Shai Venkatraman is a Mumbai-based journalist and blogger.
India has among the worst maternal and infant mortality rates in the world.
At 21 per cent India reports among the highest unmet needs for contraception in the world.
There are laws against domestic violence, but what is not acknowledged, even at the policy level, is it’s enormous public health consequences.
Like women, men too are victims of inequality, believe experts, and they need the opportunity to learn and understand how it destroys them as well as the women around them.
A 2012 Population Council report says that 85 per cent of young people in India lack access to sexuality education, which exposes them to risky or forced sexual activity, multiple partners, early pregnancies, even HIV.
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.