Gender

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India’s patriarchal traditions inform all aspects of public and private life. Gender discrimination is rife in Indian families. Families traditionally give preference to sons, and this leads to highly male-dominated political and economic public spheres.  Women and gender minorities still face severe discrimination and violence based on their sex. VV Correspondents have reported extensively on rapes, domestic violence and acid attacks, which are too often vindicated by the woman’s “unacceptable” behaviour in their gendered roles as daughters, daughters-in-law or wives.

In 2016 VV launched Khel Badal, a campaign to dismantle patriarchy, motivated by the belief that every woman should have the tools to question the inequality and restrictions they experience.  Community Correspondents tell stories of everyday patriarchy and normalised sexism, which are the root cause of the high numbers of rapes, domestic violence and sexual harassment.  63 of our correspondents are running Discussion Clubs in their villages; they watch some of VV’s 500 gender videos and help each other break patriarchal stereotypes amongst the boys and girls in their households.

Mentally Challenged Dalit Woman Allegedly Raped in Puri, Odisha

 
/ November 12, 2021

She went in the open to defecate when the accused started following her and took her into the jungle.

Women from Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh Running Own Successful Ventures Funded by Self-Help Groups

 
/ November 10, 2021

40 women leading these business ventures were felicitated by the Member of Legislative Assembly.

Paper Delivery Woman From Nashik Breaks Gender Barriers

 
/ November 8, 2021

Sonali Desai has chosen her way towards financial freedom and is serving as an inspiration to many.

Uttar Pradesh Self Help Groups Empower Women to Become Financially Independent

 
/ April 1, 2021

A social impact initiative by Uttar Pradesh state government is changing the lives of rural women.

Meet Rita Maurya, A Woman E- Rickshaw Driver Breaking the Shackles of Patriarchy

 
/ March 22, 2021

Rita helps her husband Rajesh in running the household by earning extra for the family.

IWD2021 | Orphaned in Childhood, This Woman Fought Against All Odds to Educate Herself and...

 
/ March 8, 2021

Dr. Jaymati Kashyap has worked to preserve the Gondi language and rescued many women from human trafficking.

In West Bengal, One Woman Is Reviving A Centuries Old Tradition of Women Working As...

 
/ January 27, 2021

In modern India, it is unheard that a woman officiated as the priest of a religious event.

Jharkhand Contractor Commits Sexual Violence Against Pregnant Woman | COVID-19

 
/ December 14, 2020

Women have been subjected to unimaginable suffering during the COVID-19 lockdown.