Photo taken in Kanikaipair, on the way to Periyapalayam from Redhills, 19.03.2011. Contributed by R. Kasiviswanathan.
Construction worker in Golahalli, outskirts of Bangalore. "The lady was working on the construction of a primary school building. There were 40 people listed for the job but only she turned up that day. When asked, she told that she has a grandson to look after and that is the reason she comes to work... Continue Reading →
"An early morning sight of a woman sweeping the streets of an educational institution in Mumbai. Women have been historically pushed to the margins in the caste hierarchy... . This is particularly the case with the many women who choose or are forced to serve this country by cleaning its streets and sewers. The citizens... Continue Reading →
"Most of the women in in Devegere, a village on the outskirts of Bangalore, are barely literate. They are engaged in sericulture (silk farming), which is the only source of income of lot of families in the area." Photo submitted by Putul Tiwari, Bangalore.
"A woman salvages burnt utensils from the remains of what used to be her house until last evening. On the evening of the 2nd of March, a fire that broke out in the slums on the eastern side of Bandra Station (Mumbai) spread to 500 households and by next daybreak all house were leveled to... Continue Reading →
"A woman holds her daughter by her side as they wait for the waves to return to their feet on a beach. All around the world, parenthood is celebrated. But for many in India, the birth of a girl child is considered a scar on parenthood. We need protect the girl child and the perils... Continue Reading →
"Vaishali Patil, a Konkani activist, is at the forefront of the struggle against the coming up of the proposed Nuclear Power Plant at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. Women like Vaishali from all walks of life are paying serious heed to the process of development happening around them and the impact it will have on the people... Continue Reading →
A woman is seen demonstrating her dissent and dismay at the atrocities perpetrated by the state & the police against the people of Jaitapur, the site of the proposed Nuclear Power Plant in Maharashtra. "The country is at a turning point in history now. Having exhausted all resources that the Governments could lay their hands... Continue Reading →
Mothers meet with the organizers of Chakma learning centres for young children to discuss their children's welfare before the school started. Photo contributed by Saifuzzaman Rana. Background: Research Initiatives, Bangladesh is a research support organization which specializes in Participatory Action Research. Over the eight years of its existence (see http://www.rib-bangladesh.org) it has developed certain tools... Continue Reading →
in Khagrasori, Champa Kis running a Kajoli learning centre. Contributed by Saifuzzaman Rana, Dhaka. Photo contributed by Saifuzzaman Rana. Background: Research Initiatives, Bangladesh is a research support organization which specializes in Participatory Action Research. Over the eight years of its existence (see http://www.rib-bangladesh.org) it has developed certain tools through which to reach out to the... Continue Reading →
Kemi Chakma conducting a learning session with children using the pocket-board (contributor Saifuzzaman Rana, Dhaka) Background: Research Initiatives, Bangladesh is a research support organization which specializes in Participatory Action Research. Over the eight years of its existence (see http://www.rib-bangladesh.org) it has developed certain tools through which to reach out to the marginalized and impoverished through... Continue Reading →
Lambadi protest against NREGA system in the state, 15.3.2011, Chikkalalbagh, Bangalore "They took part in a protest which included around 3000-4000 people from all over North Karnataka. They were protesting about the job card, allotment of work on time, proper wages paid on time, and demanding a halt to the violation of women’s rights." Photo... Continue Reading →
Dr. Lata Deshpande at her home, which is a memorial to her father, a freedom fighter, town mayor, social worker and accomplished doctor. Among the wall displays are letters and photographs of many freedom fighters (Contributed by Manisha Joshi).
Dr. Lata Deshpande, social worker, in her timeless kitchen. Nutritious meals are planned and resources sourced for more than 40 destitute girls who live on top floor of the house (Joshi).
Dr. Lata Deshpande talking to some children at the school she runs with her sister, Dr. Deshpande Balvidya Mandir in Sangli. The school is run for the poorest of the poor but has many interesting science exhibits and also computers that the kids work on (contributor Manisha Joshi).
Dr. Lata Deshpande is addressing a gathering during the school sports day at her school Dr. Deshpande Balvidya Mandir in Sangli, Maharashtra. A dimunitive and shy woman - she has had remarkable success in dealing with many anti-social elements while agitating against illegal bars, other anti-woman activities, but also fighting to maintain their town's green cover.... Continue Reading →
Matriarch Da Lat, Vietnam, 2010. "This photograph was taken in a small village, comprising of about 20 families, and having no running water or electricity, located at the top of a mountain in South Vietnam. Upon trekking there, our guide informed us that the village was completely matriarchal, and the woman in the photograph was... Continue Reading →