“It has already come to light that in many cases, these ‘anti-Romeo squads’ have become an even greater source of harassment and fear for women and men,”
Gilbert Baker, who was born in Kansas in 1951, was stationed in San Francisco in the early 1970s while serving in the US Army, at the start of the gay rights movement.
TVF’s instant dismissal of sexual harassment allegations against its CEO instead of promising an independent probe reveals flaws in the web entertainment industry’s understanding of feminism.
There are multiple levels of intimidation – societal as well as institutional – that deter victims of sexual violence from speaking up.
A new research project that examines the impact of surveillance on women offers wider answers about the relationship between data, power and autonomy.
Anasuya’s article looked at the impact of making educational qualification a requirement for panchayat elections on rural women.
The show uses the form of a highly charged soap, complete with dramatic music and cliff-hangers, to impart lessons on spacing between pregnancies, contraceptives, puberty, and domestic violence.
Kavita Vemuri and her students design games to enhance the working of networks in the brain for neurorehabilitation at her lab, Serious Gaming.
Advancing women’s equality in total could bring a potential boost of 28 trillion dollars to the global annual gross domestic product by 2025. New York: The statistics unveiled at an annual meeting of women at the UN were disturbingly revealing: On a global average, women only make 77 cents […]
Why aren’t doctors talking about ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can be potentially fatal to women undergoing IVF?
At a conference at Bharathidasan University, Trichy, women scientists talked about the constraints they face, striking a work-life balance and the need for institutional gender equality programmes.
Victoria Kolakowski was to travel to India on invitation of the US state department as an expert on LGBT law and policy.
Globally, women are paid at least 23% lower than men and in countries like Turkey the gap can be as much as 75%.
A story about adolescence and sexual violence
Jayamma Belliah, an Adivasi from Ananjihundi village in Karnataka, documents her life in a forest with a camera.
At the event, which was attended by women and men from all over the country, participants passed a resolution condemning discrimination against women.
“We wanted to send a message – that women are normal people and that women scientists are normal scientists.”
Unlike Bollywood, whose inebriated women always seem to end up dancing on top of bar tables, Kollywood’s women are always missing from TASMAC shops.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
From women empowerment to soil health, the UID project, now more than ever, has become a crucial component of the Modi government’s governance agenda.
Not only were women’s day rallies cancelled so as to not disrupt the prime minister’s visit, anyone seen as a possible ‘protestor’ was detained by the police.
In the women’s day special episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the global gender wage gap and union minister Maneka Gandhi’s comment on curfew timing for women in hostels.
On International Working Women’s Day, Pinjra Tod organised a march to Shastri Bhawan.
Unless we’re addressing gender inequalities everywhere, especially in the Arab region, we will achieve equality nowhere.
Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country’s marriage law threatens its progress.
A trend analysis of the latest National Family Health Survey shows that women are compelled to be responsible for keeping family sizes small even as contraceptive prevalence rate has declined in several states.
The lack of sex-disaggregated data and statistics, right from birth, make gender gaps and the realities of the lives of women and girls invisible.
As the country remains preoccupied with the Uttar Pradesh elections, on women’s day, we look at some of the voices that didn’t find political expression in the campaign.
Saudi Arabia has no law against transgender people, but the kingdom has carried out arrests for cross-dressing and ordered the imprisonment and flogging of men accused of behaving like women, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
Aajibaichi Shaala is not your ordinary school. At “grandmothers’ school” in Fangane, India, elderly women get the chance to learn how to read.
Over the years, Aarthi Sridhar has learnt to be decisive and insistent, to sound confident about being out at sea. It’s the only way she will be allowed on a fishing boat.
The secrets to Meera’s mass success are the drop of universal truth in her books, her seemingly endless energy, her adventurous spirit as a writer, and her willingness to explore other places.
Around the world, tradition often opposes equality. But when it comes to the question of gender equality, such situations can become volatile. That’s what happened in Nagaland, India this February.
It is estimated that it will take 170 years to close the global gender wage gap – 52 years longer than it would have done just a year ago.
The differences between Narendra Modi and Pranab Mukherjee’s recent speeches are as clear as day and night. What should we take away from them?
While companies are increasingly aware of the need for a ‘feminist’ narrative within the organisation, the corporate sector as a whole ignores the reality of caste and the effect this has on the workplace.
‘The jurors were impressed with the amount of work put into her stories through travelling, collecting documentary evidence and cross-checking facts to give authenticity and a humane touch to them.”
A report from the International Commission for Jurists has found that fear of police violence and persecution keeps many queer people away from the justice system.
In 2017, the struggle to define same-sex marriage and LGBTQI rights as they appear in the Declaration of Human Rights is growing increasingly fierce.