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.

Read More at: http://www.slguardian.org/?p=28088


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.

read more at: http://www.frontline.in/cover-story/agents-of-change/article7294248.ece

The phone app challenging violence against women in a Mumbai slum

02 June 2015  Mumbai’s Dharavi slum is home to anywhere between 300,000 and 1 million people. Bhanuben was born and brought up here and knows the place like the back of her hand, and the challenges of surviving in this “teeming slum of 1 million souls”.

Read more at http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/jun/02/phone-app-challenging-violence-against-women-mumbai-slum-dharavi

The Truth Behind The Suicide Statistic For Older Teen Girls

02-Jun-2015 That finding made headlines around the world last month after it was .Self-harm can refer to any form of violence to oneself: cutting, drug … Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia and Maldives”.

Read more at http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/02/409731413/suicide-no-1-cause-of-death-for-older-teen-girls

Gay teenager ‘forced to have sex with his own mother’ to ‘cure’ his homosexuality, campaigners in India say

02 June 2015 A teenager was reportedly forced to have sex with his own mother in one of the horrific cases of “corrective rape” uncovered by campaigners in India.

Read more at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/gay-teenager-forced-to-have-sex-with-his-own-mother-in-corrective-rape-in-india-10291949.html