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.
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.