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Botswana: Celebrate Women Everyday – Shukla

Botswana: Celebrate Women Everyday – Shukla

High Commissioner of India to Botswana, Dr Ketan Shukla says women should be celebrated every day because they play a big role in the society. Giving a keynote address at the women in leadership dialogue in Gaborone, he stated that the goal of the event was to promote inclusiveness of women from different walks of […]

Angry Mob Attacks Africans In India After Teen’s Death

Angry Mob Attacks Africans In India After Teen’s Death

Hundreds of residents of an Indian city where a teenage boy died of a suspected drug overdose went on a violent rampage against Africans, using steel chairs to attack shoppers in a local mall. The riots broke out late Monday after police in Greater Noida, a satellite city of New Delhi, released five African students […]

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

‘Pedal Power’ Gets Girls To School In India, Kenya

  In developing countries, attending school can be a daily struggle for some children. They may walk several kilometers to school because their families do not have money to send them on buses or other forms of transportation. With schools far away, and little money to pay for transport costs, parents worry about the safety […]

India: Street Kids Publish Newspaper To Raise Awareness

India: Street Kids Publish Newspaper To Raise Awareness

Delhi, India – Sexual abuse, torture, drug addiction, harassment at the hands of thugs and policemen sums up life of street children in India. Delhi’s Balaknama newspaper – the Voice of Children, which is run by the street children has been working to highlight the plight of fellow youngsters. The editor of Balaknama, 17-year-old Shambhu, washes cars […]

Female Tourists Should Not Wear Skirts In India, Says Tourism Minister

Female Tourists Should Not Wear Skirts In India, Says Tourism Minister

India’s tourism minister has said foreign women should not wear skirts or walk alone at night in the country’s small towns and cities “for their own safety”. Discussing tourist security in the north Indian city of Agra, site of the Taj Mahal, Mahesh Sharma said foreign arrivals to India were issued a welcome kit that […]

Women Walk Alone To Reclaim India’s Streets From Fear And Harassment

Women Walk Alone To Reclaim India’s Streets From Fear And Harassment

fter a long and tiring day, Neha Khandelwal, 26, fell asleep on the bus in Delhi on her way home. She woke up, startled, when she felt someone grab her breasts. Drowsy and not completely alert, it took her a minute to gauge what had happened. The man sitting next to her on the bus […]

Delhi Schools Offer Safe Space For Children To Speak Up About Sexual Abuse

Delhi Schools Offer Safe Space For Children To Speak Up About Sexual Abuse

In the cavernous assembly hall at Victor public school in the Delhi suburb of Shahdara, hundreds of pupils sit cross-legged on the floor to watch a story about seven-year-old Komal. Komal’s parents become friendly with a new neighbour. He treats her affectionately and her parents tell her to call him Bakshi Uncle. He gives her […]

No Legal Status: How India Is Ignoring Its Thousands Of Displaced Citizens

No Legal Status: How India Is Ignoring Its Thousands Of Displaced Citizens

It has been three years since Madvi Deva, 30, saw his two young children and his elderly parents. “I miss them very much. But if I go back to my village in Chhattisgarh [state in central India], I will die,” he says. Deva and his wife, Sumi, are now living in Terapad village in Khammam […]

India’s All-Female Paper Goes Digital To Make Gender Taboos Old News

India’s All-Female Paper Goes Digital To Make Gender Taboos Old News

  n the first day of her new job, Meera* came home after dark, and the elders of her household scolded her. “What kind of job is this that means you have to stay out so late?” they shouted. “You can’t do this work – tell them you won’t be coming back tomorrow. What will […]

Indian Activist Ends 16-year Hunger Strike With A Lick Of Honey

Indian Activist Ends 16-year Hunger Strike With A Lick Of Honey

After 16 years, it was a lick of honey that did it. The world’s longest hunger strike ended on Tuesday when an Indian human rights campaigner gave up her protest against state violence but pledged to continue the fight in the political arena. Crinkling her face at the taste of food, Irom Sharmila, 44, from […]

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