Sharp divisions between women’s groups are obvious but more are now open for a wider debate in the wake of newer evidence
Women athletes have had to fight not just their opponents but also callous administrators and social prejudices
Networks and mentors go a long way in working around bureaucracy, and female scientists feels men have much stronger networks that they can tap into
The June 23 order of Justice P. Devadass directing the rapist to go for mediation had triggered a controversy
The paternalism inherent in Indian society prevails even over seemingly “progressive” campaigns to promote the girl child
New Delhi: With St Stephen’s College engulfed in a raging controversy over the sexual harassment of a research student who has also accused it of efforts to hush up the incident, women’s groups have stepped up their campaign for the resignation of the renowned educational institution’s head. Even […]
The first of its kind since 1932, results from the Socio Economic and Caste Census launched in 2011 were flagged off today
What is the point of taking selfies with your girls when you’re also responsible for creating the most toxic environment for them to grow up in?
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that a rape accused would not be let off the hook even if he agrees to marry the rape victim, saying that for a woman, her body is her own temple and could not be defiled. “When a human frame is defiled, […]
A new policy document from ICANN asks if it can eliminate private domain registrations
The rights of the rapist-as-husband are a macabre gift of modern Indian law, to be framed along with other celebratory pictures of patriarchal justice in the archives of our male-dominated courts.
“When there were loud knocks on the gate, Imam Mohammed had thought that the police were trying to scare them in opening the door. But a loud crunch on the door dispelled his illusions. The police were using a battering ram.”
1. Japan trumps China for Bangladesh port In a setback to China which had plans of building a port about 25 km away, Japan is all set to start construction of the 18m-deep port at Matarbari on Bangladesh’s South-East coast by January 2016. China is trying to develop closer economic and military […]
It is a matter of urgency that doctors and nurses be informed that the problem in hooch tragedies is always methanol, and that the antidote to methanol is ethanol.
Women are among the worst hit in rioting. Protecting their rights is Astitva’s mission.
Travel is supposed to make us feel more alive so why is the hotel room a place of such loneliness and despair?
Two recent papers throw some light on how the revolutionary development of smaller and more fine-boned humans influenced the growth of cooperative culture, the birth of agriculture and human dominance of the planet
Seen any women speaking at a public event lately? And was that enough?
What makes the initiative especially urgent is that 14 out of the 29 paternity claims made since January 2010 have been made by minors, who claimed to have been sexually abused.
The ad is also likely to get the backs of women up since the domestic scene it approvingly shows is of the woman shopping, looking after the bills, cooking and serving food to her husband — as her husband lolls around watching television
Just as violation of the environment and the rights of tribal people is not an ‘internal family matter’ that should be kept away from international forums, the violation of women’s rights cannot be an ‘internal family matter’ for the organisation.
1. Sexual harassment claims rock Greenpeace An ex-employee of the NGO Greenpeace has come out with a post on an online forum outlining her experience of sexual harassment and rape when she worked at the organisation. The victim had earlier shared her experience on Facebook, and had got […]
Select comments from our readers on stories in The Wire last week. Smart cities and Modi I’m glad that The Wire is not owned by a business group or funded by advertisements. That would allow you to be neutral and objective. However, one finds that you are totally anti-Modi, […]
Govt ready to negotiate on the land acquisition bill Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that the government is willing to relax its stand on the land acquisition Bill and is open to amending certain clauses after facing stiff opposition both inside and outside the Parliament. Gowda […]
Statements like “Despite being a woman” humiliate half the citizenry of this country
New Delhi: In the securitised narrative that drives most media coverage of Jammu and Kashmir, the state is a place of big battles, battalions and borders, of boys fighting with their toys. However, the parallel struggles waged by civilians, particularly women, never receives attention in ‘hard politics’ reportage. Even the women’s […]
The struggles for women’s empowerment and improving sanitation are both harmed by using patriarchal messages to encourage construction of toilets.