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#India – Brave Girl battles her own child marriage #mustread

The one who got away ADITI BHADURI, The Hindu, Akila at her college in Dharmapuri , Tamil Nadu. – Aditi Bhaduri   This brave teen took on her family to prevent her forced marriage. She looks like any other teenager… Continue Reading →

#India – When parents leave their children in care of grand parents #Family

A labour of love   DIVYA SREEDHARAN, The hindu The HinduPhoto: K. Ananthan TOPICS A LABOUR OF LOVE Urban working parents across India leave their children in the care of grandparents. The author takes a look at this arrangement. Veena… Continue Reading →

The Mommy Market #Sundayreading

By Nidhi Dugar Kundalia  Kindle Magazine This is Pooja Bhandari*. And every morning, even before I edge out from under my ostrich feather comforter, I grab my iPad and start to Mommy Blog. I always begin by composing a prayer… Continue Reading →

When Rape is not Rape #Vaw #Womenrights

Majlis Team, Mumbai Sometime around August, 2012* newspapers reported that a 14 year old girl was raped. The girl was 8 months pregnant and had been admitted to hospital. The rapist, a Muslim youth, was arrested. We decided to follow… Continue Reading →

Mexican Indigenous Moms Pushed, Pulled by Fertility #Vaw #Womenrights

By Vania Smith-Oka WeNews guest author   Credit: Shawna Nelles on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0). (WOMENSENEWS)–Most women in Amatlan consider themselves, their neighbors and their friends to be good mothers. Almost all the women in the community… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- Norwegian child confiscation case

CHILD WELFARE COMMITTEE, BURDWAN 163, BELHATI ROAD, DHALDIGHIPAR, BURDWAN-713101 PRESS RELEASE 8 November 2012 The Child Welfare Committee of Burdwan (CWC) has today passed interim orders for release of the siblings Abhigyan Bhattacharya (4 yrs) and Aishwarya Bhattacharya (23 months)… Continue Reading →

End of the road for mentally ill?

End of the road for mentally ill? Arita Sarkar Chennai, June 7, 2012, The Hindu Patients who are not claimed by their families continue to live in the wards and are employed in the industry therapy unit Two months ago,… Continue Reading →

Woman accepts sweeper’s job, faces social boycott

By Ejaz Kaiser | HT Media – Mon 4 Jun, 2012 Raipur, June 4 — If you thought the caste system comes alive only during elections and weddings, think again. Nearly 300 km from Raipur, the stigma of a “menial” job is… Continue Reading →

In Mumbai, buy a baby boy in seven days for 2 lakhs

  Feb 20, 2012 –Mumbai: In an explosive sting operation that lasted for about a week, MiD DAY blows the lid off a thriving baby-selling racket in the city, in which infants are sold like commodities for Rs. 2-3 lakh…. Continue Reading →

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