Tag: Uttar Pradesh

Too Beautiful to Pray?

 
/ September 4, 2017

Patriarchy supplies a slew of bizarre rationales for keeping women away from places of worship.

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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.

When Children ‘Perform’ Gender

 
/ July 26, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh children exaggerate ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ when performing gendered actions. But are things as black and white as they seem?

‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

 
/ July 12, 2017

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces and then successfully execute their work.

Menstruation is Still Shrouded in Silence and Shame

 
/ June 28, 2017

A woman on her period is supposed to follow a thousand baseless stipulations of what she can eat, where she can go, what she can touch. When shall we learn to treat period as yet another normal bodily function?

200 Village Residents hold Authorities Accountable for Lack of Work Under MGNREGA

 
/ June 16, 2017

In a small drought affected village in Uttar Pradesh, the community came together to solve systemic bureaucratic apathy and wrested the employment guaranteed under MGNREGA.

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Swachh Bharat Mission fails 500 families in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ May 22, 2017

Are these 500 families in Uttar Pradesh village, an exception or is it part of a trend indicating improper implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission? “Advertisements promoting the Swachh Bharat Mission are all over the television. The government is shouting from rooftops that toilets will be built. But it’s all...

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Tragic Death of Two Children Motivates Community to Demand School

 
/ March 16, 2017

The tragic death of two girls was the catalyst for transformation in a village in Uttar Pradesh to demand a school in their village, under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009.