Results for: dowry

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#PropertyForHer: More Than Just A Room of Her Own

 
/ October 11, 2017

While we push for uniform civil codes, it is important to remember that everyday discrimination remains a significant barrier to #PropertyForHer Tallulah was only two when her father passed away. Her mother was twenty two at that time, with two infants. Circumstances were so dire that Tallulah and her sister...

Why are Indian Girls out of School?

 
/ June 1, 2017

For Rajkumari, a school drop-out, the future only holds the drudgery of household chores, early marriage and child rearing.

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Woman Pays Steep Price for not Meeting Dowry Demands

 
/ May 24, 2017

DONATE NOW! Help us funds for Rajvati’s operation. No matter how big or small, do make a financial contribution

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Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana – A welfare scheme or scam?

 
/ May 17, 2017

More than 1800 women of Jamui district, Bihar have not yet received their entitlement under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana, since September 2013.

Married at Thirteen: How the State Failed a Teenager in Rural Bengal

 
/ May 15, 2017

Conditional Cash Transfer schemes are not enough when powerful patriarchal norms make it acceptable to marry off a child instead of investing in her education

When your Gender Determines Your Pay

 
/ March 29, 2017

In rural Jharkhand, women are earning 40% less than men. But gender pay gap is a global issue - according to the Work

Video Volunteers’ Impact: Perpetrators of dowry death brought to justice

 
/ June 23, 2016

Savitri, 20, was married for just over a year, when her parents brought her battered body home, in the village of Kursi Narayanpur, Bihar. She was sacrificed for the greed of dowry by her husband and in-laws. During the last scuffle of her life, her in-laws along with her husband...

Woman thrashed and abandoned for not paying dowry

 
/ October 13, 2015

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was passed in 2005 to ensure the safety of women against domestic violence. However, a decade later, women like Mamta, from Uttar Pradesh, remain without justice. Hailing from Baritola village of Ambedkar Nagar in UP, Mamta has been a victim of domestic...