India is one of the few countries that does not recognize marital rape as a crime. Recent petitions to change that – and the backlash they’ve sparked – shine a light on how the Indian government and society continue to view women’s right to bodily autonomy.
A rise in attacks against Christians across India raises serious questions about the country’s secular promise.
Female workforce participation in the country has been declining since the 1990s, and fell to a record low of 15.5% last year. So, as the Indian economy has grown, why has it shut out its women?
AFWA’s legal challenges are using the concept of joint-employer liability as a way to hold brands accountable under each production country’s national laws for what it calls “wage theft” during the pandemic.
In India's patriarchal society, a myriad of reasons -- like the lack of decision-making power and access to the right information, household responsibilities, and restriction on movement -- are keeping women from being vaccinated. I speak to a number of women and experts to find out.
COVID-19 will leave its marks for years to come, especially for children who lose a parent. Will the crisis prompt reforms in children's welfare that family advocates say are long overdue?
India's faulty vaccination strategy has led to lack of access and inequity for many Indians, as well as middle and low-income countries globally. Civil society and local communities are helping bridge gaps but it may not be enough.
Populist leaders, including Indian PM Narendra Modi, swept to power in recent years on a wave of promises. But confronted by a public health emergency like COVID-19, they have performed significantly worse than traditional politicians.
In April, the trend line of COVID-19 cases reported in India started rising so steeply that it looked vertical. I contributed to this project with reports on how the second wave affected a resident doctor in Nagpur and ASHA workers in rural Uttar Pradesh.
Home to a massive vaccine industry, India sees an opportunity to expand its leadership among countries feeling left behind, as others stockpile for themselves. It may be generous, but it’s also a boost for New Delhi’s goals.
After providing protection to 125 interfaith couples in November alone, Allahabad High Court ended, after 66 years, a legal provision that made public identities of interfaith couples. The ruling will likely strengthen similar petitions in other courts, despite efforts of BJP states to restrict inter-faith marriage.
Concerns about intolerance in India have been mounting for years. But in the face of fear and prejudice, some interfaith couples are speaking up to celebrate their love and try to smooth the path ahead for others.