Tag: Gender discrimination

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Meet the Woman Who Changed Her Name at 45

/ September 28, 2018

Hundreds of girls in India are given names indicating they’re unwanted. A woman in Haryana broke this spell and took on a new name.

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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...

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When the Personal is Political: Inequality within Marriage

/ August 25, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one young woman brings her camera and lots of courage to dismantle patriarchy.

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Women Allege Corruption and Gender Discrimination in MNREGA

/ August 18, 2017

MNREGA officials take signatures on blank sheets, leaving women workers in the dark about their records and payment.

Let’s give up the veil, so that we can breathe

/ December 22, 2016

“I want to be able to go out and work too. Purdah and other such practices should end”, says a woman who has been forced to don the veil in her marital home poignantly. “Why is it that men are not forced to wear the veil our?” asks our Community...

Gender in Sports – India Shares Stories about Living and Defeating Patriarchy

/ December 1, 2016

We are taught to conform to gender stereotypes early. But many brave individuals are also challenging them every day through their lived realities. We asked people to share their stories with us. Here are some of the stories we collected.  Discrimination in Sports by Dr Payoshni Mitra I work on...

Dismantling Patriarchy at the Roots – One Video, One Conversation at One Time

/ November 29, 2016

The last time women came out in large numbers on the streets in India was to protest the Delhi bus rape of Jyoti Singh in December 2012. But what about the million small ways in which patriarchy and gender discrimination insinuate themselves into our daily lives? It makes us angry...

VV Impact: Women fight against discrimination, win work in NREGA after two years

/ May 1, 2016

Women of Keshavpur village, Uttar Pradesh had been denied work under NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) for two years because of the patriarchal views of the authorities of the region. Under NREGA, every member of rural India, who demands work has the right to get work. However, the employment...