Thrown Out Of Land And Home, Farmer Widows Demand Rights, Govt Support

Mumbai: On November 21, 2018, close to 80 women widowed by farmer suicides across Maharashtra gathered at the Azad Maidan grounds in south Mumbai with one demand: That the government acknowledge their...

Delaying Marriage By A Year Can Empower Women Against Domestic Violence

Mumbai: Delaying marriage by even one year could significantly reduce a young woman’s chances of being subjected to domestic violence in India, according to a new study. Over the decade to 2016, ...

‘I Tried Killing Myself Twice Due To My Abusive Husband. I Am Speaking Out So That No One Else Does’

Mumbai: For 33 years, Kalpana Mishra (name changed) asked herself what she had done wrong--why was it that her husband, whom she loved, beat her mercilessly? Why did he have multiple affairs, and why ...

Wide Gender Gap In Mobile Phone Access Is Hurting India’s Women

Mumbai: A 33-percentage-point gender gap in mobile phone ownership in India is exacerbating inequality and inhibiting women’s earnings, networking opportunities and access to information, according ...

Better Roads, More Lights, Higher Economic Growth, Less Corrupt MLAs: Benefits Of Electing A Woman Revealed

Mumbai: Constituencies that elect women in India’s state legislative assemblies are likely to witness more economic growth than those run by male politicians, according to a new study that analyses ...

7 In 10 Teenage Indian Girls Want To Graduate, 3 In 4 Have Career Plan: New Survey

Mumbai: Seven in 10 teenage Indian girls want to finish graduation, three in four have a specific career path in mind, and nearly three in four do not want to marry before the age of 21. These are som...

Smartphones For Women In Rural Chhattisgarh Could Transform Lives–If Men Do Not Interfere

Ringni village, Durg district (Chhattisgarh): In a remote village in Chhattisgarh, over 200 women lined up outside a government office, each holding a small, orange ticket. One by one, they shuffled i...

Education, Economic Independence Can Reduce Suicides In Indian Women

New Delhi: If Indian women are educated, economically independent and faced lesser domestic violence than they do, the rate at which they kill themselves today--more than twice the global average rate...

#MeTooIndia: 54% Rise In Sexual Harassment Reported At Workplaces Between 2014-17

Mumbai: Registered cases of sexual harassment at Indian workplaces increased 54% from 371 in 2014 to 570 in 2017, according to official data. In all, 2,535 such cases were registered over the four...

How A Poor Women’s Collective Is Helping Rebuild Flood-Wrecked Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam (Kerala): Grey dust had settled into the narrow alleyway leading to the home of 70-year-old retiree George Thomas and his wife Mariamma in ...