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.
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.
CIC Pulls up Delhi Soccer Association for Refusing to Disclose Information in Sexual Harassment Case
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.
As of the next legislative elections in 2019, all the lists of candidates for Congress must necessarily alternate male and female candidates.
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.
If We Can Build Mangalyaan, Why Can’t We Do More in Health Sciences: New WHO Deputy Director General
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.
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.
The proposal for a DNA database has triggered opposition from staffers and member states who provide troops for UN peacekeeping operations. The objection is largely on grounds of privacy protection.
From sexual assaults, violation and denial of health rights to the right to choosing a partner, women activists are taking to the streets, village halls and city auditoriums to demand an end to gender-based violence.
A recent landmark study shedding light on the extent of gender bias in the profession was made possible only because of its reliance on a web forum that allowed economists to remain anonymous.
Although the number of Latin American countries that have national policies to protect women has increased, high rates of violence against women persist.
Attacks on women are common to developed and developing countries. Despite attempts to cover them up, they are a daily reality for many women and girls around the world.
Women and girls must be brought as equals into everything that concerns them, and solutions must be planned to end violence with those who have been previously dismissed, sidelined or excluded.
The annual 16 Days of Activism campaign will begin on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and go on until December 10, Human Rights Day.
Sources claim that a Bill to end the practice will be introduced in the winter session of the parliament.
A movement mobilising youth to address issues to end gender-based violence, particularly violence against women and girls.
By community, Dalits (70%) had the highest share of 22 year olds employed in the states in 2016.
A civil engineer at IIT Guwahati talks about her research on lightweight concrete.
Sexual assault in the military, which is defined as anything from groping to rape, is believed to be significantly higher than the number of reports.
The disgraced film producer contracted the Israeli firm Black Cube to spy on his accusers.
When Binota Gayen bought her rickshaw in May last year, she became the first woman e-rickshaw driver in Govindpuri, Delhi.
Is it meaningful to be proud that the prize was awarded to as many women as men this year when the jury could not purposefully acknowledge that the gender gap is bad for us all?
The court also expressed unhappiness over the absence of any women in 31-member GST Council.
Incidents of sexual violence, such as those in Karachi, call on us to collectively defy, one more time, any attempts by anyone to push us back in the char dewari.
Victims of Sexual Assault Continue to Face Humiliation at Hands of Police, Medical Professionals, Finds Study
Despite reforms, rape survivors face several roadblocks to justice and support services from officials unwilling to register complaints to problems accessing healthcare, counselling and legal aid.
By taking on the system at every level – administrative, social and cultural – this young survivor of sexual assault presents a textbook case of a brilliant survivor.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, working with a slim 52-48 majority, called on Moore to drop out of the race “if these allegations are true.”
The transition back to ‘normal’ social life is difficult. Society continues to fear or revere the little girl, despite her ‘return’ to a human form.
The current debates around sexual harassment have been reduced to a simple binary between due process of law and hall of shame, without engaging with contexts that create the possibilities of silences.
The court freed Payal Singhvi from the Nari Niketan to which she had been sent after she stated that no one forced her to convert or marry.