Sumati Das, an auxiliary nurse midwife, counsels Aniya Mohanty and her husband on the importance of prenatal immunization in Jamarasuain village, Odisha.

India’s Men Assist Maternal Health Campaign

Women are running the “cold chains” crucial to the success of any immunization drive. They’re also administering the medicine, keeping track of records and swaying male attitudes that seemed unalterably opposed just 10 years ago.

Indian Courts Prop Door Open for Rape Survivors

India’s Supreme Court chief justice has promised to direct courts to translate legal advice booklets for rape survivors into local vernacular languages. Amid declining rates of conviction and a dismissive atmosphere, survivors are turning away from the system.

Philippine Sex Ed Comes Via Video and Text Message

With quicker feedback on how fast and widely online messages are shared and which videos are popular, reproductive health advocates in projects in India and the Philippines see social media powering a spread of information, changing attitudes and behavior.

Indian Women Channel Rape Outrage into Elections

For the first time, 350 women’s and civil society organizations in the influential state of Tamil Nadu are uniting against national parliamentary candidates who are “gender unjust.” Their coalition demands rights to land, education, livelihoods and safety.

Indian Tribal Women Rush to a Champion’s Defense

Tribal women in India are mobilizing behind a leading maternal-health advocate. Supporters say the case against Madhuri Krishnaswamy was concocted to stop her from flagging rights violations that led to 25 maternal deaths in nine months in one impoverished district.