Dalit Women and Village Justice in Rural India

05 June 2015 The vast majority of India’s 1.3 billion people live in its 630,000 villages. They have seen little or no benefit from the country’s economic growth; over 80% do not have ‘approved sanitation’ according to UNICEF, and are forced to defecate in public; village health care, where it exists at all, is poor and inaccessible; education is basic, with large class sizes and schools lacking desks and chairs, let alone books.

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Agents of change

11 June 2015 In 1993, two young women barely out of college, Vandana Gopikumar and Vaishnavi Jayakumar took upon themselves the challenge of caring for mentally ill destitute women. This is unprecedented in Indian academia, a fact that was not lost on many.

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