Indian Women Don Cow Masks to Show They Are Less Safe Than Cattle

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – They are all pictures of women doing everyday activities: a woman on a street, a woman playing the piano in her home, a woman lounging in a boat, a woman at a table in a restaurant. All unremarkable, except that they are wearing a cow

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India Unveils First-Ever Comprehensive Draft Law on Human Trafficking

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 31 – India’s minister for women and children unveiled a draft of the country’s first-ever comprehensive anti-human trafficking law, which would treat survivors as victims in need of assistance and protection rather than as criminals. South Asia, with India at its centre, is the fastest-growing and second-largest region for

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Men Join Campaigns in India Against FGM Rituals Among the Bohra

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, March 17  – Men in India and Pakistan are joining a campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), adding greater heft to the movement in the deeply patriarchal Dawoodi Bohra community. Little is known about FGM in India where the ritual is carried out in great secrecy by the close-knit Shi’ite

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