In a veritable export industry, every year over a thousand organs from India go abroad – most of them to Arab countries – even though the domestic demand is far from met. Seventy-one percent of those supplying the organs are women.
Looking back on the year in Indian women’s rights, it’s clear that women continue to occupy the role of nurturers and care-providers in every Indian sub-culture, religion or group, robbing them of the ability to nurture and care for themselves. It is time for that to change.
The “Gulabi Gang” – women in India donning pink saris – are taking a stand against gender inequity, child marriage and social injustice, employing techniques that shame the accused.
Increased international exposure of sex selective abortions in India is leading the first female president to pledge reform. Will this be any different than laws already on the books, or just more control over women’s lives?
Sex in India is a practise but one that does not enjoy either the space or atmosphere for discussion between the practising partners. As a result many women remain unaware of what HIV/AIDS really means and how they can protect themselves.
The extremely skewed sex ratio in India tells a story of the "girl deficit" caused by banned practices undertaken by people of different religions, social strata and education levels.
Sex selective abortion is a complex issue in India, rooted in patriarchal culture and gender inequality. Deepali Gaur Singh takes a deeper look.
India is the country with the largest population of people living with HIV and AIDS. Yet recently, six Indian states with some of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS have banned sex education in schools.
The Indian government is addressing human trafficking by requiring training for women seeking employment as domestic workers abroad and banning women under 30 from this work in certain countries.
Women who are raped in India face societal pressure to marry their violators; proposals of marriage are seen by some as atonement for the crime, even when they are offered just before a guilty verdict.