Gender and COVID-19

3 States Wage War Against India’s Corona Warriors

Laxmi Kaurav (in brown) and 21 more ASHA workers in Madhya Pradesh have been served with a show cause notice threatening termination of service after they staged protests at the chief minister’s election rallies.

3 States Wage War Against India’s Corona Warriors

October 21, 2020

India’s frontline women health workers, or ASHAs, play a critical role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. But when they demanded better...

Women Criminalised For Protecting Spiti Valley During Covid-19

Sonam Dolma, the leader of Kaza Mahila Mandal in Spiti Valley submitting a petition to the ADM to drop the FIR against the women who protested against the state’s agriculture minister, Ramlal Markhanda. Photo Credit: Himshi Singh

Women Criminalised For Protecting Spiti Valley During Covid-19

For the past 6 months, Sonam Dolma (29) along with 15 women, has stood guard at the entrance gate everyday in...

How The Government of India Used The Lockdown To Dilute The Forest Rights of Communities: Voices of the People Affected By Coal Mining Projects

Adivasi women in Chattisgarh demanding that District Mineral Fund be provided directly to the communities affected. Photo Credit: Savita Rath

How The Government of India Used The Lockdown To Dilute The Forest Rights of Communities: Voices of the People Affected By Coal Mining Projects

Policy decisions for forest diversion during the COVID19 lockdown  which potentially dilute the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) and undermine the...

Women Garment Workers in Srirangapatna Take on the Global Giant H&M against Illegal Layoffs during the Covid Pandemic

Women garment workers at Gokuldas factory, suppliers for global clothing giant H&M protesting against illegal layoffs during the pandemic. Photo credit: The Quint

Women Garment Workers in Srirangapatna Take on the Global Giant H&M against Illegal Layoffs during the Covid Pandemic

For over a month now, over 600 women garment workers have been sitting in protest against the illegal layoffs in the...

Adivasi and Forest Dwelling Women Across India Face The Brunt Of The Covid Pandemic: Voices From The Ground Part-2

Adivasi women collecting Siali leaves from the forest in Bamandagarh village, Jamankira block, Sambalpur District, Odisha. Photo courtesy: Ipsita Behera, Vasundhara

Adivasi and Forest Dwelling Women Across India Face The Brunt Of The Covid Pandemic: Voices From The Ground Part-2

Socio-cultural values and norms have traditionally excluded women from participation in community decision making fora and denied them equal inheritance and...

Adivasi and Forest Dwelling Women Across India Face The Brunt Of The Covid Pandemic: Voices From The Ground Part-1

Adivasi women protecting their forests from CAMPA plantation in Pidormaha village in Kandhamal district, Odisha. Photo courtesy: Archana Soreng

Adivasi and Forest Dwelling Women Across India Face The Brunt Of The Covid Pandemic: Voices From The Ground Part-1

Socio-cultural values and norms have traditionally excluded women from participation in community decision making fora and denied them equal inheritance and...