Thursday, March 23, 2017

Empowering Agrarian Women in India

“I have done seasonal labour for many years now. I have looked after the house  and my husband and children. Of what use has...

Tapping into new-age aspirations

India cannot change for the better if its women are not given opportunities to realise their potential. Let's put young women at the front...

Whither rights of Muslim women?

Having recorded here a viewpoint on ‘triple talaq’ when the Supreme Court took cognisance of a divorced Muslim woman’s plea in March and issued...

Addressing sexual harassment on campuses

In May 2016 the Universities Grants Commission notified its regulations on prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in...

Revamping public policy approach towards commercial sex-workers: An Analysis

Commercial sex work today, in India constitutes a Rs. 40,000 Crore annual business with nearly 10 million people, predominantly women, involved in it in...

What role does gender stereotyping play towards sexual violence? – Part...

While talking about the impact of popular culture, it is imperative to mention to role the news media plays. To the credit of the...

What role does gender stereotyping play towards sexual violence?

There has been much debate on the rise of instances of sexual violence in modern times but this violence is not new to human...

Are Government schemes improving the socio-economic situation in India?

Smt. Abola Bawri, resident of Raghavpur village, Purulia 1 block of Purulia district, West Bengal, lost her husband in an accident three years ago....

Women MPs in Lok Sabha: How have the numbers changed?

The issue of women’s representation in elected bodies and Council of Ministers came to the forefront yet again last year around this time, with...