Tag: Uttar Pradesh

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Living with Food Insecurity in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ July 2, 2018

Many residents of Shivpuri village in Uttar Pradesh are living in vulnerability without the food security that comes with having a ration card.

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Rural Electrification: The Long Wait for Electricity Supply

 
/ April 4, 2018

As India celebrates its high share in global electricity production, it is important to remember that 51% rural households in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, still have no electricity connection.

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India’s Stone Quarries are Sounding the Death Knell for Their Workers

 
/ March 23, 2018

Tuberculosis and Silicosis are killing innumerous stone quarry and mine workers in the country; both private companies and the government are flouting the law and not taking adequate preventive measures or providing compensation.

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From Child Bride to Firebrand Women’s Rights Activist

 
/ March 19, 2018

In Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, this activist has single-handedly built a support and action network for women survivors of violence. Here's her story.

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Family Planning: Only a Woman’s Responsibility?

 
/ November 21, 2017

New government measures claim to increase the contraceptive choices given to women, but they still put the responsibility of contraception on women.

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?