June 30, 2021

When COVID-19 reaches the vulnerable tribes in hilltops

Despite government’s efforts, reluctance to get tested and isolated, and not adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, has led to an increase in infection among Odisha’s particularly vulnerable tribal groups

June 15, 2020

Dongria Kondhs struggle to sell forest produce during lockdown

As the peak harvest season of minor forest produce coincides with the lockdown period, the tribes of Niyamgiri Hills struggle to sustain their forest-based livelihood

March 23, 2020

ओडिया आदिवासियों ने बच्चों के जन्म में अंतराल के लिए, त्याग दी परम्परा

बच्चों के एक के बाद एक, जल्दी-जल्दी जन्म के दुष्प्रभाव और कृषि और घरेलू कार्यों के तनाव, की दोहरी मार झेल रही ओडिशा की आदिवासी महिलाएं, गर्भ निरोधकों का उपयोग करने के लिए समुदाय के नियमों को तोड़ रही हैं

September 23, 2019
Community norms that do not subscribe to using contraceptives have led to Saora and Dongria Kondh tribal women to have many children in quick succession (Photo by Basudev Mahapatra)

Odiya tribes shed tradition to space out childbirths

Odisha’s tribal women, suffering the adverse health effects of childbirths in quick succession combined with strenuous agricultural and household work, are breaking community norms to use contraceptives