The liberation Mahatma Gandhi sought for women is still more an ideal than a reality.
The university has for years remained plagued by conservative forces, gender inequality and the administration’s callous attitude towards women’s safety.
Baby boxes, where mothers can give up their children anonymously, are a visible symbol of the debate on abortion and the rights of women and children.
The Twitter user was alleged to have referred to men who support women driving as “cuckolds who should be killed”.
Germany’s parliament approved marriage equality in June after Chancellor Angela Merkel chose to make the vote a matter of conscience.
Scientist Kuljeet Kaur is working on ‘experimental indirect astronomy’, which is one of the few ways to study the cosmos without telescopes.
The court refused to show any sympathy to the convict, saying it would do “immense harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence”.
The move does not address the onerous burden Saudi women carry on account of the male guardianship system and is instead intended only to shore up the stature of the crown prince.
Economics does a pretty good job at explaining and predicting patterns in marriage that would otherwise appear irrational.
By setting a different standard of consent for educated women in the recent acquittal of Mahmood Farooqui, the law has failed to acknowledge that rape, even when it is not a stranger rape, is an act of power and dominance.
History shows that whenever rules have been forcefully imposed instead of a participative student-teacher approach, there has been turmoil on campus.
While India’s economy grows, gender inequality is a problem that needs to be addressed immediately, data shows.
The biggest obstacle to women’s freedom is the male guardianship system.
The percentages for other cities, for the same time of the night, are 54% in Bengaluru, 48% in Chennai and 30% in Mumbai.
The appointment of Royana Singh comes when the university is under scrutiny for comprising women’s safety.
In the US, today, the share of women graduating in mathematics and statistics is higher than in economics.
Violence in childhood is often deeply embedded in social norms, including patriarchal ideas that perpetuate gender inequality and underpin interpersonal violence against women and children.
O.P. Upadhyay was convicted by a Fiji court for sexually harassing a 21-year-old woman.
Misinterpretations of the MTP Act reflect the failure of the legal system to treat vulnerable pregnant women as persons capable of making decisions concerning their body.
“We are at a loss to understand why what appeared to be a well functioning body in JNU needed to be disbanded and could not seamlessly incorporate an Internal Complaints Committee.”
Judge sets aside conviction of writer-director, saying he doubted whether the incident took place without the victim’s consent and if it did whether Farooqui could “discern/understand the same”.
A number of students and two journalists were injured in a lathi charge by the police on Saturday night, after which the chief minister asked the divisional commissioner to file a report.
Women’s reproductive rights are under attack across the globe.
The women’s bodies, their voices weaving in and out of each other and their comments framing their songs are living demonstration of how dominance and resistance are not distinct and monologic.
Condensed matter physicist Archana Lakhani is the only woman scientist at CSR Indore – and this has been the case for the last ten years.
“There is freedom in cycling. We are not dependent on anyone now. I can never give this up.”
As of May this year, people from Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups who want to be sterilised have to ask the sub-divisional magistrate for permission.
Let us remember Asima Chatterjee as a world-class chemist in a time when science was a lot less comfortable to do and involved a lot more of getting your hands dirty than it does today.
The chief proctor allegedly told students to “keep quiet” until the prime minister’s two-day visit to Varanasi, beginning the day of the protest, was over.
Information commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu held that the National Commission for Women had failed in the discharge of its responsibility towards its women employees.
“The entire crass sequence actually is reflective of a degenerative mindset of the youth breeding denigrating relationships mired in drugs, alcohol, casual sexual escapades and a promiscuous and voyeuristic world.”
“Nobody asked me my view as if I don’t matter in this game of misogyny played in my name.”
In the new Internal Complaints Committee, five of the eight members will be nominated by the administration rather than elected.
Nandini Singh Chatterjee, a cognitive neuroscientist, has developed unique methods to study autism, dyslexia and language recognition in children.
In fact, Sirleaf’s brand of femocracy – a term coined by Nigerian feminist scholar Amina Mama – has severely stifled women’s political participation.
Despite overwhelming public support, the issue of same-sex marriages has faced a political deadlock, with the Australian high court stepping in recently to give a go-ahead for the vote.
“Today, women account for 56% of the MGNREGA workers. Unlike minimum wages, under MGNREGA, equal wages are paid to both men and women.”
Denying consent to one section of married women, either adult or minor, is problematic and would suffer from arbitrariness.
“The tendencies she was showing were at a nascent stage. We cannot really pin-point if it is really homosexuality.”
Srubabati Goswami has two sides. She is an internationally renowned scientist and she is a roaring modern Indian woman.