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  • What India can learn about effective rental housing for migrant workers
    Chile, Brazil and the US issue ‘rental vouchers’ to low-income groups, which can be exchanged in lieu of rent in formal, private housing.

    The 10,000 FPOs scheme ignores women farmers
    If we don’t revisit the new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) guidelines with a gender lens, women in the agriculture sector will be left behind.

    We need to change how we report crimes against women
    Analysing data on violence against women solely based on the number of cases registered fails to provide a complete picture.


    What India can learn about effective rental housing for migrant workers
    Chile, Brazil and the US issue ‘rental vouchers’ to low-income groups, which can be exchanged in lieu of rent in formal, private housing.

    The 10,000 FPOs scheme ignores women farmers
    If we don’t revisit the new Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) guidelines with a gender lens, women in the agriculture sector will be left behind.

    We need to change how we report crimes against women
    Analysing data on violence against women solely based on the number of cases registered fails to provide a complete picture.

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