August 11, 2021

Enabling policies are necessary to ensure gender equality

The pandemic has exacerbated the multiple barriers that women face. Gender-specific policies and accountability in implementation are needed to ensure gender inclusivity

July 30, 2021

Women sustain traditional wisdom of conserving indigenous seeds

Understanding the close link between crop diversity and resilience, women farmers in Mandla ensure that the conservation practice of climate-resilient traditional seeds continues

July 26, 2021

Women volunteers allay vaccine fears in Jharkhand

Acting as a bridge between communities and public health services, setu didis addressed the concerns of villagers and convinced them to get vaccinated

July 9, 2021

Tribal women seize opportunities, turn micro entrepreneurs

With the right support, women in Khunti have overcome challenges and emerged as entrepreneurs. Each woman’s micro business has been her family’s financial mainstay during the pandemic

June 23, 2021

Maternal and child health sidelined amidst COVID-19 emergencies

Rural women dependent on public health care system have not been able to access maternal health care services as hospitals’ focus is on overcoming the COVID-19 crisis

June 7, 2021

Why we need a gender-sensitive pandemic management

Mitigatory measures need to recognize the fact that infected women and women caregivers get a differential treatment in villages due to discriminatory and insensitive perspectives

May 28, 2021

Increased farm work adversely affects women’s nutrition

Spending more time for agricultural activities besides attending to household needs leave very little time for women to cook proper meals, impacting their nutrient intake

April 14, 2021

Where are the women in water governance?

Women contribute equally to livelihood activities involving water. Yet they are absent in the decision-making processes, since only domestic water management is seen as their responsibility

April 9, 2021

Marital blessing helps women understand reproductive system

The traditional phulo-phalo blessing that every newly married couple receives seems a materialistic blessing. With a deeper meaning about fertility, it helps women understand reproductive health

April 5, 2021

Tribal women reap benefits of collective farming

Switching to modern agricultural practices and coming together as producer groups have helped women farmers have the bargaining power about their produce and earn more