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Maletha’s women spearhead campaign against stone crushers

A month into protests against stone crushers mining in the agriculturally-rich Maletha gram sabha, the women of the village have decided to spearhead the campaign. They have taken the lead to demand the State government to cancel the licences of five stone crushers. [more]

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Meet India’s Widows of Climate Change

The remote Indian mountain village of Deoli-Benigram has no cars and no electricity. And it hardly has any men — they were washed away by deadly floods last year. [more]

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Sex ratio falling even in suburbs

With an aim to sensitise masses about the ill effects of female foeticide and to improve the sex ratio of Uttarakhand, a State-level conclave was held in Dehradun on Friday in which scholars expressed concern over the deteriorating sex ratio even in fringe areas of…

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Hill women suffer due to liquor-addict husbands

The rural women in hill villages are the worst hit by liquor consuming habits of their husbands, partial unemployment due to shrinking agriculture and of social and family neglect despite working hard for 16 hours a day to keep their family going. This impression has…

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Standing up for the trees: Women’s role in the Chipko movement

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Educating activists: development and gender in the making of modern Gandhians

What do people make of their own development? In Educating Activists, Rebecca M. Klenk illuminates a reality that is far more complex than either development planners or critics commonly assume. This gracefully written, accessible ethnography shows how rural women accept, refuse, reinterpret, and negotiate development’s…

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Women empowerment in Garhwal Himalayas: constraints and prospects

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Staying alive : women, ecology, and survival in India

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Drudgery of the Hill Women

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Emancipated Women-Folk of Uttarakhand

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