Contributed from India to this global report.
As the swell of waste from disposable plastics increases, communities are finding there’s no easy fix. The solution may require a societal shift.
Who defines “development”? A village’s enduring resistance against a massive steelworks project highlights gaps in India’s environmental protections and human rights.
India’s press freedoms were spiraling long before authorities targeted the BBC. Trends of anti-media violence, censorship, and legal intimidation could have disastrous consequences for the world’s largest democracy.
Billionaire Gautam Adani became a symbol or prosperity and economic opportunity in modern India. As his fortune comes under scrutiny, so does India's economic model and the country's relationship with its super rich.
The Indian government is investing heavily in tech surveillance for women's safety. But experts say this is a protectionist approach that does not help prevent crime or make cities safer for women and is instead being used to screen people and make arrests.
India is considered to have one of the more liberal abortion laws which is fairly broad in its ambit. Ideally, the result should be easy access to safe services, better maternal health, and rights. But 67% of all abortions in the country are classified as unsafe.
While many countries avoided the predicted uptick in suicides during the pandemic, new data shows India’s toll rose in both 2020 and 2021. Experts say the deaths point to an urgent need for a more holistic suicide prevention strategy.
After the 2020 riots in northeast Delhi, hundreds of arrests were made on the basis of surveillance footage. But the tech is dubious and reflects the biases and prejudices of the government.
Interviewed photographer Yuri Andries and did the research to put together the write-up for this photo essay on Ladakh.
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.