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.
According to the UN, seven transgender women have been killed this year although local organisations put the death toll to 17.
Displaced from Pakistan in 1971, these women in the Thar Desert have used their skills of traditional embroidery to earn a living with dignity.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro’s funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
The number of women registering to run as candidates in Iran’s May 19 local elections is encouraging and it presents Iranians with the chance to reshape their government by putting more women in politics.
The company behind the ad, featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has apologised after the ad drew sharp criticism.
A dowry-related death has shed light on the pattern of cover-ups and a culture of acceptance.
Although their release has been a relief, it is important now that the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls receive adequate physical and psychosocial counselling and support.
Oregon works toward becoming the first US state to allow a third gender option on its drivers’ licenses and state identification cards.
There are several provisions under Muslim personal law that discriminate against women and do not give them the rights women of other religions enjoy.
An employee of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India – affiliated to the health ministry – was sexually harassed for an extended period of time by a senior official, who has gone entirely unpunished.
Irrespective of the marital status of women, access to safe abortion services and quality post-abortion care, including counselling, need to be legally guaranteed.
Fifty-four people went on trial in Nigeria on alleged charges that they were celebrating a gay wedding, which is outlawed in the country.
The Gujarat 2002 survivor thanked the high court for its order – possibly the first time that police complicity in communal violence has been clearly acknowledged and punished by the judiciary.
Due to its negligent drafting, the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act is unlikely to benefit the workers in the unorganised sector.
The groundbreaking Mass held by trans pastors was the highlight of a conference on transsexuality and theology held ahead of global day against homophobia.
Over the past 30 years, capitalism has redefined the labour market – and with it, men.
Though the city moves ahead, and so does the country, it seems that the fate of India’s migrant workers is to remain perpetually in the same place.
“I’m still gobsmacked that this is 2017 and we still haven’t reached an effective method of birth control that doesn’t compromise women’s well-being in some way.”