Country: India

Shakti: Empowerment

Sold by an uncle, and forced into prostitution in India by ruthless traffickers, Anu lived a life ‘in hell’ for two years before she escaped and returned home to Nepal. There, faced with ostracism and hostility from her community, Anu

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Snapshots of Change, South Asia

Gender Bender

Ten year-old Kavita is a professional barber, shaving the beards of local men in her village. Twenty one year old Suhag Khemlani cleans the windows of skyscrapers in Mumbai, dangling from a harness thirty floors above ground level. Filmmaker, Poojita

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Snapshots of Change, South Asia

Sand in my Nostrils

In India today there are millions of missing girls, with official statistics showing just 90 girls born for every 100 boys. One reason for the fall in the number of girl children is the spread of ultra sound technology, now

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Real to Reel, South Asia

Vaastav: The Reality

Film-maker, Vinta Nanda’s, odyssey across India, uncovering the “bizarre realities” of women’s lives across the country.

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From Rhetoric to Reality, South Asia

Queens of the Grassroots

Harjeet Kaur, Jaswinder Kaur and Mahender Pal Kaur have each been elected to serve for five year as ‘sarpanch’ or head of their village councils in the Indian state of Punjab. In 1992 an amendment to India’s constitution mandated that

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CIS, Central and East Asia, Why Women Count

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