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Linguistic inclusion on the internet

Linguistic inclusion on the internet

By AlokeThakore

Not a single one of the Eighth Schedule Indian languages is used by more...

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

By Ashoak Upadhyay

If users have to pay for the services available via the internet unde...

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

By Shivani Gupta

The internet is not a gender-neutral space. Women from patriarchal backg...

Digital inequality in the Global South

Digital inequality in the Global South

By TT Sreekumar

Studies which focus on information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

By Rahul De’

Many e-governance programmes in developing countries reach into the furthes...

By Pradeep Baisakh

Orissa’s villages are beginning to see the benefits of committed women sarpanchs spearheading projects under the MGNREGS, and taking up problems and issues with government officials

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By Romit Chowdhury

Praajak, a Kolkata-based NGO which has been working with boys and men for more than a decade now, considers challenging the social construction of patriarchal masculinity a crucial route to achieving the goal of gender equity

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By Rashme Sehgal

Seventy thousand girls across Maharashtra are escaping the oppression of their homes to attend meetings of the Adolescent Girls Group which trains them in gender, health and nutrition and gives them a new confidence

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A women's group fighting sexual harassment in Kanpur finds hundreds of supporters

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Belaku started as a small health research project in rural Karnataka. But then the women said it was all very well to tell them about nutrition and eating right, but who was going to pay for it? Thus began the livelihoods initiative, Kirana 

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The Datamation Foundation uses ICT to tackle the problem of sex-selective abortions. Confidential complaints against law-breakers can be registered on its website, registration of ultrasound equipment is tracked online, and computer carts and community radio take messages into rural areas

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Jabala's Safe Migration Project gets panchayats in West Bengal to keep track of women who migrate into urban areas, providing a safety net for women who get trapped into sex work or slave labour

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An impressive federation of 1,410 women's self-help groups spread across virtually every village in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, funds literacy, health and economic empowerment at the local level

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In Saurashtra and the Panchmahals district of Gujarat ANANDI is ensuring that women set the agenda for infrastructure development, food security and much more. Women here have rebuilt 700 quake-damaged homes, and are trained in disaster-proof construction, repair of handpumps and the digging of wells

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A brief history of the campaign against sex selective abortion in India

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Self-employment among rural women gets a boost through the efforts of SEWA.

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Illiterate tribal women in Uttar Pradesh equip themselves with non-conventional skills like repairing handpumps.

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A unique project explores the indigenous knowledge of traditional midwives.

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The Centre for Women’s Development Studies has worked over two decades to train Santhal tribal women in Bankura, West Bengal, in collective and individual livelihood skills.

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Survivors of violence learn to fight back in Calcutta.

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Shakti Shalini initiates effective action against dowry-related crimes.

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Witch-hunting is still prevalent in some Indian states. FLAC runs a campaign against this appalling practice and supports women accused of practising witchcraft.

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A Delhi-based centre provides support to survivors of incest.

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Mentally ill destitute women find refuge at a rehabilitation home in Chennai.

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