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The Rise of India's Men's Rights Movement

THE RISE OF INDIA'S MEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 
 

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In the early 2000s, India started a push towards gender equality with new laws aimed at protecting women from assault and marital disputes. But as protections for women grow stronger, some men in the country have started to mobilize, convinced women make false accusations and use the laws against their husbands as retribution.

Now India is home to a thriving men's rights movement that's become its own legitimate political platform, arguing that men's rights, not women's, need protection in the country. I went to New Delhi in the Spring of 2018 to spend a week with the largest men’s rights organization in the country - the Save Indian Family Foundation, to find out more about what was drawing so many men to this controversial agenda.