The long-held view that women need protection from the outside world, where their respectability is endangered is changing, as women take on greater responsibilities and activities.
Although the state’s overall scenario needs improvement, some interventions have helped bring a social transformation in parts of rural Rajasthan society.
A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
Many women who climbed to power in male-dominated political systems benefited from feminist movements that urged more women be in leadership positions.
Suggesting that women from a popular workers’ organisation are sex workers is only the latest in a long line of inappropriate and offensive comments the state power minister has made.
Muslim women will stand to lose the most as BJP appropriates the issue of triple talaq to further the Hindu right’s communal agenda.
Noorjehan Safia Niaz of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, an intervenor in the Shayara Bano PIL before the Supreme Court, advances a mature and nuanced viewpoint in a vitiated political climate.
In conversation with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy on Islam, the hijab, human rights and sex.
Given the UP chief minister’s regressive views on women, his views on triple talaq are guided more by anti-Muslim sentiment than concern for women’s rights, say activists and opposition parties.
The girls have years of catching-up to do as most of them stopped going to school after ISIS militants overran Mosul in June 2014.
‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ follows the lives of four women with sartorial, professional, spousal and sexual desires in small-town Bhopal.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
The recommendation of compulsory prenatal sex determination is aimed at preventing foeticide, but doing so will target every woman bearing a female foetus and impact their already poor access to safe abortion.
Journalist Rana Ayyub posted screenshots of abusive private messages with sexual overtones sent to her by Bincylal Balachandran.
Surya Harikrishnan, a professor at Manipal University in Udupi on her research in archaeophotonics, the itch to educate and how growing career.
“It has already come to light that in many cases, these ‘anti-Romeo squads’ have become an even greater source of harassment and fear for women and men,”
TVF’s instant dismissal of sexual harassment allegations against its CEO instead of promising an independent probe reveals flaws in the web entertainment industry’s understanding of feminism.
There are multiple levels of intimidation – societal as well as institutional – that deter victims of sexual violence from speaking up.
A new research project that examines the impact of surveillance on women offers wider answers about the relationship between data, power and autonomy.
The show uses the form of a highly charged soap, complete with dramatic music and cliff-hangers, to impart lessons on spacing between pregnancies, contraceptives, puberty, and domestic violence.
Kavita Vemuri and her students design games to enhance the working of networks in the brain for neurorehabilitation at her lab, Serious Gaming.
Why aren’t doctors talking about ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which can be potentially fatal to women undergoing IVF?
At a conference at Bharathidasan University, Trichy, women scientists talked about the constraints they face, striking a work-life balance and the need for institutional gender equality programmes.
Victoria Kolakowski was to travel to India on invitation of the US state department as an expert on LGBT law and policy.
Globally, women are paid at least 23% lower than men and in countries like Turkey the gap can be as much as 75%.
A story about adolescence and sexual violence
Jayamma Belliah, an Adivasi from Ananjihundi village in Karnataka, documents her life in a forest with a camera.
At the event, which was attended by women and men from all over the country, participants passed a resolution condemning discrimination against women.
“We wanted to send a message – that women are normal people and that women scientists are normal scientists.”
Unlike Bollywood, whose inebriated women always seem to end up dancing on top of bar tables, Kollywood’s women are always missing from TASMAC shops.
In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
From women empowerment to soil health, the UID project, now more than ever, has become a crucial component of the Modi government’s governance agenda.
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.
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.
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.
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.