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Village vows to let girls live

July 19, 2012

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BIBIPUR VILLAGE (HARYANA): Two years ago, when a dynamic young man in his 20s called Sunil Jaglan took over as sarpanch of Bibipur village in Haryana, he was struck by the disproportionate number of bachelors in his village. A survey showed 47 unmarried men well above marriageable age. The reason? Bibipur, like the rest of […]

Brain behind first women-driven khap panchayat

July 14, 2012

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July 14 is set to become a milestone in Haryana’s history, with Bibipur village hosting the first women-driven khap panchayat. JIND: July 14 is set to become a milestone in Haryana’s history, with Bibipur village hosting the first women-driven khap panchayat. And this could well be credited to Ritu Jaglan, who has been arming village […]

Habiba Sarabi: ‘Violence against women still a problem in Afghanistan’

December 5, 2011

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Habiba Sarabi is Afghanistan’s only female governor. She has headed Bamiyan province since 2005, engaged in rebuilding from scratch her part of one of the world’s most murderous countries. A qualified doctor, she left Afghanistan under the Taliban, but returned in secret to teach girls. Today, still the target of death threats, she continues her […]