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Spiralling Violence, Disappearing Women

On August 23, 2014, an elderly woman was returning home when she saw a group of men molesting a girl and beating her up. ...read more

In The Cold Desert, Water Woes Of Ladakhi Women

In the scorching midday heat, Tsewang Ladol steps into the courtyard outside her house and calls out to her neighbours, her dusty grey goncha (traditional Buddhist robe) flapping in the light breeze. ...read more


Actor-Educator Swaroop Rawal Teaches Girls To Dream

In the small rural hamlet of Banaskantha in Gujarat there was a time when girls used to study only up to Class Five. ...read more


Once A Star Athlete Bibiana, 17, Is Now A Domestic Worker

Like many impoverished women from her state, when Bibiana Kulu, 17, was in need of a job to support her family, her friends put her in touch with a broker who promised to do something for her. ...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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