Although the GST reduced the tax burden on sanitary napkins, there is a need to consider why such a tax exists for what is a necessary good for many.
“I will write in the same way in which I lived through all of this: carrying myself with enormous, infinite grace.”
The first of its kind, a report by the Digital Rights Foundation has recorded the experiences of online harassment, bullying and fear faced by women in Pakistan.
A spoof paper attempting to prove the entire field of gender studies a fraud has come into the limelight. But it doesn’t really achieve its aim.
Examining how the “sexy powerful heroine” became a narrative that pervades a variety of cultures and time periods.
It is slowly but surely becoming socially acceptable to start talking about periods, a biological fact as old as womankind itself.
The ruling legalising same-sex marriage in Taiwan is proving crucial in setting an example for the acceptability of LGBT rights in Chinese culture.
It’s time to acknowledge that technology by itself is not empowering; it must be inter-linked with broader policy interventions across social sectors.
Comments like ‘little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face’ get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Will President Rouhani, who has spoken up for gender equality, give women a chance in his second term?
This task force comes after two gay men in the province of Aceh were publicly flogged and days after police raided a gay club in Jakarta
LGBT rights activists had harboured high hopes that their years of campaigning for same-sex marriage would win the court’s backing.
This is the first application of anti-homosexuality laws introduced in Banda Aceh, which has long had a reputation as Indonesia’s most conservative region.
Leo Varadkar, 38, the Dublin-born son of an Indian father and Irish mother, is expected to become Ireland’s first homosexual prime minister.
The Sahitya Akademi Award winner’s latest murder mystery thrills while engaging with perceptions of queer sexuality in India, questions of class and caste, and the lives of sex workers in Mumbai.
Female participation in sport should not depend on the number of women who write about sport. The skewed coverage owes much to the same culture that privileges a ‘pretty face’ over her knowledge of cricket.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Angola, influencing women’s fashion and creating business opportunity for thousands of female entrepreneurs.
Independent, powerful feminist role models or a warning to women not to overstep the mark? Witches have been many things over the years.
Uterus transplants raise several ethical concerns drawing from the health risk posed to women, especially since the surgery is not meant to treat a life threatening condition.
This post takes a look at the statistics on suicides in India and whether men are more likely to commit suicide than women.
While female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, an entire station for women, with mainly young women, is a novelty.
The judge also said the law should be broadly construed to give people with disabilities recourse to pursue discrimination claims.
Conditionalities related to utilising health services do not make any sense in the absence of a service guarantee and only serve to blame the victims and not the system for its failures.
Ladaiti Devi is a self-assured and wise warrior who found her calling in weaving ‘durries’ – and now her fingers weave a magic that is locally renowned.
Sexual violence is increasingly becoming a tactic of terrorism in conflict areas; approximately one in five refugees or displaced women have experienced some form of sexual violence.
Women trained in the use of the internet are travelling across four districts of Assam to bring its benefits to rural women, which in turn is boosting their household earnings and changing everyday lives for the better.
It’s been two months since 41 girls burned to death in a fire at a state-run home for children. But Guatemalan authorities have been slow to act.
The AIMPLB believes the Quran sanctions wife beating but is willing to let that ‘right’ be trumped by secular law. So why is it insisting on the sanctity of patriarchal practices that are not Islamic?
Foreigners have been warned to stay away from the event due to rule changes aimed at keeping foreigners out of domestic politics.
At a UN debate, deputy permanent representative Tanmaya Lal spoke of India’s contribution to increasing the role of women in peacekeeping operations.
The apex court appeared concerned regarding the options that would be left to a Muslim man if all forms of talaq were struck down.
This week’s column looks at why ‘motherhood’ isn’t considered a serious subject to write about, the cultural and legal mess surrounding surrogacy, and the special bonds we share with our friends’ moms.
Jyoti Singh’s rapists are the symptoms and not the problem of sexual violence in India.
The blog features pieces by members of the LGBT community remembering Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, and explaining the fear they live with since their deaths.
The 23-year old woman was taken by men by car from near her home in Sonipat to the nearby city of Rohtak, where they raped and brutalised her.
Despite playing a crucial role in food production, women are often not considered to be farmers because, in India, the legal recognition is derived from land ownership.
A Beti Bachao Beti Padhao audit has discovered the truth behind how Haryana achieved a massive improvement in its notoriously low sex ratio.
These pictures were shot before the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. However, even now you find young girls doing such backbreaking work in these areas.
About the visceral bond between mother and child.