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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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
07 June 2015 Kota Kinabalu: Most victims of domestic violence are professional, at the Barefoot College in India under the Swepa Barefoot Solar Project.
Read more at http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=100403
03 June 2015 Recently when the Bill to criminalize marital rape was introduced in India, it was turned down by the Parliament. According to some of the Parliamentarians, marriage is a sacred institution and touching it will leads to breakdown of marriages.
Read more at http://www.countercurrents.org/nigam030615.htm
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
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
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