Tag: women rights

Bend it Like Poonam: Adolescent Girls Challenge Patriarchy on the Football Field

 
/ April 3, 2017

Mahila Swarojgar Samiti is helping teenage girls in Varanasi shape their identity and be more confident about their sexuality through football.

Sita and Twenty Widows Appeal for Widow Pension in Bihar

 
/ February 10, 2017

Makulal, a poor widow of Bihar has not received any widow pension fund under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) since her husband died a decade ago. She would earlier do manual labour for a living, but her failing health has forced her to stop working. She and her young...

Five Kashmiri women write about mass-rape that happened twenty years ago in Kashmir

 
/ May 4, 2016

“Do you remember Kunan Poshpora? a book by five young Kashmiri women Essar Batool, Ifrah Butt, Samreena Mushtaq, Munaza Rashid and Natasha Rather investigates the fateful night of mass-rape of over 80 women by the Army in the villages of Kunan and Poshpora in 1991. The book published by Zubaan...

Failures of Indira Awaas Yojana in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ November 18, 2014

Radhika Devi — a 40-year-old woman and a widow — from Durga Nagar village in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, has been waiting for assistance under the Indira Awaas National Housing Scheme. Since the death of her husband 5 years ago, nothing has happened. She isn’t alone either; several other...

Domestic Abuse Victim Gives Testimony

 
/ January 19, 2012

Woman talks about her life as a victim of domestic violence.

Nokma: The Powerless Woman Leader

 
/ December 20, 2010

Tribal women in India’s Meghalaya become leaders, but are dominated by male relatives.