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[6 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
To the Women of the World

Dr. V. Mohini Giri
India
International Woman’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
As modern women, we are all aware of the right to fashion, the right to work, the right to have equal participation in life, and the right to the highest and best education in the world. But on Women’s Day, today, it is imperative to delve into the more refined rights of women and remind ourselves of the legislations and …

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[20 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Dr. V. Mohini Giri: Change Is Coming Soon for India’s Widows
- by Mary Liston Liepold
“As the darkness enveloped the village, Savitri wore a frightened look…. In the morning, before leaving, her husband had said that at midnight she must sacrifice her two-year-old son or else there would be calamity. The Tantrik [Hindu holy book] said so. She huddled her little Ravi to her breast and prayed to God….”
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“In many parts of South India today a woman is relegated to live outside the house during her natural monthly periods. In the …