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Indian cricket team hits period taboos for six with sanitary pad sponsorship

Cricketers from an Indian Premier League team will be sporting the logo of a sanitary pad brand on their jerseys when the tournament kicks off on Saturday, a step they hope will fight stigma around periods. → Read More

T20 World Cup final in Australia highlights India's gender pay gap

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When defending champions Australia compete in the Women's Twenty20 World Cup final in Melbourne on Sunday, they will earn the same as their male counterparts would - in stark contrast to their rivals, India. → Read More

Oxygen bar to fake rain: 10 ways India tried to beat its 'airpocalypse'

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From an oxygen bar to artificial rain, a number of initiatives and ideas were floated in 2019 to battle India's pollution crisis. → Read More

The Taj Mahal becomes first Indian monument with breastfeeding room

Public breastfeeding still carries a social stigma in India where mothers are expected to be covered head-to-toe → Read More

New sexism scandal for cricket after Indian stars' TV misogyny

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Indian cricketers have sparked outrage after a run of misogynist comments on prime television, prompting calls for gender sensitisation in a sport rife with sex scandal. → Read More

Postcards to PM, talks with MPs: India trafficking victims push for new law

Campaigners, survivors and lawmakers fear proposed law will be stalled or even shelved if it is not passed soon as political attention turns to next year's general ... → Read More

Girl power! India's 'solar gal pals' light up rural homes

ALWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buffalo trampled over it? Rain drenched it? Child dropped it? No problem! This solar flashlight can endure it all, said Bassi in a pitch to her neighbours in rural India to convince them to power their homes with clean energy instead of polluting fuels. → Read More

UK's Tetley reveals tea suppliers in push for slave-free sourcing

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tetley, the world's second biggest tea company, has released a list of its suppliers, including those in India, to boost transparency in its supply chain, the British firm's owner Tata Global Beverages said on Friday. → Read More

Full steam ahead: India's first women-run train station blazes a trail

JAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Chandra Kala heard the blaring horns of a train, she quickened her pace, zig-zagged and elbowed across a teeming platform while hauling a sack of wheat, a suitcase and a backpack. → Read More

Buckle up: India's first trans cabbie revs up for equality

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first client of the day. → Read More

India launches first sex offenders register amid wave of assaults

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has launched its first national register of sex offenders in a bid to stem crimes against women as the country reels from a series of high-profile rape cases.US → Read More

India decriminalizes gay sex, but battle for acceptance remains

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jubilation broke out among India's sexual minorities on Thursday, as the country's top court decriminalized gay sex, but campaigners cautioned that much more needs to be done before achieving acceptance and equality. → Read More

From sniggers to abuse: 'visibly different' LGBT Indians struggle for jobs

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At a busy New Delhi intersection, Kummi knocks on car windows and begs for money - the only job she says she is qualified for in India, where stigma denies transgender women like her education or employment. → Read More

India wins praise for 'exemplary' flood relief as community pitches in

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From helicopters plucking families from rooftops to fishermen ferrying villagers to safety, India's response to deadly floods in Kerala has won praise, but experts say unchecked development contributed to the disaster. → Read More

India cheers first woman wrestler to win gold at Asian Games

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India swelled with pride on Tuesday after Vinesh Phogat became the country's first woman wrestler to win gold at the Asian Games, with congratulations pouring in from her family, politicians and Bollywood celebrities. → Read More

'Male bastion' falls as India's first female SWAT team starts work

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After more than a year of being put through their paces - learning to scale buildings, defuse bombs and rescue hostages - India's first all-female commando team started work on Friday, breaking a traditionally male bastion. → Read More

Spider-Man in a thong? Indian artist redraws comic covers to call out sexism

NEW DELHI, August 7, 2018 – Fancy seeing Spider-Man in a thong? Or Superman in a skimpy leotard? These images are part of a set of revamped comic book covers that aim to highlight the “sexist” depiction of superheroines, the artist behind the project said on Tuesday. Shreya Arora, a 21-year-old graphic design student, made six drawings and juxtaposed them with the original covers of comic book… → Read More

Spider-Man in a thong? Indian artist redraws comic covers to call out sexism

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fancy seeing Spider-Man in a thong? Or Superman in a skimpy leotard? These images are part of a set of revamped comic book covers that aim to highlight the "sexist" depiction of superheroines, the artist behind the project said on Tuesday. → Read More

Indian state to pay for sex change in boost for transgender rights

KOCHI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT campaigners urged India's state governments on Monday to "learn a lesson" from Kerala after authorities in the wealthy southern state said they would cover the cost of gender reassignment surgeries. → Read More

Calls for India to protect 'invisible' children after 30 girls raped in shelter

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India must better protect children in care homes who are often neglected, beaten and raped, campaigners said on Wednesday after nearly 30 girls were sexually assaulted in a state-funded shelter despite the introduction of tougher sex crime penalties. → Read More