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

March 8, 2021

Cooperative helps rural women gain financial independence

Celebrating International Women’s Day gives members of a rural women’s collective the opportunity to reflect on their improved livelihood and progress with renewed zeal towards financial sustenance

February 26, 2021

Centenarian pioneer woman farmer honored with Padma Shri

A hands-on farmer from a young age, unlettered Pappammal has been at equal ease in her farm and in scientific discussions, and a proponent of sustainable and modern farm practices

February 20, 2021

Piplantri plants 111 trees for birth of every girl child

The World Day of Social Justice commemorated on 20 February, is an ideal day to highlight the gender equality that Piplantri ensures, by celebrating the birth of every girl child

February 3, 2021

Empowered rural women demonstrate leadership skills

Providing an enabling environment transforms and empowers rural women. Building on their abilities, the women realize their potential to lead and become change makers

January 25, 2021

How rural India showed resilience, synergy during lockdown

Republic Day is an ideal occasion to celebrate rural India’s positive progress. VillageSquare recollects how communities used the lockdown productively, despite difficulties and loss of livelihoods.