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Feminism to Me Doesn't Mean a Choice to Not Work -- Here's Why

Tanushree Ghosh | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women
Tanushree Ghosh

Equality comes with rights, but rights can't be sustained without performing to the duties. If most men in the families, irrespective of the country of residence, suddenly said they want to choose not to earn or provide for the family, will that be acceptable to most of us? Will we rise up to the occasion and step into shoes of primary bread winners?

VProud Teams With Female Rap Duo To Combat India's Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.24.2015 | Media

Last month, two Indian women known as "BomBaebs" caught the world's attention with a three-minute slam-poetry video speaking out against rape culture ...

Indian Women Take Down Their Country's Rape Culture In 3-Minute Rap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

Two Indian women busted rhymes to make a point, and they got the world's attention. Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi uploaded a video to YouTube o...

Thousands Of Indian Schools Implement Gender Classes To Fight Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact

Some boys in India are questioning why their girl classmates have much more housework than they do. And according to some, those questions could le...

Without Government Action, Burden Will Remain on Women to Fight Back Against Violence

Ravi Verma | Posted 02.11.2015 | Home
Ravi Verma

The viral videos provide just one snapshot of the reality faced by India's women and girls, but the real causes and consequences of this ever-present violence have remained absent from the conversation.

She Can Wear What She Wants Because She Lives in a Free Country Called India

Chetan Bhagat | Posted 02.07.2015 | Home
Chetan Bhagat

Until we engage with all sides, no matter how regressive their attitude, we will never make a breakthrough in attitudes towards women.

Sabrina Siddiqui

This Viral Short Film In India Makes A Strong Statement On Women's Safety | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.22.2014 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Can India, a country struggling to combat an increasingly high-profile rape culture, envision a society where women feel safe in the com...

Safer Cities: India's Women and Girls Can't Wait

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

Women like Nitya, Devi, Anjali and Deepa deserve better. They deserve safe public spaces where they can attend school, ride the bus or report incidents to the police without fear they will be stigmatized or ignored.

When is Enough, Enough? India's Women and Girls Must Be Safe to Live Their Lives

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

New Delhi women and girls surveyed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) told us that they feared walking on the street, visiting the market, even waiting on a bus.

Are India's Cities Any More Safe Today for Women and Girls?

Sarah Degnan Kambou | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Sarah Degnan Kambou

Do women and girls feel safer? Are perpetrators of sexual violence held accountable? Or is justice languishing in courtrooms and police stations while women continue to fear for their safety every time they step out of their homes?

Indian Politician Says Women Who Have Sex Before Marriage Should Be Hanged

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.15.2014 | Home

In full national election season, a top Indian politician sparked global outrage by arguing that women who have sex before marriage should be hanged. ...

Dear Indian Media, Please Stop Calling the Kettle Black

Kuro Tawil | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Kuro Tawil

The Indian media needs to focus their attention more on highlighting a real and growing problem, and less time trying to convince its citizens that things are not as bad as they seem.

This Powerful Ad Turns The Male Gaze Back On Men

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Judging from this new ad, men are made just as uncomfortable by leering stares as women are. Indian film school Whistling Woods International, re...

Indian Women Break the Silence Around Rape

Kayonaaz Kalyanwala | Posted 02.21.2014 | Home
Kayonaaz Kalyanwala

The anger has diffused but not disappeared. We -- women, men, feminists, activists and politicians -- continue to ask questions and seek answers as to how we can end rape. The reality looks bleak. But the future is hopeful, if only because women across India are beginning to be heard.

LOOK: India Mourns On First Anniversary Of Brutal Gang Rape

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

It has been exactly one year since a 23-year-old medical student was raped while traveling home with a friend in the Indian capital, a horrific crime ...

Seeking Transformative Justice in the Aftermath of the New Delhi Rape Case

Ruth Messinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Ruth Messinger

By strengthening the voices of women, girls and other marginalized communities, and by advocating simultaneously for changes in policies, we are one step closer to realizing an inclusive vision for justice and to building a world in which tragedies like the Delhi rape case are a thing of the past.

Parents Of Gang Rape Victim Hope Legacy Will Empower Women Worldwide

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.17.2013 | Home

The parents of a student fatally gang raped in New Delhi have told Australian television her attackers deserve the death sentence they have been given...

Promoting Women's Economic Participation in India

Cherie Blair | Posted 05.21.2013 | Home
Cherie Blair

Women are half India's demographic dividend; if they are given the right tools and community support, they can not only become financially independent, but could also become the engines that fuel India's future growth.

How The US Can Help Stop Violence Against Women In India

TakePart | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact

It is 2013, and yet the status of women around the world remains critical. At every stage of life, females are still at risk in places like Afghanista...

December Diary: Where Women, Education and Violence Are Concerned, Progress Is Not Inevitable

Laurie L. Patton | Posted 03.30.2013 | Home
Laurie L. Patton

Even with progress in education, violence against women has not abated. There is a global backlash against this progress, this insistence that educated women are also women in the public sphere. And the backlash is in the news every day.

Rage In India As More Women Attacked

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Home

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India, Jan 1 (Reuters) - The ashes of an Indian student who died after being gang-raped were scattered in t...

Not Because a Woman Was Raped

Satpal Singh | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home
Satpal Singh

Unless we recognize and address the root cause of denigration of women, and violence against them, we are just tinkering with the outward symptoms of a chronic disease without treating the disease itself.

Man Accused Of Brutal Bus Gang Rape: 'Hang Me'

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home

One of the six men accused of brutally gang-raping a young woman and assaulting her male friend in New Delhi stunned the court on Wednesday with a sta...

Census Spotlights India's Missing Girls

AFP | Rupam Jain Nair | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

NEW DELHI (AFP) -- The problem of India's "missing girls" has been put under a harsh spotlight by new census data showing the ratio of female to male ...

India: Divorces Become More Common As Romance Gains Importance

GlobalPost | Jason Overdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW DELHI -- In India, love is in the air. Unfortunately, so is the raucous noise of lover's quarrels and the soporific drone of the court judge. The...