Beena Dassi was married at sixteen to a man twice her age.  He worked as an accountant, they owned a small house, and they had two daughters. When he got older, her husband fell ill and never received proper treatment. He passed away.  Beena’s daughters were married at that point, but her younger daughter and… More

Right to Identity for Migrant Workers

I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class of 2018,  working with Maitri for the Summer Semester 2016.  As part of my Hinckley International Clinical requirements, I am writing a paper about Maitri’s outreach work with migrant rickshaw pullers in Ranchi, Jharkhand.  So far, Maitri has assisted me with interviews of seventeen rickshaw pullers at three different garages in Ranchi.… More Right to Identity for Migrant Workers

Menstrual Hygiene Day 28th May, 2016

By: Shweta Singh | Project Manager | Maitri Menstrual Hygiene is an issue mostly affecting the social, psychological and physical well-being of Adolescent girls. Though, a natural biological process, it is surrounded with stigmas, stereotypes and social taboos. A girl goes through drastic transformation physically, which is natural, however the rigid and age-old social pressure… More Menstrual Hygiene Day 28th May, 2016

All that an ageing mother wants is freedom to be herself

Mahananda, 65, is a deeply religious person. She used to devout most of her time in chanting prayers and doing bhajan-kirtan. Some of her family and friends thought she was indulging unnecessarily but for Mahananda, it was deeply personal. She had faith in her prayers and it was a great source of peace for her.… More All that an ageing mother wants is freedom to be herself

A Workshop on Mahila Panchayat for 35 Community Women 

Written by Shweta Singh, Project Manager & Tara Rana, Communication & Fundraising Officer  Maitri collaborated with an organisation called CEQUIN (centre for equity and innovation), that works towards women empowerment and their rights, to organise a two-day training workshop on Mahila Panchayat for a group of 35 women from two of the target communities, Nehru Ekta… More A Workshop on Mahila Panchayat for 35 Community Women