Is India worst place for women? My answer is no

Is India worst place for women? My answer is no

Shreya Sen-Handley – WNN Opinion (WNN/GDN) London, England, UNITED KINGDOM: The events in Guwahati, north-east India, where a few weeks ago a young woman leaving a bar was set upon and mauled by a large group of men on a busy street (and nobody thought to call the police till nearly an hour later, though they […]

INDIA: Women farmers want non-GM heirloom seeds for food security India

INDIA: Women farmers want non-GM heirloom seeds for food security India

Vandana Shiva – WNN Opinion (WNN) Delhi, INDIA: Industrial agriculture is pushing species to extinction through the use of toxic chemicals that kill our bees and butterflies, our earthworms and soil organisms that create soil fertility. Plant and animal varieties are disappearing as monocultures displace biodiversity. Industrial, globalized agriculture is responsible for 40 percent of greenhouse […]

India femicide: Where girl infants face ‘pre-meditated’ murder

India femicide: Where girl infants face ‘pre-meditated’ murder

Rita Banerji – WNN Opinion (WNN) INDIA: In 1976, Dr. Diana Russell first testified about a crime she called ‘Femicide’ at the first International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women held in Brussels, Belgium.  She defined it as “the killing of women and girls” only because of their gender and said that it was no different from […]

Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Hetal Shah – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion Bhuj, India:  There are two Indias, and Dalit women have learned to survive in both these worlds.  Take a look at two related but opposing headlines in The Hindu last month. January 5, 2012: Dalit woman sarpanch emerges as poster girl for gender issues January 11, 2012:  Dalit […]

An open letter about beauty and ugliness

An open letter about beauty and ugliness

Dheera Sujan – WNN Opinion (WNN) INDIA: Shirin Juwaley is an acid attack survivor who founded the NGO Palash to help burn and acid survivors.  She speaks to young people about her experience.  She was recently denied entry to a Mumbai college by a principal who didn’t want her students to get scared by Shirin’s […]