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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.

A Body of Pain – Questioning Marital Rape on Valentine’s Day

 
/ February 14, 2017

Video Volunteer’s correspondents Usha Patel and Babita Maurya talk about sexual consent in UP’s villages Today is Valentine’s Day. There will be hearts and candies and flowers, at least in the metros. There will also be rapes, in both cities and villages. Legally sanctioned, “sacramental”, marital rapes inside homes. The...

Why can women not name their husbands?

 
/ January 26, 2017

Community Correspondent Madhuri asks Sindhu, Gayatri Devi, Rita Devi and Srisati Devi the names of their husband. The women, of varying age, all smile shyly and unanimously respond that they cannot refer to their husbands by their names. The reason being the husband is a superior creature, equivalent to a...

Why can women not name their husbands?

 
/ January 26, 2017

Community Correspondent Madhuri asks Sindhu, Gayatri Devi, Rita Devi and Srisati Devi the names of their husband. The women, of varying age, all smile shyly and unanimously respond that they cannot refer to their husbands by their names. The reason being the husband is a superior creature, equivalent to a...

Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

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...

Manipur’s Famous All-Women Market in Crisis

 
/ February 14, 2012

Ima Katheis of Imphal, Manipur faces troubled times.