Shadow pandemic: How women’s empowerment can have catalytic effect on human development

By Moin Qazi* There’s the pandemic you know about all too well. It is taking a heavy toll on lives and livelihoods. Then, there’s the shadow pandemic, which is rapidly unraveling the limited but precious progress the world has made toward gender equality in the past few decades. This shadow pandemic can be seen in … Continue reading Shadow pandemic: How women’s empowerment can have catalytic effect on human development

Visually disabled women face extreme vulnerability especially in precarious situations

By Sheshu Babu Atrocities on women are increasing day -by- day and they are struggling to cope with gruesome attacks by male. Disabled women, especially visually disabled, are all the more disadvantaged and their handicap is being used as a convenient condition for assault and exploitation. Recent example In Bhopal, a 53 year old visually … Continue reading Visually disabled women face extreme vulnerability especially in precarious situations

Shalan Shelke who galvanized poor, unlettered women in a remote corner of deep hinterland

By Moin Qazi* In the last two decades, the gender landscape in rural India has been greening, and women are now on the cusp of a powerful social and political revolution. The harbinger of this change is a unique policy experiment in village-level governance, the Panchayat Raj Act, which has brought transformative results for the … Continue reading Shalan Shelke who galvanized poor, unlettered women in a remote corner of deep hinterland

Critical role in building capacities of women as change makers to improve rural governance

By Moin Qazi* During the last two decades the gender landscape in rural India has been slowly greening and women are now on the cusp of a powerful social and political revolution. The harbinger of this change is a unique policy experiment in village-level governance that has brought transformative results for the weakest of the … Continue reading Critical role in building capacities of women as change makers to improve rural governance

Women panchayat leaders today aren’t just mouthpieces for their politically-savvy husbands

By Moin Qazi* In the last two decades, the gender landscape in rural India has been slowly greening and women are now on the cusp of a powerful social and political revolution. The harbinger of this change is a unique policy experiment in village-level governance that has brought transformative results for the weakest of the … Continue reading Women panchayat leaders today aren’t just mouthpieces for their politically-savvy husbands

A British Court of Appeal ruling that disregards the accounts of many minority women

British civil rights organizations, Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and One Law for All, comment on the United Kingdom's Court of Appeal ruling that women who are unable to register their marriage in accordance with the law are not entitled to financial remedies on the break-up of their marriage: On the 13th and 14th November 2019, Southall Black … Continue reading A British Court of Appeal ruling that disregards the accounts of many minority women

How women along transboundary Mahakali river found their ways to get around resistance

By Minket Lepcha* “Cackling hens.” Till very recently, the women of far western Nepal were so used to this derisive comment whenever they opened their mouths that they never did. But there is a change in the mountain air. Women living along the transboundary Mahakali River that marks the western border of Nepal with India … Continue reading How women along transboundary Mahakali river found their ways to get around resistance