Monday, September 25, 2017

Addressing the role of Sustainable Development Goals for women

In 2015, member countries at the United Nations adopted a new development agenda as a plan of action for ‘people, planet and prosperity’ enshrined...

Women Safety in India: An Epitome or Epitaph?

The thinking man in me was galvanized by this pragmatic yet thought provoking recent TV Commercial of Sonata ACT watch with a SOS call...

Why is the work of a housewife still unrecognised by economy...

After the absolving of slavery and serfdom, the work of an housewife is considered to be the only unpaid labor in economy. Major economists...

Of skin-whitening creams and racism

A string of controversial advertisements appeared on televisions across India in the early 2000’s that turned the spotlight on to a decades-long obsession: skin-whitening...

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...