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

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

November 25, 2019

Stigmatized Lodha tribe starts new life trajectory

Education and sports have helped the Lodhas, a particularly vulnerable tribal community that was forced to lead an excluded life because they were stigmatized as thieves, to increasingly join the mainstream

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