Stories of Change: Strike back the silence

Dolly got married before she was 18 years of age. She hails from Purkazi Block of Muzzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. Her marriage was celebrated with great grandeur along with a fat dowry, expensive household gifts to her in-laws.  The demands for gifts by the in-laws increased and when...

Stories of Change: Rise. Resist. Rebel

“My name is Shivaratri which stands for light that emanates after a long period of darkness... Hence, I want to be a light for others and try and eradicate darkness from every woman’s life,” she said to one of our team members who had gone to meet her. Shivaratri Patri, a Gond tribal woman from a...

The pathways to gender equality are far from straight

The feminist trade-union of women wastepickers in India, has 8,000 members all of whom belong to the ‘lower’ Dalit caste. Established in the early 1990’s, the trade-union has brought about tremendous improvements in women’s public and private lives. However limited research exists on men’s (...