For most African women, however, the political terrain is too rough to navigate.
Women have decided that they will no longer be silent, they will reclaim spaces and own their voices, and most importantly they will stand with each other in camaraderie.
Farmers in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region are committing suicide due to droughts and mounting debt, with their widows left to deal with the state, moneylenders, in-laws and social stigma.
In rural Bihar, poor nutrition is caused by interrelated factors like the low-intake of nutritious food, lack of healthcare, poor sanitation, early marriage and the lack of breastfeeding.
South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle has elicited personal responses in the form of memoirs, biographies and autobiographies.
This week: a discussion on liberal acquiescence to sexual harassment in India, Harvey Weinstein’s power and a Twitter take-down of a popular bar.
Public awareness on sex attacks in Delhi has surged since the Delhi bus attack and thrown a global spotlight on gender violence.
The world’s first private, performance-based investment aims to keep girls in rural Rajasthan in school. But can projects like that lead to high drop-out rates?
The police have said they will take the class nine student to nearby BSF and CoBRA camps, in case she is able to identify the accused.
Meerabai chose to become a hand pump mechanic when the government offered to train women.
Sudha’s area of concern is geophysics that directly impacts environmental issues such as groundwater contamination and aquifer detection.
Breast cancer rates in China are rising, and are expected to continue rising for the next three decades.
Although the recent judgement criminalises the rape of minor wife, until all marital rape is criminalised, there will remain a disparity in Indian law.
The matter was referred to the larger bench by a three-judge bench headed by the chief justice, which has framed questions for the constitution bench to discuss.
The judgment criminalising sex with a minor wife coincides with the International Girl Child Day, paving a new and historic path towards freedom and dignity for millions of married girls.
If everyone in Hollywood – or any other industry – started renouncing peers for sexual misconduct, how many would be left standing?
“These reports are being generated and sustained only because Islamophobia is so rampant in Kerala, across parties.”
Literally every woman, except the very old and young, has had experiences of either being molested or experiencing an extreme level of abuse like gangrape.
The US has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60% are preventable.
The court made it clear, however, that it was not dealing with the issue of marital rape as a whole.
The Kerala police is competent enough to conduct the investigation, the state government’s affidavit says, and would have sent a report to the Centre if any scheduled offences were discovered.
“It is alarming to have an adult woman today to be ordered into ‘protective custody’ of her parent’s home under the orders of a Court, denied mobility, communication and the company of her friends and well wishers.”
Does a woman’s consent – or lack of it – fail to mean anything if she is married?
While the influx of refugees into Bangladesh continues, the needs of the more vulnerable populations such as women and children are yet to be fully responded to.
Bodies like JNU’s GSCASH sensitise and create dialogue on gender and sexual politics at the university, and on how this interplays with other social and cultural locations and identities.
The liberation Mahatma Gandhi sought for women is still more an ideal than a reality.
The university has for years remained plagued by conservative forces, gender inequality and the administration’s callous attitude towards women’s safety.
The Twitter user was alleged to have referred to men who support women driving as “cuckolds who should be killed”.
Scientist Kuljeet Kaur is working on ‘experimental indirect astronomy’, which is one of the few ways to study the cosmos without telescopes.
The court refused to show any sympathy to the convict, saying it would do “immense harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence”.
The move does not address the onerous burden Saudi women carry on account of the male guardianship system and is instead intended only to shore up the stature of the crown prince.
By setting a different standard of consent for educated women in the recent acquittal of Mahmood Farooqui, the law has failed to acknowledge that rape, even when it is not a stranger rape, is an act of power and dominance.
History shows that whenever rules have been forcefully imposed instead of a participative student-teacher approach, there has been turmoil on campus.
While India’s economy grows, gender inequality is a problem that needs to be addressed immediately, data shows.
The biggest obstacle to women’s freedom is the male guardianship system.
The percentages for other cities, for the same time of the night, are 54% in Bengaluru, 48% in Chennai and 30% in Mumbai.
The appointment of Royana Singh comes when the university is under scrutiny for comprising women’s safety.
In the US, today, the share of women graduating in mathematics and statistics is higher than in economics.
Violence in childhood is often deeply embedded in social norms, including patriarchal ideas that perpetuate gender inequality and underpin interpersonal violence against women and children.
O.P. Upadhyay was convicted by a Fiji court for sexually harassing a 21-year-old woman.