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In India, Vast Majority of Organ “Donors” Are Women

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.

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Reviewing The Year in Indian Women’s Rights

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.

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Gang of Pink: Indian Women Fight Injustice

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.

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The Fight Against Sex Selection

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?

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Women and AIDS in India

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.

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India’s Skewed Sex Ratio

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.

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The Choice of Sex Selection

Sex selective abortion is a complex issue in India, rooted in patriarchal culture and gender inequality. Deepali Gaur Singh takes a deeper look.

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Denying Young People the Right to Know

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.

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“A Country of Housemaids”

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.

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Marrying the Rapist

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.

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