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

Chetan Bhagat | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Chetan Bhagat

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

South Asia Is Waging An Undeclared War Against Women

Bina Shah | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Bina Shah

It's a more important war than the one against terrorism being fought so desperately in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It's a more pressing issue than whether or not Pakistan and India will enter into a nuclear race, or whether Pakistan's nuclear bombs can be kept secure. It is the major issue in the region, which, if left unresolved, will result in greater instability throughout the region.

Practicing on the Margins of Mainstream Law: A Personal Perspective on Sexual Violence in India

Naina Kapur | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Naina Kapur

It was a classic case with an atypical witness -- a young man, that rare witness to a rape, who exposed to us all the elements of what was so deeply broken in our criminal justice system when it comes to women and sexual violence. He was indeed the hero amongst us all.

Promoting Women's Economic Participation in India

Cherie Blair | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
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 Violence In India Contributes To High Maternal Death Rates

The Atlantic | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact

The operating room was chilly on a grey morning in Bihar, Northern India. Tile floors did nothing to insulate from the thick, damp cold seeping throug...

When My Mother Heard I Was Traveling Alone to India...

Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

Sporting loose brown pants, 100 rupees in my left shoe, 3 layers of wrinkled shirts, a money belt tucked under the second shirt layer and looped through my pants, glasses, frizzy hair running amok, old sneakers and an alarm in my pants pocket, I exited the hotel gates.

Protests Against Rape in India: Can the Myth of Male Protection Be Shaken?

Inderpal Grewal | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Inderpal Grewal

One of the hallmarks of patriarchy is that it allows men to be either rapists or protectors, or even both. The recent gang rape and subsequent death of a young woman in Delhi could and should shake the belief in the myth of male protection.

The Gang Rape and Murder of an Indian Woman and a New Year's Commitment to Ending Sexual Violence

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Malika Saada Saar

In the 21st century there is another type of bondage and sub-humanness that is biologically determined: gender-based violence. Like race-based slavery, it is trans-global, and culturally entrenched.

A Women's Self-Help Group in Hyderabad, India

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Women who would not have socialized were coming together for the purpose of improving their lives.

First Impressions: Angel Investing in India, Part 2

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

As I sat listening to the divergent views emerging among the entrepreneurs, it was clear to me that while some felt they were held back by the cultural expectations of women, others were moving forward with conviction.

First Impressions: Angel Investing In India, Part 1

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We were encouraged by the open discussion and the expressed expectation of rapid growth even though the entrepreneurial market is nascent in India. This was the first of several meetings we had in New Delhi, but the perception of the challenges and opportunities was beginning to take shape.

Finding the Balance: Gender and Judging in India's Appellate Courts

Kalyani Ramnath | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kalyani Ramnath

In the case of India, women appointed to the appellate judiciary had to not only work to be seen as competent judges, but also not as mere symbols.