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Indian Mothers Reject Overprotective Parenting

by Swati Sanyal Tarafdar –India– “I always walked back home after school, mostly all by myself, and sometimes accompanied by a friend who might be sharing […]

Family, Feature Articles, India, The World, United States

Cautious Optimism Fills India’s Women

By Aditi Bhaduri – India – On the 15th of August, India celebrated 67 years of independence from British colonial rule. A new wave of optimism […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Laws & Legislation, Politics & Democracy, Women's Empowerment

Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf –Indian-administered Kashmir– When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Kashmir, Mental Health, Motherhood, Political Prisoners, Social Justice, South Asia, The World, War & Conflict

Hidden Harassment: The Challenges of India’s Pink-Collar Worker

by Shobha Sriram -India–  Stand up straight. Chin up. Look forward. Move fast, but with purpose. Brace yourself. These are not the words of a ballroom […]

Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, India, Labor Issues, Politics & Democracy, Sexism, Sexual Harassment, Social Justice, The World

Heroes Never Die: The Sundown Parade at the Wagah Border

by Urmila Chanam -India- The cover from enemy fire at the position he decided to occupy was scant, exposing him and his buddy to extreme danger. […]

Feature Articles, India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, War & Conflict

Afghan, Pakistani and Indian Women Pressure Afghan Government in Advance of Election

by Aditi Bhaduri –India– April 2014! It hangs like a Damocles’ sword over the Indian sub-continent. While Afghans may be the  immediate beneficiaries, the ramifications of […]

Afghanistan, Elections, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Human Rights, India, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, The World

India’s New Sexism of ‘Safety’

by Neeta Lal –India– December 16, 2013 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Nirbhaya, the young physiotherapist who died after being brutally gang raped […]

Feature Articles, India, Laws & Legislation, Motherhood, Sexual Violence, The World, Violence Against Women

On Anniversary of Delhi Gang Rape, Three Works of Art Confront Violence Against Women

by Priti Salian –India– I left the theater shaking, cold, and rather broken. Besides the overarching story of Nirbhaya herself, five other women came forward to […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, India, Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women

For Girls of Gangyap, Basketball Proves Life-Changing

by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- The young players’ hands are engraved with the names of celebrated Women’s National Basketball players. Though each displays a different champion, they […]

Feature Articles, India, Social Change, Sports, Teaching & Learning, The World, Women's Empowerment

Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam –India– “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, India, Sex Work

Dowry Tradition Prevails in Sri Lanka, Preys on Women

by Nicola Yeeles – UK– Priyanka* is a soft-spoken, gently rounded 46-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman with a friendly manner. She is training to be a […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Human Rights, India, Marriage, Religion, The World, Violence Against Women

Changing Perspectives on Motherhood in India: An Interview with Jaishree Misra

by Bhakti Bapat Mathew -India- Motherhood has always been idolized in India. In most Bollywood movies, the mother of the protagonist is an ocean of love […]

Books, Feature Articles, India, Motherhood, The World