urban from 15%. However, in urban areas, t...

Women May Be More Vulnerable To Climate Change But Data Absent

New Delhi: Women are more likely to observe the impact of climate change on their lives, and are more vulnerable to such impacts, anecdotal evidence has shown. Yet, there are no reliable data to measu...

How Women At India’s College Hostels Are Winning Freedom

Mumbai: The most visible sign of discrimination on campus was the “curtains” requirement: The windows of rooms occupied by women had to have curtains; there was no such requirement for men at the ...

Muslim Women Are 6.9% Of Population. In Lok Sabha, 0.7%

Nuh (Haryana), New Delhi, Mumbai: She may be the head of her village, but making rotis for her extended family of 22 is still her responsibility. Hunched over the small chulha (earthen stove) i...

When Rural Jobs Disappear, Women Are The First To Lose Out

Mumbai and Nashik: When Kamal Gangrude looks across at the fields beside her home on the valley floor, she sees swathes of farmland which this year will not be weeded, ploughed or planted. Sold to dev...