A collection of articles on gender published on
The India Forum
Growth, Structural Change, and Opportunities: Who has Benefited?
While the connection between GDP and job growth in India has been poor, there has been a rapid increase of women in the modern services; while there has been greater job mobility, this has been very…
M. K. Shravan
Towards Safe and Respectful Maternity Care
The National Rural Health Mission has provided disadvantaged women with better access to maternal healthcare, but obstetric practices can sometimes be egregious, adverse, and even violent. Gender and…
The Acceptability of Surrogacy
Whose recourse to surrogacy is accepted socially and whose is frowned upon, or even legally prohibited, is a chequered terrain. Popular stereotypes have seeped into policymaking, even as social ways…
Marginalised Rural Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services during Covid-19
How were rural marginalised women’s lives affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, including in accessing sexual and reproductive health services? A report based on studies conducted in Chengalpattu…
Assisted Conception in India: Issues, Conflicts and Controversies
Assisted reproduction clinics in India opportunistically draw on socio-moral ideas regarding fertility and childlessness.
Criminalising Marital Rape in India
The judiciary's disinclination to criminalise marital rape flows from a vertical approach to constitutional rights, which fosters a public-private divide to the disadvantage of women. A…
Gendered Violence in the Context of Ethnic Violence in Manipur
Greeshma Kuthar speaks to women leaders from the Kuki-Zo community about gendered violence in Manipur. The women leaders discuss ethical reportage of sexual assault in the context of ethnic violence…
In Manipur's Horrifying Video, a Reflection of India's Indifference
Public reactions to the horrific video from Manipur cannot stop with empathy. Will that horrific image jolt our humanity and bestir an apathetic state?
Engaging Men on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
With multiple, intersectional, and contesting masculinities, there are barriers and challenges to engaging men on gender equality. What are the opportunities for a feminist, intersectional, and…
Ravi K. Verma
Job Insecurity of Women Academicians in India
Women who teach in colleges and universities in India on annual contracts have very little social security. They are often not eligible for paid maternity leave, which leaves them with the choice of…