Tag: Indian Women

July 1, 2019

A Village Benefits as India Links W...

India spends billions of dollars on social welfare support for the poor but corruption, fraud and inefficiencies often prevent the benefits from reaching them. But now, the government is starting to transform the way it gets welfare to the poor by linking welfare programs to the world’s biggest biometric identity project under which more than one billion people have been given biometric cards. Anjana Pasricha reports on how residents of a rural hamlet in the northern Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh are benefiting after it switched from cash to digital payments

May 14, 2019

As they Close the Gap with Men, Wom...

In India, as the number of women voters surges, the country’s on-going general election is expected to close the gap with men. That is making political parties pay more attention to women’s issues

April 19, 2019

Female Politicians Aim to Secure Se...

In the ongoing elections in India, two regional parties have created a stir because of the number of women they’ve chosen as candidates. The Trinamool Congress has fielded 40 percent women contestants and 33 percent of the candidates for the Biju Janta Dal are women

December 29, 2018

What’s In a Name?

In India’s northern Haryana state, a campaign that aims to empower women and give them equal status in a deeply patriarchal society is encouraging residents in scores of villages to display their daughters names outside their village homes

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