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The NRHM Scenario in Bihar

In a survey conducted in Bihar among 2 lakh rural households, it was found that only 8.39 % people had some kind of toilet i…

Crucial Role of the ASHA Workers

Working on a petty honorarium, the ASHA workers have been sacrificing their precious time and energy for building a healthy …

Attitude towards ASHA Workers

An underdeveloped semi-feudal society considers the ASHA worker some kind of ‘low caste’ woman who is given the status of ‘C…

Organizing ASHA Workers-an Experience

Organizing the ASHA workers first started with some NGO members who were also working in the NRHM. Some health workers took …

Struggle for recognition [ASHA Workers]

The ASHA workers of Bihar began to hold village-level meetings first to discuss their problems and form a consensus on issue…

The Indian Labour Conference

Another important issue that the ASHA workers have now started raising is that the honorarium being given to them is not com…

Women and Violence in Kashmir

The valley of Kashmir has been called the Switzerland of India although people who have travelled across both Europe and Kas…

Do we really need this Norm?

According to NFHS-3 (2005-06), most Indian states including some high fertility north India states have reached replacement …

Definition of dowry

Section 2 of Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 defines dowry as under: “In this Act, ‘dowry’ means any property or valuable secur…

Dowry Prohibition Act-1961

Yet this does not always happen and brides are harassed, beaten up, are sometimes forced to commit suicide and even murdered…

Socials Consequences [Dowry]

Dowry has drastic socials consequences. Keeping in view the weakened position of women in our society , Justice Ranganath Mi…

Dowry and the Law

Introduction The evil system of dowry is rooted deep in Indian society. However, it has taken a totally different form from …

Dowry Statistics

Latest statistics issued by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that Odisha reported as many as 1,487 cases under…

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