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 (...

Changing The World – One Couple At A Time

It was August. Bundelkhand, after many years had witnessed good rains. The fields had turned into a light shade of green. The green, instead of the brown parched earth, brimming with energy, life and optimism was a fitting prelude to our meeting. We were in Chitrakoot, a district in Uttar...

How this 12-year-old girl broke the norm

 Despite her young age Komal from Uttar Pradesh in northern India has already faced a lifetime of discrimination. But she’s determined to use sport to show her strength, and is literally taking the fight for girls to get the same opportunity as boys into her own hand. Tackling the belief that...

Why is passing the Women’s Reservation Bill urgent?

 “Does it really require to have women’s reservation in the Parliament? Don’t you think efficient men will lose their opportunity to make the necessary impact?” A young woman political leader put this question to the delegation of women’s rights organisation (WRO) when they met her...