Reecha Upadhyay


Can India’s Youth Change Pervasive Culture of Violence and Abuse?

March 4, 2015


It is estimated that every 20 minutes a rape occurs in India. Those who work on the front lines of providing legal and health services to victims say that the reported cases are just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, it is widely accepted that close to 90 percent of rape incidences in India happen within the household…


Uber Rape Case Reignites Debate over Women’s Security in India

December 17, 2014


On Friday evening, December 5, a young woman, just finishing work in Gurgaon, India (a satellite city which is part of the larger National Capital Region), goes to meet her friends at a pub in South Delhi, and decides to call an Uber home. This chain of events is typical of what many young professionals…

New Delhi Train Station is busy during the morning's peak hour. 

Envisioning a More Integrated South Asia

May 21, 2014


On May 15, as buzz from India’s historic election reached a high the day before results were announced, The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in Delhi, launched the SARCist, a comprehensive online resource center dedicated to the issues facing South Asia regional cooperation.

Commuters travel through one of New Delhi's 146 metro stations. 

India’s Elected Women Leaders Push to End Violence Against Women

December 18, 2013


One year ago, on December 16, the fatal rape case of a 23-year-old woman in a Delhi suburb shocked the nation, grabbing international news headlines, and mobilized the government and civil society to recognize…


South Asian Women Entrepreneurs Challenge Status Quo

December 18, 2013


It was Sabita Mahajan’s first time flying out of Nepal. She was a bit afraid and nervous on her way from Kathmandu to New Delhi, India, where she was traveling for an exposure tour for businesswomen, hosted by The Asia Foundation.