This is the story of Akhila, a young sarpanch from Telangana who has transformed her village with her fearlessness, commitment and dedication. Her story is a reminder for the need to strengthen people’s democracy and institutions at the grassroots.
1.85 million Indian women couldn’t access an abortion during lockdown.
Garment factories have opened but creche services remain dysfunctional, leaving lakhs of women employees distressed and compelled to leave their jobs amid the pandemic.
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An over-burdened public health system is witnessing the state withdraw from its responsibilities towards the welfare of India’s pregnant women amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The pandemic threatens women’s representation in the Indian public discourse and makes them further invisible from the domains of education, employment and empowerment.
Thirteen year old Romina Ashrafi’s brutal murder in the name of honour, puts Iran’s patriarchal society to the forefront of public debate.
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Domestic violence has been on the rise in Bangladesh ever since the lockdown first began.