Martin Macwan on societal and structural flaws, as reflected in Hathras incident

The recent unfortunate, highly deplorable, brutal and heinous incident of rape, body mutilation, murder and burning of a young Dalit girl in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh reveals the sickening neglect of the political community as well as of the society to reinforce caste, gender and power dynamics in the country. In light of this, the Gender Impact … Continue reading Martin Macwan on societal and structural flaws, as reflected in Hathras incident

Child marriage and child labour: Slavery is not dead in sugarcane

In August 2020, Global March Against Child Labour released an evidence-based report, providing an overview of the situation of child labour with a gender lens in sugarcane harvesting in India. The report highlights that children are pushed into hazardous child labour due to structural poverty among harvesters, most of whom are from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled … Continue reading Child marriage and child labour: Slavery is not dead in sugarcane

Hathras and anti-atrocities Act: Why will instances of out of court settlement increase

Part two of the article (click here for part one) by Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) legal experts who have been working with victims of caste atrocities– Gayatri Suman, Shobharam Gilhare, Divya Jaiswal, Hemlata Pradhan, Rajendra Kumar Banjare, and Tendon Kumar Sahu – based on a larger study on the implementation of the the Scheduled Castes and … Continue reading Hathras and anti-atrocities Act: Why will instances of out of court settlement increase

Hathras: Why do promises of progressive amendments to Atrocities Act remain unfulfilled

Even as lakhs of people take to streets demanding justice for Manisha Valmiki, legal experts of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) -- Gayatri Suman, Shobharam Gilhare, Divya Jaiswal, Hemlata Pradhan, Rajendra Kumar Banjare and Tendon Kumar Sahu* -- shed light on some critical challenges faced by grassroots lawyers in using the Scheduled Castes and … Continue reading Hathras: Why do promises of progressive amendments to Atrocities Act remain unfulfilled

Deflationary situation, issue COVID-19 bonds to immediately raise money: Prof Arun Kumar

COVID-19 induced lockdown is a voluntary cessation of economic activity, Prof Arun Kumar, one of India’s most eminent economist, said while addressing the audience in a Distinguished Lecture #WebPolicyTalk organized by Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi on Socio-Economic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic in India held on October 7, 2020. Prof Kumar is … Continue reading Deflationary situation, issue COVID-19 bonds to immediately raise money: Prof Arun Kumar

Women’s leadership in India’s development sector: Furthering UN goal to promote gender equality

By Anjali Makhija, Ellora Mubashir* India is a large developing market economy with the world’s second largest population. As a result, the economy is the fifth largest by GDP, but the per capita GDP is 139 in the world. Similarly, India is the third largest in purchasing power parity (PPP), but the per capita PPP … Continue reading Women’s leadership in India’s development sector: Furthering UN goal to promote gender equality

Changing face of Bodla and Pandariya blocks in Chhattisgarh: Empowering the tribal community

By Gazala Paul, Pankaj Mishra* When 14 families from areas surrounding Chorbhatti village under Bodla block in Kawardha district of Chhattisgarh decided to settle down at Amlidih hamlet in 2002, their status was slightly better than non-citizens. Devoid of primary documents such as voter identity, ration and job cards, besides land-related papers, the Baiga families, … Continue reading Changing face of Bodla and Pandariya blocks in Chhattisgarh: Empowering the tribal community