While the number of women in Bangladesh’s workforce is growing, they continue to face exploitation, gender based violence and discrimination.
The Bill was introduced by the Deve Gowda government in 1996 and was passed by the upper house in 2010 after being tossed around for various reasons.
The Gender Beat: Cops Involved in ‘Nearly Half’ of All Rights Violation Cases; Gender Bias in Sports Awards
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
What contributes to the alarming rise in women’s murders in the country?
Conversations around surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies feed into an age-old assumption: that a woman must be a mother.
Women have been stepping up the fight against restrictive and archaic religious and social traditions through legal recourse.
According to activists and lawyers familiar with the case, the accused are being protected because of their links with the RSS and a gau raksha samiti.
According to the Bebaak Collective, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s arguments to the Supreme Court are not only conservative, but discriminatory.
Legal experts and social activists believe that the answer to addressing the issue of safety of women in India lies not in knee-jerk reactions, but in radical police and judiciary reforms.
The NCW chief described his article as “objectionable and obnoxious”, while the opposition has demanded his dismissal from the party.
The Supreme Court has every right to interpret Muslim personal law in a way that satisfies the egalitarian principles of both the Quran and the Indian constitution.
The Bombay high court’s ruling permitting women inside the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali is a good first step but a lot more needs to be done across India and Pakistan to make shrines women-friendly.
Monika Panchani is involved in the study of influence of local deities in the protection of the Great Himalayan National Park.
Though NCRB statistics show slight drops in the number of rapes and crimes against women, activists say these numbers don’t hold much significance.
Five scholars from NIT Surathkal talk about the struggles of being women in science and the difficulties of pursuing higher education.
Dalit women leaders have their own rich tradition of protest, dissent and self-assertion. It is time for history to do them justice.
Restrictions on burkhsa, niqabs and burkinis are back in the spotlight after a top French court on Friday suspended a ban on burkinis.
The government had recently said that provisions are being made in the draft to make parentage of children born out of surrogacy ‘legal and transparent.’
In her historical fiction, Nena-Sahib, ou l’Insurrection des Indes, Antoinette Henriette Clémence Robert demonstrates that in far away, imagined India, women were freer, fiercer and at the centre of all great affairs.
Caregiving struggles are not a family’s circumstance or an individual’s issue, but the result of our collective failure at imagining community-based and non-gendered care.
The burkha is easily read as a sign of religious conservatism rather than an expression of patriarchy. And patriarchy, whether in Islamic or Western societies, finds expression in all sorts of ugly cultural practices.
Focussing on the violation of bodily integrity and sexual autonomy was the rationale behind the expansion of the definition of rape beyond penile-vaginal penetration.
An illustrated depiction of the research Natasha Gurung and Husnara have been doing on oranges at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Kalimpong.
The Heraean Games, held in the Olympic stadium, were instituted as the first athletic competition for women and helped undercut the gendered segregation of Greek society.
“At my university, more women are doing PhD than men. Maybe because women have more patience, that’s why research suits them.”
It’s disingenuous to frame an argument on victory’s shoulders. If a female athlete needs to accomplish extraordinary tasks to be acknowledged as ‘India’s daughter’, then what status does she enjoy before that?
A. Mangai’s book, Acting Up, throws light on the subversive moments in the history of women doing theatre and also brings together Mangai’s many sides – the individual, the scholar and the artist.
Between 1996 and 2012, 238 foetuses and newborn children were abandoned in South Delhi.
“Why do we think of disability as a medical condition?” prompts the life story of Kalyanlakshmi Chitta, who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease at nine-years-old but went on to get a PhD in Economics and now works in the banking sector.
The Produnova has been followed by gymnasts from Egypt, Dominican Republic, Uzbekistan and India – a small set of countries lying at the periphery of the sporting world.
UNFPA and UNICEF have launched the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage , which will support more than 2.5 million adolescent girls at risk of and affected by child marriage.
Individuals and groups, some reluctantly, are starting to express their backing for Sharmila’s decision as public debate over her fast and Manipur’s future rages on.
With the Rajya Sabha passing The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill,2016, six months of maternity leave will soon be a reality for women working in the organised sector.
Once the Bill is enacted, India will jump to third in the world in terms of the number of weeks for maternity leave, behind Norway (44) and Canada (50).
In her years of research in the wild, Jis Sebastian has encountered various forms of resistance as a woman alone in the field.
Despite Nai Roshni facing many hurdles, a Niti Aayog evaluation of the programme has suggested it continue as 86% of the women who have participated in the scheme claim to have benefited from it.
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 needs to be amended to better address the varying concerns of Indian women – be they rape survivors, married women or sexually active single women.
As is often the case with crimes against women, acid attacks are treated with official apathy and societal indifference.
The Bill completely eliminates the option of identification by transgender persons as either male or female and even reinforces injurious stereotypes about transpersons being part male and part female.
Richa Rikhy uses advanced techniques, such as animal culture of mutant flies and genetic engineering, to do marvellous things on the microscope.