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.
An FIR has been filed but the local police has not been receptive to the girls’ complaints.
At a recent rally, Dimple Yadav suggested that women’s reservations in government jobs was part of the Samajwadi Party’s plans.
LGBT advocates, who argue the state law banning local protections for gay and transgender people is discriminatory, said they were disappointed.
Although UNICEF data shows the need for increased dialogue on menstrual health, little has been done on the ground to facilitate that.
“Women bow down to men because they are uneducated. Lack of education deprives them of their political right.”
After Oscar-nominated ‘Moonlight’, the Indian Censor Board has found its latest victim. This time, it’s award-winning film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.
Six of the Kashmiri women who were allegedly gang raped by Indian soldiers in 1991 have died, the remaining 17 survivors still await justice.
Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply.
The media has the power to influence the mindset of how an incident of rape is perceived through the manner in which stories are constructed. It has a responsibility to use that power well.
The health ministry’s “Saathiya Resource Kit” for adolescents represents a glimmer of hope in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
The court’s verdict is a welcome corrective to misogynistic rhetoric and helps make space for a truly cosmopolitan attitude in India
First introduced in early 2014, Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City, directly confronting a “war on terror culture” that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
There are far too few occasions in an Indian student’s life where they are exposed to real scientists, much less, women scientists.
Born into slavery and self-taught, Greenfield forced white critics across the US to re-examine their assumptions about the abilities of African-American singers.
Normative ideals about romantic love implicitly stigmatise polyamory. We must question the limits placed on what counts as a ‘romantic’ relationship.
Without covered bathrooms offering sufficient privacy, where do women bathe?
The court blamed search engines for not doing enough to bar advertisements and thus leading people to online material promoting sex determination and selection practices.
The petition may or may not change the state of human rights in Chhattisgarh but it will certainly crank open the gates for more women to seek relief for crimes committed against them.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
Roche is dragging companies that are manufacturing similar medical products through endless legal battles, discouraging them from entering the market and hence affecting the availability of affordable medicine.
British band Wild Beasts’ newest video for their song, ‘Alpha Female’ turns the spotlight on Bengaluru’s women skateboarding community.