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Period Shaming in India Must Stop

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.

Activists Protest Rape With 'Sleep-Ins'

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.12.2016 | World

An Indian activist group is publicly protesting sexual violence against women in the country. Their weapon of choice? Naps. Members of Blank Noise hav...

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...

Group Barrages Company With Sanitary Pads After It Harassed Workers For Menstruating

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact

One group is gathering support online in protest of an Indian company that forced female workers to be strip-searched after a personal hygiene product...

Being a Modern Indian Woman

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Charu Sharma

I am proud to be an Indian. But ours is a hypocritical society, and after tasting immense freedom abroad, I wonder if I will be able to marry a Brahmin man and settle in India to live a relatively submissive, traditional life that perhaps my family may have already pictured for me.

Indian Man Creates New Sanitary Pads After Discovering Wife Was One Of Millions Using Dirty Rags For Protection

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact

Updated: March 10, 2014: 11:35 a.m. EST In 1998, Arunachalam Muruganantham was startled to discover his wife was hiding "nasty cloths" from him --...

Frozen Land, Moving Pictures

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Nancy Graham Holm

Scandinavian film buffs know about it, as well as other Europeans, but it remains a secret to most North Americans.

The Rule: Trapped Between Feminism and Cultural Tolerance in India

Padmini Parthasarathy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Padmini Parthasarathy

The idea that I was impure for a natural function, one that half the population experienced, was odious. I just kept thinking, this is some DUMB old rule written by DUMB old men.But this belief was at odds with other beliefs I also held. I was a guest in my aunt's house.

Maternal Health in India: Where We Are Today

Aparajita Gogoi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Aparajita Gogoi

We believe that every woman counts and where every woman despite her class, caste has the right to have a safe childbirth. Maternal health is a sound investment strategy and we believe that it is important to speak collectively, act quickly and bring about long-lasting change.

I, an Indian Woman

Kanan Dhru | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women
Kanan Dhru

Where do I search for my identity in such contrasting realities? How can I dare to dream when I feel insecure every time I have to step out of my house?

A Woman in Indian Cinema

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Vamsee Juluri

I sometimes hear from women of my mother's generation about what she meant to them. I used to think the admiration was for her image, the roles she played. But, their admiration, I now realize, was more than symbolic; it was also for the fact that she worked.

Collecting Women Making Waves -- Bringing Art to the Indian Masses

Kisa Lala | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

While women remained vulnerable on the streets, in contrast, many wielded great power in art, politics and the media -- albeit within the cocoon of the educated classes. 2013-03-19-kisalalapull.jpg

A Meditation on the Word “NO”

Joya Dass | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Joya Dass

What Annie said next stopped me in my tracks: "Education gives a woman the power to say NO."

In Bollywood, Female Directors Find New Respect

The New York Times | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women

The director Zoya Akhtar laughs as she tells the story of the Steadicam operator who worked on her first film, “Luck by Chance.” He had earlier wo...

Local Woman, 70, Prepares To Start Women's Empowerment Group In India

Algonquin, IL Patch | Allie Stevens | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

"I am 70 years old. Isn't this exciting -- at my age -- to have this brand new life before me?" Meet Karla Chandler. She's 70. She's vibrant. Oh, a...

Shakti: Innate Quality Of A Woman

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

As a woman, an Indian American Asian woman, a Hindu woman, I see the glass is more full than empty.

Indian Women Use Boxing As A Ticket To A Middle-Class Life | SOMINI SENGUPTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Boxing represents a new kind of freedom to the women who entered this steamy, old-fashioned ring on India's southern tip....