Marriages in India: The Politics of Power
Linked to the social ritual of marriage in India is also the sense of fulfillment of “familial obligation” towards one’s children in “getting them married” at the right time. It would not be wrong to see marriages in this light as no less than a “necessary” social security investment at the “right time” for perpetuation of one’s legacy.
Women Entrepreneurship in India: Challenges & Solutions
“Entrepreneurship” by definition is an attitude to create something new, through an activity which creates value in the socio-economic system. This attitude primarily stems from a state of mind which develops naturally as a product of one’s surroundings and experiences. It all comes down to looking at life and career a certain way.
Violence Against Women in India: The Crimes & Their Causes
The dramatic increase in violence against women in India in the past decades has been all too well reported in domestic and international newspapers. Although the statistics speak for themselves, it's nevertheless important to understand that the issue is more global than local. Crimes against women in India will serve here as merely case studies for this persistent social plague which afflicts nearly half of the population of the world.
Gender Discrimination: Women's Rights in India Today
With gender bias becoming an increasingly hot topic, the number of those fighting gender discrimination against women in India is growing every day. But is it enough to change traditions and customs rooted centuries of prejudice and unfair treatment?
Gender Roles & Status of Women in Indian Society
The role and status of women in India is a very hot issue that is passionately debated every day, as ever more women become conscious of the inequalities and bias they suffer from. All around the world, women are an untapped "resource" to fight poverty and violence. And even though their potential has been very clearly revealed time and again in difficult circumstances (world wars, independence movements) men have too often lost sight of it in times of stability.
Top Online Documentaries & Films on Poverty
This is a collection of some of the best online documentaries about a broad range of topics, from politics to refugees, disasters, global warming, poverty and other social challenges that our societies face as a whole.
Women in Poverty: The Key to Breaking the Cycle?
The feminization of poverty – or the growing number of women in poverty – has been ongoing for the past four decades. It means that the proportion of women in the world who suffer from poverty keeps growing and that it is becoming a problem that affects more women than men.
Family poverty & the feminisation of poverty
This article is a complement to our series on women in poverty, focusing mostly on developing countries, we'll look here at a more general picture of family poverty around the world. What challenges families face, the causes of poverty in children and women as well as the role of governments in helping them... or in making things worse.