Independent Journalist reporting on human rights, development & gender. 2019 IWMF Rwanda Fellow. 2017 IRP Fellow to Uganda. 2016 Bitch Media Writing Fellow. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Female participation in the workforce is lower in India than almost any other country on Earth, creating a lack of financial freedom. Tackling the underlying societal and cultural reasons behind this absence of women in the workforce may prove to be an uphill battle.
With the highest chore gap in the world, women in India currently spend 352 minutes per day on unpaid work, compared to the 52 minutes that men spend carrying out unpaid tasks.
Many fear that the rise of Hindu nationalism has tied ‘Indianness’ to religion. But being Indian also means taking part – not just on election days, but every day – in the largest democratic experiment on earth.
Women in the state of Assam are indiscriminately affected by a process to identify illegal immigrants.
Survivor's perspectives are key to prevention and rehabilitation efforts, advocates argue. Young women are helping each other heal, while challenging the attitudes that contribute to trafficking in the first place.
A short report on the protests in Kerala by Catholic nuns demanding the arrest of a Bishop accused of sexual abuse.
In the nation's northeast, Christians and activists struggle over the future of drug users.
Even as the government in Mizoram announced its plans to roll out prevention and aftercare programs, there continues to be consensus among residents that the church has to play a major role for any intervention to be successful.
Golden Women Vision brings together a group of women -- widows, single mothers (some whose children were abducted and never returned), domestic abuse survivors and former abductees, including some who have lost limbs or still live with bullet wounds -- who bake and support each other to move past the conflict in northern Uganda
“There’s an urgent need to empower refugee girls socially and economically. It’s through education that they can achieve transformation at a personal level and that will also benefit the country of their origin.”
A hundred men in the Acholi region have been trained to advocate for family planning by spreading awareness and counselling other men on the health and financial benefits of it.
A short report on the effect of annual floods in Assam on women.
Football plays a therapeutic role in the lives of many former drug users in Sikkim, giving them a healthier identity and creating much-needed support systems.