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Audio podcast: What’s wrong with India’s new abortion law?
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Ashraf Engineer March 27, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Most people don’t know this but one-third of all pregnancies in India end in abortion and roughly 47 in every 1,000 women...
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Audio podcast: The barbaric practice of female genital mutilation
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Ashraf Engineer December 16, 2020 According to UNICEF data, at least 200 million girls and women across 30 countries have suffered female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting or FGC. If they were to form a country, it...
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Audio podcast: The lack of women in positions of power
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  By Ashraf Engineer December 9, 2020   In India, and across South Asia, the representation of women in positions of power is appallingly low. In a 2017 study, India ranked 149th in a list of 193 countries in terms of...
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Audio podcast: India’s rape pandemic
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Ashraf Engineer October 4, 2020 Podcast transcript New Delhi, December 2012: A 23-year-old student is gangraped in a public bus and her male companion is beaten senseless with an iron rod. The same rod is used to penetrate her and...
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SC order on women in army: just the first step on a long road
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Ashraf Engineer February 24, 2020 The Supreme Court order granting equal rights to women in the army was significant. Women can now get permanent commissions and command positions on par with men. They are eligible for equal promotions, ranks, benefits...
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