Tag: Uttar Pradesh

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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?

‘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.