Activists said the government must hold consultations with various stakeholders, particularly women’s rights organisations, before moving forward.
Stories of women being harassed or killed for turning down proposals from men are becoming more and more common.
At the Dalit Women Speak Out conference in Pune, activists, academics, lawyers, poets, writers and students talked about their struggle for social justice and how to take it forward.
In ‘The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die’, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay has created one character who far exceeds the book’s limitations.
The resignation of one of May’s most trusted allies who had helped pacify her deeply divided party is a blow for May as she navigates the final year of Brexit negotiations.
Activists believe the proposal to amend several articles of the Indonesian Criminal Code is aimed at persecuting the LGBT community.
Two of ten women between the ages of 15 and 19 in the Dominican Republic have been pregnant or are mothers, representing 15.9% of the country’s population.
In conversation with Samah Mansur, an Egyptian activist who has worked on women’s rights for over ten years.
Sangeeta Lenka, a soil scientist, discusses her research in conservation agriculture and how to tackle deteriorating soil health in India.
What happens when you combine a cultural obsession with thinness, a bit of organised propaganda and a catchy hashtag? Enter the “bikini bridge”
Under the leadership of Anita Devi, mushroom farming has become a symbol of empowerment in the Nalanda district.
Can triple talaq, at best a civil wrong, come under the purview of criminal law?
The Centre for Women’s Development Studies’ 2018 calendar revolves around two women members of the constituent assembly – Dakshayani Velayudhan and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
While the NCRB data have shown a substantial rise in crimes against women, activists say there has been an increase in reporting rather than the rate of crime.
Over the past two years, numerous women have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances towards them in the years before his entry into politics.
“Given that there is such a strong push for digitisation in India, it is important to see who is being left.”
In ‘The Economization of Life’, Michelle Murphy suggests that the entire edifice of modern economics was built to serve a conspiratorial purpose.
A 2011 poll had found Pakistan to be among the three most dangerous countries for women.
Same-sex marriages are legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, and significant advances have been made to increase access to legal abortions in Argentina, Chile, Mexico City, Colombia, Bolivia and Uruguay.
Amrita’s works, on display at the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum in Ahmedabad, adumbrate her strong personality, sexuality and sensibility as a young artist.
From 2005-2012, just 28% of Hollywood movies had a female first lead character while only 19% had a non-white first lead character.
Are CCTV cameras really the best way to keep schools sexual assault-free?
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
Research found that women’s NGOs had made vital contributions to the success of development projects, but they were easily marginalised and trivialised once those projects got off the ground.
Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced concerns about endorsing discrimination against non-heterosexual people, but also about anti-religious bias.
The matter was listed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which during the brief hearing noted the concern raised by the NGOs, RIT Foundation and the All India Democratic Women’s Association.
The commission has said that the soccer body is a public authority since it receives “substantial funding” from the government and is thus answerable under the RTI Act.
To begin with, its definition of the word ‘transgender’ is wrong.
As of the next legislative elections in 2019, all the lists of candidates for Congress must necessarily alternate male and female candidates.
The election field for the municipal polls saw a striking change this time – the active participation of women and transgender candidates contesting ‘general’ seats.
The data does not support the controversial theory that caste identities matter less in urban areas.
Farida Khan married when she was 12 and became a single mother with two kids at the age of 16. In 2008, she started Pehchan, a coaching centre for young girls who dropped out of school. Khan continues to fight for women’s education despite the mounting financial troubles […]
The convergence of real-life and online activism can help victims of sexual and gender-based violence find creative approaches to telling their stories, including through writing, poetry, dance and music.
According to the study by ActionAid India, not only more women engage in unpaid work as compared to men, they spend two to ten times more time on unpaid work.
Taking charge as WHO’s deputy director general in December, India’s Dr Soumya Swaminathan speaks to The Wire about global health, where India stands on medical research and how women can get ahead in the workplace.
The precise number of children bornas a result of sexual violence perpetrated by ISIS fighters is difficult to establish, but in March 2016 it was estimated that there were 31,000 pregnant women living within the caliphate.
The report finds that between 2002 and 2015, Section 67 was the highest used Section in the IT Act after Section 66.
Australians overwhelmingly endorsed legalising same-sex marriage in a postal survey run by the national statistics agency and the bill easily passed the Senate by 43 votes to 12.
A survey has revealed that the gender pay gap in sport is larger than one finds in politics, academia, business and medicine.
Cleared by the censors on appeal, the film urges women to live and fight back after sexual assault.