Family Planning: A burden on Indian Women

Women in India alone carry the responsibility of contraception in India, even if it sometimes comes with a health warning. Alka, 35, decided to get sterilized along with the c-section when she had her second child. The process is called ‘postpartum sterilisation’ and is generally considered to be safe. However for Alka, the decision was […]

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A trail of never-ending sexism in newsrooms

Discriminated for beat allocations, doubted for potential, judged on physical appearance, subject to sexist remarks, women journalists in Indian newsrooms have been suffering the brunt of patriarchal mindsets since ages, and it continues. Aditi (name changed), a newspaper reporter, went to cover Uttar Pradesh elections in Muzaffarnagar five years back. Since she was a fresher […]

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Acceptance of male sterilization remains low in Karnataka

Female sterilization is the most accepted contraceptive among couples. One out of 10 men uses condoms according to the National Family Health Survey-5. Rama Belgavi, (38) of Harohalli in Bengaluru’s rural area, was dressed in a faded blue saree with her head covered by her pallu and spoke hesitantly, “After my second child during the […]

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Actresses of the Deccan: Losing the battles to win the war

They have seen, heard, and felt it all—the couch that demeans them, the money that evades them, and the roles not taken. These actresses want to break barriers but find bottlenecks every step of the way—they wonder what will truly bring change. It is 5 A.M. Harini* knows she has a long day ahead, filled […]

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Women workers are at double loss in garment factories

Women working in garment factories in Bengaluru are facing health issues due to unhealthy working conditions. Health concerns towards women workers in garment factories have drastically increased as published in a report by International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. As per the report; 52 percent women faces musculoskeletal disorders, 43 percent faces anemia along with […]

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