Tag: Gender

Self Help group: Empowered or Enslaved?

 
/ January 25, 2016

Women from a self help group in Jagjir Champa, Chhattisgarh have not been paid for stitching work done over past 7 months. 19 women from Jairamnagar gathered together and started stitching uniforms for government schools to tackle unemployment. Even though they continue to work tirelessly, this work contributes nothing towards...

ACID FLUNG AT 15-YEAR OLD : NO COMPENSATION OR TIMELY TREATMENT

 
/ September 26, 2015

On 13 September 2015, Mohammed Gyas Khan and his family were at home in Pachrukhi village, Bihar when two men forcibly barged in and flung acid at his 15-year old daughter. In the tussle with the intruders, who have been identified as Mohammed Ehsaan and Mohammad Belal, Khan, his wife...

No Entry for Women

 
/ September 9, 2015

Pune, Maharashtra | Rohini pawar In Veer village, women are not allowed to enter the Mkhaskoba temple. It is an old tradition that people of Veer village have been following for a very long time. On Women’s day, Rohini visited the Mhaskoba temple wondering may be, on that day they...

Extending Rights

 
/ December 10, 2014

Community Correspondent Rekha Bhangre brings an inspiring story from Madhya Pradesh. Durga, who was recently elected Village head has overcome many barriers in her way. While increasingly women tend to hold prominent posts in their village, the empowerment seems to be a token one as they still have to depend...

Paying the price for my husband’s violence

 
/ July 11, 2014

“I was punched in the face and beaten up…I was beaten on my back with an iron rod,” Mirabai recounts her husband’s violent acts toward her.  The police did nothing to protect her.  The same night her drunken husband murdered the neighbour.  Only then did the police act.  Had they...

Surviving Domestic Violence

 
/ February 14, 2014

“The first year of my marriage was happy… For the next eight years, grave acts of violence were committed against me by my husband and in laws”, says Shivba Manohar who has, with her two children, left that hellish nightmare behind. Community Correspondent Shanti Yevtikar brings you her story from...