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vaccine vials-COVID-19 vaccine

May 6, 2021
Providing the COVID-19 vaccine to refugees and asylum seekers
Lack of access to the COVID-19 vaccine for refugees and asylum seekers would leave millions out, and hamper efforts to curb the pandemic in India.
saree clad women congregating_Pixabay_gender budgets

February 19, 2021
Do India’s gender budgets benefit women?
An analysis of past gender budgets reveals that allocations towards schemes that benefit women have stayed constant over the last 13 years.
Hands chained in handcuffs

October 22, 2020
Who goes to jail?
Social inequities in Indian society are replicated inside its prisons.
aerial black and white shot of brick kiln NREGA workers-Rajasthan-picture courtesy-flickr

August 26, 2020
Running out of work
Workers in Rajasthan are demanding more workdays and better wages under MGNREGA.
women threshing rice in sangrur punjab

March 31, 2020
Fighting for dignity, not profit
A Dalit movement for land rights is sweeping across southern Punjab.
Woman vegetable vendor giving money-microenterprises

November 22, 2019
The untapped potential of microenterprises
Hiring just a few more workers can lead to disproportionate productivity gains for microenterprises.
Diagnostic and treatment medication for drug-resistant TB at AIIMS New Delhi, India

November 8, 2019
India’s ‘missing’ tuberculosis cases
India has the highest number of TB cases globally. Still, an estimated 550,000 TB cases have not been registered, and more than half the cases of drug-resistant TB remain undetected, undiagnosed, and untreated.

September 17, 2019
India cannot afford the National Education Policy (NEP)
The proposed changes to India’s education policy are marred by budgetary constraints and ambitious objectives that may prove impractical.
pregnant women at a clinic in rural India

April 16, 2019
India’s poorest women benefit less from public health services
Poor delivery mechanisms, lower education levels, and social divisions such as caste, leave women from the poorest households with limited access to government schemes. 
Rural Indian women working on the land-picture courtesy-CAnderson

March 1, 2019
The scales are tipped against rural working women
Lack of formal jobs, coupled with shrinking availability of agricultural work, has led to declining numbers of women in the rural workforce.
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