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Justice Queer Women with Disability Abusive Partners

Why It Is Hard For Disabled Women, Queer Persons To Leave Abusive Partners

Reema*, 32, has been married for about five years but the man she thought would be her life partner has turned out to be a stranger – he refuses to communicate with her and beats her when he is drunk.
By Geetika Mantri for BehanBox on June 16, 2022
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Why Credit Coops Outdo Banks In Alleviating Financial Distress Of Informal Workers

Inclusive financial networks such as credit cooperatives are more effective than traditional financial institutions in relieving the financial distress of women whose lives and livelihoods are hit by catastrophic events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, shows a yet-to-be-published survey by SEWA Bharat, a federation of women-led bodies that provide economic and social support to women in the informal sector.
By Devika Oberai for BehanBox on June 21, 2022
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Why Delhi Cannot Celebrate Its Declining Gender Crime Numbers Yet

Here are some critical data-points on crimes against women in Delhi for the year 2020 from the Crime in India report by National Crime Records Bureau.
By Eisha Hussain for BehanBox on June 27, 2022
Women Digital Spaces Marginalised Women Women's Rights

How Digital Spaces Are Pushing Marginalised Women Campaigners Further Into Shadows

The rights of women from India’s marginalised communities are being disproportionately constrained and eroded in digital civic spaces, says a report by The Bachchao Project, a techno-feminist research and advocacy collective.
By Eisha Hussain for BehanBox on June 20, 2022
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How Caste Pride Is Driving The Spate Of Child Marriages In TN

Usha comes from a conservative south Tamil Nadu district where a girl child is treated as a liability and female foeticide is common.
By Shalin Maria Lawrence for BehanBox on June 15, 2022
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In Delhi’s Illegal Factories, Hazards, Precarity Are Every Day Challenges For Women Workers

The recent industrial fire at an electronic assembly unit of Cofe Impex Pvt Ltd in west Delhi’s Mundka village has exposed the social and economic precarity of casual women workers, the hazardous operation of such sweatshops and poor implementation of safety regulations.
By Eisha Hussain for BehanBox on May 25, 2022
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Transgender Persons Invisible In India’s Prisons

Transgender persons in India’s prison systems remain invisible among all the vulnerable groups, with their rights and dignity as citizens denied, according to a new report “Lost Identity: Transgender Persons Inside Prisons” by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and University of Dundee.
By Aditi Premkumar for BehanBox on January 11, 2021
Justice Transgender Persons Prison System Prisoners

Transgender Persons Invisible In India’s Prisons

Transgender persons in India’s prison systems remain invisible among all the vulnerable groups, with their rights and dignity as citizens denied, according to a new report “Lost Identity: Transgender Persons Inside Prisons” by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and University of Dundee.
By Aditi Premkumar for BehanBox on January 11, 2021
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Trans Persons With Disabilities Lack Enabling Social Systems And Healthcare Support

India has laws and support systems for both transgender persons and people with disabilities, but none for those who are both identities – trans persons with disabilities. This shortcoming is felt most acutely in healthcare.
By Flavia Lopes for BehanBox on June 2, 2022
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Insistence On Digital ID Limits Access To Abortion In India, Raises Privacy Concerns

The insistence on furnishing a digital identity proof, especially Aadhaar, at healthcare facilities not only limits women’s access to abortions, which is highly stigmatised in India, but also has worrying implications for data privacy, say experts.
By Eisha Hussain for BehanBox on May 14, 2022