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As we celebrate International Women’s Day this week, Mojo Story marks the occasion with a ‘WeTheWomen’ event in Jaipur, Rajasthan - conversations with women achievers who have broken stereotypes and beaten the odds to be what they are today.

As part of the event, in the segment on ‘Women in Uniform’, Editor Barkha Dutt talks to two women officers of the Indian army, Lt Col Anila Khatri and Major Abhilasha Barak, on serving on the frontlines and breaching the final frontier. In the former’s case, the only woman among 650 men in her regiment!

Seventy-five years after independence, Indian women continue to be the backbone of agriculture, the tillers of the soil. But, The Citizen finds that gender-specific biases – denial of ownership of land, and lack of access to loans and insurance – mean that their position remains precarious at best.

The return of the migrants in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic lockdown is posing a challenge for the women of families in rural India. They now face increased unpaid work, familial restrictions and deteriorating control over household assets, India Development Review finds.

Janchowk brings you a story from Jabarkot in Uttarakhand where the women in the village have been, for the last nine months, protesting the installation of a stone crusher near the local school which they fear will affect their children’s health.

For more such stories from the grantees this week, please read on.


Sunil Rajshekhar

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Women in Uniform - "I should be called Saheb too"

As part of Mojo Story's ‘WeTheWomen’ coverage, Lt Col Anila Khatri and Major Abhilasha Barak talk about women in the army, their life in a uniform and what it takes to be trailblazers.

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Women Farmers On The Front, And Yet Deprived

The Citizen reports on the perilous state of Indian women who constitute the foundation of agriculture in the country.

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What does men’s reverse migration mean for women?

India Development Review looks at how the return of male migrants after the Covid lockdown has impacted women in rural India.

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ग्राउंड रिपोर्ट: जबरकोट की इन महिलाओं को सलाम

Janchowk features a story from Jabarkot in Uttarakhand, where a protest against the installation of a stone crusher near the local school, has triggered a movement led by women of the village.

Read Here

More from the grantees
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