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Child brides of Malappuram: Why Kerala's most populous district marries off its girls so young

Patriarchy, poverty, and lack of education and awareness combine to sustain the practice despite the best efforts of the government.

Watch: When a 14-year-old intellectually disabled sexual assault survivor was put on trial

Despite her mental condition, when Tarini was cross-examined in court, she was asked very technical questions about the assault.

Trafficking On-Demand: How the smartphone has modernised India's human smuggling

But the same smartphones could also hold the solutions to control the crime.

'They said my 7-yr-old was sexually active': What survivors of child sexual abuse face in courts

Insensitive interrogation, refusal of courts to follow rules, and overworked judges are failing child sexual abuse survivors.

Empowering India’s sex workers: How decriminalising the trade could protect those forced into it

The idea may seem counter-intuitive at first glance, but many sex worker led organisations are putting it to practice on the ground, say activists.

Trafficking is not just for sex work: A hard look at India’s forced labour problem

There are many myths about trafficking, and one of them is that women and girls are mainly trafficked for sex. The truth though is more banal and sinister.

The News Minute Series on Mental Health: Why individual empowerment is key

Towards better social policy.

How patriarchy and gender roles contribute to mental health issues in Indian women

Male-centrism has dominated the foundations of healthcare and psychology,

Decolonising mental health: How India’s mentally ill are being drugged without consent

The need to shift from a medical policy to social policy, from non-consensual treatment to alternative therapies.

Decolonising mental health: How overmedication is destroying the minds of India’s mentally ill

India’s mental health diseases burden is high, but is that the only aspect of our mental health challenge that should worry us?