THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
21 July 2017
Women
TRIPLE TALAQ
Misery personified

Activists and supporters are urging the Supreme Court to ban the practice of triple talaq. Ramesh Menon says that the government will have to courageously act on the sticky issue to ensure that thousands of women get justice.

Justice Gender Laws and Policy

COMMERCIAL SURROGACY
To be banned or not? The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 introduced in the parliament proposes a ban on commercial surrogacy. Shoma Chatterji finds out if this will help in checking exploitation of women.
Women's Health Gender Laws and Policy
ENTERPRISING WOMEN
Weaving harmonious threads of change Women of a small village in Uttar Pradesh are weaving not just colorful yarn but also communal harmony in their region. Swapna Majumdar reports.
U.P. Poverty
WOMEN'S DAY
Revisiting the mothers who protested AFSPA A new book tracks down the women who stripped naked 12 years ago to protest against rape and rights abuses under AFSPA. Banamallika Choudhury reviews Mothers of Manipur.
Law and Order Books MANIPUR
RECYCLING AGENTS
Waste pickers live, work with pride A glimpse into the lives of women waste-pickers in Pune by Suchismita Pai.
Urban Waste
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
There’s nothing to be ashamed about disability An inspiring account of Malini Chib, disability rights activist and author, who talks about how she got around to developing a strong disability identity that she wants to “celebrate” rather than reject.
Disability People
SURROGACY BILL
Banning commercial surrogacy A brief overview of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 by PRS legislative.
People Laws
SOLAR POWER
Meet the solar sisters In remote villages of Rajasthan women are assembling small, portable solar lamps and then travelling to different hamlets in the region to retail them. Renu Rakesh reports.
Energy Business
WOMAN'S CONSENT
Painting the country Pink Will a ‘NO’ from a woman remain ‘NO’? Asks Shoma A. Chatterji while reviewing the movie, Pink.
Films Gender and Media
WASTE DUMP
Residents of a municipal dumping site fight back The women of Meghpar village of Kutch District are fighting the big port town Gandhidham municipality which is dumping its waste in their village. Vimal Kalavadiya and Shvetangini Patel report from Kutch.
Waste People GUJARAT
WATER & ACCESSIBILITY
Hill women no longer panic over water scarcity In many part of rural India, women spend most of their time walking long distances to collect water for their household's needs. Nitin Jugran Bahuguna visits the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand where the women no longer have to worry about fetching water from long distances thanks to an intervention that has brought potable water right to their doorstep.
Water
ACID ATTACK SURVIVORS
Lucknow’s new landmark Sheroes upholds the indomitable spirit of humanity Manjari Singh reports on the opening of the Lucknow branch of Sheroes Hangout, a café run and managed by acid attack survivors under the guidance of the humanitarian organisation “Stop Acid Attacks”.
Gender Violence Society
BOXING GIRLS
Chennai girls learn to land a solid punch These days, select impoverished neighbourhoods in Chennai have become the nursery of future champion boxers. Girls in these neighbourhoods are receiving training in boxing, something that has given them the confidence to stand up for themselves and dream big, reveals Hema Vijay.
TAMILNADU Society
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