Courts are the only institutions left where India’s women ought to be able to expect their freedom to be respected, but now court orders too seem to be legitimising the widespread violence against women.
In conversation with Xavier Estupinan, International Labour Organisation’s wages specialist, about the wage trend in India, gender pay gap, role of trade unions and what the numbers tell us about wage inequality.
An average woman in India spends five hours a day on unpaid household chores – while an average man spends less than an hour.
With the current attitude towards women in workplaces, we have to equip ourselves with stronger weapons to fight implicit biases and explicit social norms.
While the committee’s recommendations do improve on the draft Bill, there are no details on regulating IVF clinics and the surrogate’s autonomy is not respected at all points.
Even though the Centre has made clear its stance on the marital rape of a minor, the state cannot pretend that the marital home is a safe place for the child and abdicate its responsibility towards protecting her.
The narrative of Partition hasn’t gone away with my grandparents. It has become a part of my family’s lived history, and mentality.
Ex-Google employee James Damore’s anti-diversity memo raises a highly polarising question: Does gender diversity in the workplace improve the firm’s performance?
The story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities.
Calling the draft surrogacy Bill ‘narrow’, the parliamentary committee has recommended allowing live-in couples, divorced women and widows to use surrogates, adding that a surrogate should not have to belong to the parent’s family.
More than 100 years after Harvard employed 80 female “computers” who studied the stars, a new team of women are documenting their discoveries.
Men’s rights activist, state agencies and even the Supreme Court seem to have bought into this propaganda, but surveys on the ground tell a very different story.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani appointed two women vice-presidents but made no changes to an all-male list of cabinet ministers criticised by opponents.
Given the “socio-economic realities” around child marriage in India, the Centre argued before the Supreme Court, the exception is needed to “protect the institution of marriage.”
Once a way to socialise, Chandigarh’s well-ingrained culture of men aimlessly cruising through the streets and following women around has now become an everyday form of harassment.
‘Stalking’ entails seeking to make contact to “foster personal interaction” – this is not what happened with Kundu, as the accused were driven by anything but to foster interaction, personal or otherwise.
Barala had earlier been charged with stalking and drunk driving, but a tougher charge was added earlier today when he reached the police station, three hours later than the scheduled time.
In the ten years since PWDVA, a civil act, was passed, over 1,000,000 cases have been filed pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry.
After the girl alleged inaction, the Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the police to submit a status report on the investigation against Kuldeep Barala and others.
The PM had famously said the law will take its course but “parents … have a responsibility” too. By not penalising the Haryana BJP chief, he is sending out a retrograde message.
Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar were arrested a day after ‘stalking’ a woman, but were released on bail within hours.
The incident allegedly took place on July 31, when a Raksha Bandhan programme was organised by the CRPF troopers at a residential school in Palnar village under Kuakonda police station.
Attempted Kidnapping Case: CCTV Footage ‘Unavailable’, BJP Leader’s Family Resorts to Victim-Shaming
In a Facebook post, that has now been deleted, a member of the Barala family shared a photo of DJ Varnika Kundu with two men and implied that she was drunk at the time of the incident.
The stalker was a BJP leader’s son, his victim the daughter of an IAS officer. But the incident which played out in Chandigarh on Friday happens whenever men think they have the right to do as they please with women.
Many in Peru have cell phones and drive cars, but the prevalence of an outdated rural lifestyle offers fertile soil for machismo culture to take root.
A PhD researcher interviewed more than 100 convicted rapists to understand the roots of endemic male violence against women and children – and then went to find the victim of one.
Female labour participation in India is plummeting in spite of rising girls’ education: why and how do we fix it?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
After many questions and differing answers, ‘virgin’ has been replaced with ‘unmarried’ on the IGIMS form.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
Some of the largest cities in India – including Delhi and Mumbai – had more imbalanced sex ratios in 2011 than rural areas, according to government data.
At all levels of government, India performs abysmally in terms of women’s representation in political bodies. But nobody seems intent on tackling this.
Emily Brontë’s 199th birthday is a good time to sweep away the fluff of romantic notions that shroud her only novel, and to examine her genius.
By saying that the misuse of IPC Section 498A is rampant and needs to be tackled by instituting welfare committees to look into cases before action is taken, the court has revealed its biases.
Kolkata witnessed the worst sex ratio drop of any district targeted by the government’s scheme to tackle gender imbalance, Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha on Friday.
The women in the movie may be strong and funny when they are in their secret lives but they make almost no push for empowerment in their oppressive lives.
With rejected and resentful stalkers resorting to committing horrifying crimes, can Bollywood remain uncritical of how stalking is portrayed on screen?
Rosie in ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ exists because there is an enforced denial of desire in the world.
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
One would have assumed that gender-positive changes would take place earlier than in other circles among such highly educated scientists.