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Why Tivsala’s Women Own Land?

Even though the ‘feminisation’ of Indian agriculture is a well established fact today, women largely continue to be unpaid or poorly-paid workers without any formal entitlements as farmers. ...read more

For Disaster Struck Odiya Women, The Struggles Are Unending

By rotation, floods, droughts and cyclones cripple the eastern state of Odisha every year leaving millions of hapless families to pick up the pieces. ...read more


In Assam’s Tea Gardens Mothers’ Club Fights Alcoholism

In the ‘labour lines’ of Behali tea garden in lower Assam’s Sonitpur district, merriment begins as soon as the sun goes down. ...read more


Where Can Legal Women Seek Justice

In 2000, a young woman lawyer in Andhra Pradesh was reported to have committed suicide allegedly due to sexual harassment by three lawyers. ...read more

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The success story of women's political representation could well be scripted in India's rural hinterland. In April 1993, the Government of India passed the, the Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act mandating that there should be at 33 per cent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs).

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