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The Burning Question:  Why are Cows Safer Than Women In India?

Given the simultaneous rise in cow protection laws and crimes against women, people have often wondered if cows are safer than women in India. The observation has been expressed in many forms. 23-year-old artist Sujatro Ghosh decided to start a project where he got women to wear a cow mask …

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The India’s Anti-Human Trafficking Caravan: 1 Month, 5,800 Kms

You know when the “anti-human trafficking caravan” is in town. The loudspeakers blare as the large white bus moves slowly through towns and villages and an animated voice calls on residents – young and old – to come and join the fun. And the fun really is fun – ranging …

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Heartbreaking images of dead mother by the tracks while her Wailing Infant Tries to Breastfeed

Early on Wednesday morning, the body of a young woman was spotted by people in Damoh, around 250 km from state capital Bhopal who lay dead by the railway tracks. Her starving one-year-old son was clinging to her, weeping, trying to nudge her awake. The police suspect the woman may …

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To Modiji and Mr. Jaitley: Women need Sanitary napkins over Sindoor and Bangles

The provisions announced under the Goods and Services Tax on May 18 declared that sindoor, bangles, and bindis are now exempt of taxes while the tax on sanitary napkins still stands at 12%. Statistics show that around 88% of menstruating women in the country don’t have access to sanitary napkins. Women end up using dry …

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Haryana Police Survey shows that women Mostly Face Harassment during Commute

The Haryana Police’s first-ever survey on harassment of women has found that the maximum number of such incidents occur when victims travel to and from schools, colleges and offices .The online survey was conducted from May 2 to May 17 with an aim to assess the nature and scale of …

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After a week of hunger strike, Haryana girls finally get upgraded school in their village

When there is a threat of any kind of harassment to girls or women, the usual Indian response is to either blame the girls or restrain them from venturing forth in the name of protection. But when these students went on the strike, their families and villagers were more than …

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Kerala govt takes notice to women’s hygiene—to distribute sanitary pads in all schools

The impactful #LahuKaLagaan hashtag that surfaced on social media a little over a month ago started a conversation that had been a long time coming—the government’s unfair levy of taxes on sanitary napkins. As various campaigns and videos—like a petition by SheSays and Congress MP Sushmita Dev, and a video …

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Redefining Gender Roles: Meherunnisa Shaukat Ali, A female bouncer in Delhi

There was a time when Meherunnisa Shaukat Ali couldn’t wait to be a bride. Then two things happened to change her plans: her father lost a lot of the family’s money trading shares, and she grew tired of people making fun of how skinny she was. So Meherunnisa joined a …

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Doctors grant permission to abort for 10-year-old Raped by Stepfather

The 10-year-old girl from Haryana left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather should be allowed to have an abortion, the doctors decided after a court in Rohtak asked them to take a call. The child is 20 weeks or five months pregnant, say doctors at a hospital …

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Death Tragedy gone viral: 13 year ol Begged Father For Money To Treat Cancer

“Daddy…please do something and save me” – says a 13-year-old girl in an incredibly tragic WhatsApp video to her father, begging him for money for her cancer treatment. Young Sai Shri died on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, but her tearful voice is being heard by thousands through the video …

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