Millions of community health workers, like the famous ASHA workers of India, form the cost-effective backbone of rural health programs around the world but are often unpaid — meaning millions of unpaid or underpaid women…
India’s push for solar delivers unexpected gains for women in the country’s rural areas.
Women typically eat less in Indian households and are often found compromising their share of food to feed others in the family exposing the growing hunger crisis.
Fraudster husbands in India get married and make promises to take their new wives abroad. But once they receive a dowry, they leave the brides behind. Abused and defrauded, these women are trying to put…
India’s top court has expanded abortion rights for unmarried women. We spoke to the lawyer who fought for the change.
A court in India began considering a case that would result in a landmark expansion of abortion access on the other side of the world.
South Asia has endured an unprecedented heat wave, with March seeing the hottest temperatures on record in India. Evidence suggests the heat is landing a cruel double blow on women’s income and health.
Reporter’s Notebook: Indoor air in India can be just as bad as the country’s toxic smog. Was I wrong to be surprised?
India's polluted skylines regularly make international news. But it’s only now coming to light that air quality inside homes, which mainly affects women in the kitchen, can be just as bad.
Even though the evidence is clear, public health experts say that air pollution’s impact on women's health is not getting the attention it needs.
Doctors, parents and studies are reporting a rise in such cases, with some children getting their periods as young as 8.
Men in fishing communities were mostly expected to reap the benefits after India started investing in early weather warning systems a decade ago. But government data suggests that women got an unforeseen an economic boost…
In rural India, stricken by pandemic, necessity of invention fills in for the state: Reporter’s Notebook
Decades of neglecting rural health infrastructure took its toll and by May 7, the infections and deaths in India were being reported from its villages, a "worrying” trend considering the acute shortage of healthcare providers…
Political parties across India have promised a host of new social programs exclusively for women. Is it politics or progress?
Child trafficking is on the rise in one of the most climate vulnerable places on earth—revealing blind spots in climate policy, experts tell contributor Ritwika Mitra.
The deaths of a village elder and her daughter during India's second COVID-19 wave raise important questions about lapses in the Indian government’s pandemic response.
Those in the U.S. with ties to India are reckoning with uncertainty and fear for themselves, those immediately around them, and for those loved ones across the world.
A hospital worker in Anantnag fears for her health and the safety of her family amid India's COVID crisis.
It is 10 p.m. and the city of Pune echoes with the wail of ambulance sirens. Medical staff are losing both patients and hope. A mother and daughter fight to keep their bond.
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh: ‘Our Supervisors Tell Us Not to Take the Vaccine. They Tell us That the Injection Will Kill Us.’
In India, 90% of sanitation workers lack health insurance, putting them at increased risk if they were to fall ill and lack access to health care.