In India and around the world, 2017 was a tumultuous year for feminism. A look at the watershed moments:
‘LGBTIQA+’ is a term often employed to be inclusive – but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.
Kaneenika Sinha studies questions about distribution patterns of special numbers like prime numbers.
Farooqui was earlier convicted and sentenced to seven-year jail term by a trial court in New Delhi in August 2016. However, the high court had acquitted him in the case last year.
The Kashmiri-origin Conservative Party MP from Wealden was appointed parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Transport by PM Theresa May as part of her New Year reshuffle last week.
With the Aziz Ansari story sparking nuanced conversations across the world, India must introspect on consent both inside and outside of a marriage.
According to one scientist, being a woman adds to the misery of working in Jammu and Kashmir. Nurturing the scientific temper among people is a beast of its own.
A replaced scheme is underway even as official data show 7,89,478 pending cases under Shubhlaxmi Yojana for monetary benefits for giving birth to a girl child.
Bihar is gearing up once again to form a statewide human chain, this time against dowry and child marriage.
Every #MeToo story doesn’t involve brutal rape and exploitation, but that doesn’t make them any less important.
The studio continues to grapple with the fallout of sexual harassment allegations against its former co-chairman Harvey Weinstein.
To become true supporters of Muslim women, men in Saudi Arabia, Iran and India need first and foremost to shut up and listen.
Poonam Kumari, currently doing research in IIT Guwahati, talks about piezoelectricity and busts some myths about mechanical engineering.
Even after a gap of ten years between two government health and family surveys, the burden of sterilisation – with all its risks – on women remains unchanged.
From Noor Jehan to Qandeel Baloch: what are the consequences of not being subservient in our society?
Four Chinese environmentalists talk about joining an all-female expedition to the Antarctic.
New data from the National Health and Family Survey records marital rape even as Indian law has yet to criminalise it.
Senior advocate Indu Malhotra would be the first woman lawyer to directly be appointed as a judge of the top court, instead of being elevated from a high court.
Fifty percent of adults in India disapprove of women working and 40% of those in Delhi think Dalits marrying non-Dalits should be illegal, a new study has found.
A Reuters review of federal court cases filed between 2006 and 2016 revealed hundreds containing sexual harassment allegations where companies used common civil litigation tactics to keep potentially damning information under wraps.
As Islamophobia creeps deeper into India’s psyche, Nazia Erum’s book delves into how children are being bullied for their religious identity.
Without data, it is impossible to track progress or identify policies and interventions that are achieving gender equality.
Women can become invisible subjects in a context where the city is a political territory for making citizenship. That is why women often have to build their citizenship by taking risks.
With the Supreme Court readying itself to review Section 377 again, India must try and rid of itself of its bigoted and patriarchal ways and become more inclusive.
The #MeToo movement shocked our collective conscience and reminded us that women continue to face inequalities that go beyond just economic opportunity.
Demonising Muslim men has been an important political plank for the Modi government. The triple talaq Bill fits in perfectly with it.
Australian’s parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage in December after a nationwide postal survey returned an overwhelming majority in favour of the unions.
Gracie’s stand was one of the top news headlines of the day on the BBC itself and on other British media.
Healthcare providers need to be held responsible for their actions and must treat women in labour as autonomous individuals.
In countries where women receive more institutional support than they do in India, it is possible to expect some meaningful insights will arise out of applying the Finkbeiner test to profiles of women in science.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said the issue arising out of Section 377 of the IPC had to be debated upon by a larger bench.
A conversation with a condensed matter physicist about surface science and making a change in Indian science.
These marriages cannot be curbed through legislation alone, but require coordinated efforts from the government, the civil society and the media.
In the year UP chief minister Adityanath turned the ‘suhaag raat’ into the stuff of national headlines, Khabar Lahariya follows the trail of condoms in rural Bundelkhand.
There is something innately wrong about the way harassment is portrayed in the media and the effect it has on the reader.
Here’s a list of suggested amendments to help strengthen the Bill.
Delhi high court will continue hearing arguments in the case on January 8.
The construction of the Muslim woman in contemporary feminist discourse conceives of marriage as an institution that confers economic security on women.
Ranaut is not the change itself. She is the prelude to it. She could be Bollywood’s proto-Weinstein moment.
Women have probably never had it this good in the hugely misogynistic landscape of Tamil cinema. And backing them up is a new batch of young filmmakers.