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UP Wife’s Demands for Justice Remains Unheard as India Lacks Marital Rape Laws

 
/ July 24, 2019

A woman in Uttar Pradesh has been a victim of forced sexual intercourse by her husband while the law does not consider it “rape”.

Bihar Floods: Lakhs of People Left on the Streets Without Food, Water or Toilets

 
/ July 19, 2019

The recurring floods in Bihar has caused a rise in the level of water in all big and small rivers while the government tries to set up relief camps.  At least 67 people have lost lives in the Bihar flash floods caused by torrential rainfall in the last two weeks...

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Mourning in Mount Abu: Garasia Tribe | Living Cultures – Episode 2

 
/ July 19, 2019

The Garasia tribe believe that their God clawed out a lake in the mountain with his fingernails. The oldest inhabitants of Mount Abu immerse fingernails of their deceased loved ones in the Nakki Lake. The Garasia tribe is one of the most colourful and culturally rich communities in the desert...

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Anwesha Clinic: Educating Adolescents About Menstruation and Mental Health

 
/ July 10, 2019

Anwesha Clinic in West Bengal is an initiative in creating awareness around menstruation, mental health, and hygiene among adolescents.

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Dowry Demands Continue to Haunt This Family in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ July 8, 2019

When Pushpa, from Varanasi, got married, her family gave everything they could, but soon she was asked to leave, as the dowry demand was not met.

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“Full Electrification” Still Leaves Out Many in Rural India

 
/ July 8, 2019

The central government claimed India had achieved “full electrification” in April 2018, but evidence from VV’s network of correspondents proved otherwise. In this piece, we revisit our #Battigul (no electricity) campaign to see if the situation has changed.

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Extreme Caste Discrimination Leaves Puri’s Dalits Threatened and Looted

 
/ July 5, 2019

One of India’s biggest religious hubs, Puri, is also a hub for atrocities against Dalits by upper caste individuals.

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Athai: Raised Platform Reserved for Men Making It a Mascot for Patriarchy

 
/ July 3, 2019

Menstruation becomes the reason for women exclusion at Athai, and public places in Rampur, Rajasthan, barring them to participate in any decision making.