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Pink Sari gang fights injustice

11/25/2011 | Deepa Jainani

Gang members demonstrate in Banda, Uttar Pradesh - Deepa Jainani | Panos London

Sampat Pal has become an unlikely heroine to tens of thousands of poor women across India as the leader of the Gulabi Gang (“gulabi”, meaning pink in Hindi, refers to the colour of their saris).

Deepa Jainani

11/25/2011 | Rob Safar

Deepa Jainani

Deepa Jainani is an Indian journalist based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She writes for the Financial Express, part of the Indian Express Group. She has previously worked for the Indian Express, the Hindustan Times and Amrit Bazar Patrika in Kolkata.

Conflict Widows’ Forum protest against violence

11/16/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Widows campaign against conflict in Manipur - Takhelchangbam Ambravati | Panos London

The level of violence in Manipur – both within and outside the family – is immense. So even though we have a deep conviction that our work will make a difference, our faith is put to the test many times.

Publications mark the arrival of seven-billionth child

11/04/2011 | Panos London

Robert Sserunjogi from Kampala, Uganda and his wife, Janet Nalweiso, plan to have two children. For now they are focusing on bringin up their only son, Eric. The photographer has previously been trained and equipped by Panos - Wambi Michael | Panos London

This week we had a series of features published in the Swedish national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet to coincide with the birth of the world’s seven billionth baby.

Fast intervention and working together saves women’s lives

10/28/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Women sell knives at the “Women’s Market” in Imphal. Manipuri women have traditionally borne the brunt of economic responsibilities in the household - Takhelchangbam Ambravati | Panos London

Recently we have been trying to re-awaken and re-invigorate government departments and bodies, trying to get them involved in ensuring justice for the women who are survivors of violence and discrimination.

Blockade sends food prices soaring

10/24/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Tangkhul Women in colourful dress

Food prices in Manipur have more than doubled as groups have blocked the highways, preventing deliveries of essential commodities and medicines.

Food price hikes lead to more hunger in cities

10/12/2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

In response to recent reports on food security and concerns about famine, Panos London today launched a new case study series, Hungry in the City, which investigates the effects of food price hikes and rising inflation on people’s ability to find food for themselves and their families.

Hungry in the City

10/12/2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

Hungry in the City is a collection of stories from people in developing countries around the world who explain how they are surviving in an era of higher food prices, inflation and hunger.

Mobile phone links to violence against women

09/26/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

A woman using a mobile phone in her car.

The rise in popularity of mobile phones in Manipur has opened up new avenues of gender discrimination and violence against women.

Stigma haunts HIV/AIDS widows

09/05/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

In Manipur, northeast India, HIV/AIDS has spread from injecting drug users to their wives and children

Our blogger in Manipur, northeast India, explains how stigma against HIV positive people must be overcome if they are to stop the spread of AIDS.

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