Reporting on human rights & everything in between. 2016 IWMF Adelante Fellow to El Salvador. 2015 IMC Medienbotschafter Indien-Deutschland. 2012-2013 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow.
62-year-old Ahire identifies as a Dalit – formerly known as India’s “Untouchables”. Dalits take filthy and often dangerous jobs that have made Ahire’s life a constant struggle despite reforms pointing towards a less dim future.
An ordinance and bill in Rajasthan threatens India’s free press and highlights worrying trends.
Thousands of young men have 'disappeared' in Kashmir and there have been numerous allegations of sexual assaults. But the fight for answers and justice continues.
Even in India’s courts, blaming the victim continues to take precedence over a woman’s consent.
Perhaps the murder of Gauri Lankesh will galvanize India's journalists to band together to continue to dissent, and stand up to the silencing of critiques, sponsored through the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his supporters unleash terror on anyone who questions him.
India has one of the highest rates of mortality for under-five-year-olds in the world. Human milk banks offer one solution to help reduce this, by helping premature and underweight babies to survive.
“Today, I want to talk about using your body strength on the field, and we will begin by discussing our bodies as colonized spaces.”
After India’s Supreme Court rejected a Mumbai woman’s plea to be granted an abortion beyond the legal cutoff, she gave birth to a severely disabled baby. The case has reignited calls for the adoption of long-proposed changes to this law.
Demolitions over the decades have thrown slum dwellers’ lives into disarray. The city needs them but has abandoned them, with half-hearted rehabilitation, policies that bypass them and a politician-builder nexus.
As more women become involved in violent extremism, Indonesia has embraced a new weapon in the fight against radicalization: its first recognized cohort of female Muslim clerics.