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Women in Varanasi Take Charge of their Own Future

 
/ February 14, 2019

Shabnam Begum is dismantling patriarchy by helping women from a conservative society push boundaries and claim their right to study, work and to be treated as equal members of society.

Meet Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

 
/ June 21, 2017

In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman automobile mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb.

Dismantle Patriarchy: Years after Marriage, Women say their Husband’s Name for the First Time

 
/ June 8, 2017

Community Correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.

Ostracism in the Name of Respect

 
/ June 7, 2017

A woman is expelled from her marital home and shunned by her neighbours for addressing in-laws by their name.

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

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Home is Where We Must Start to Dismantle Patriarchy

 
/ March 8, 2017

This International Women’s Day, let’s radically transform our private spheres into equal spaces This women’s day are you feeling smothered by pink messages extolling your ‘feminine’ virtues? Are you besieged by offers to buy household and beauty products at great discounts? In the last hundred years, since the USSR, in...

Unpacking Motherhood in the times of Bharat Mata and Gaumata

 
/ May 14, 2017

Mothers from our network reflect on challenges of balancing motherhood and work.

Oppression of the Veil

 
/ December 23, 2016

“I don’t like it, But I am forced to do it…[t]here’s a lot of pressure to veil myself”. This video examines how women’s choices and their voices are repeatedly nulified under patriarchal oppression in the garb of tradition.   The video reveals women performing hard labour like fetching water and...