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A litmus test for gender justice in higher education

A decade after UGC’s SAKSHAM Report called out misogynistic practices, women continue to be denied substantive equality and voice in higher education

Despite being close to a majority at the entry level, women academics face several challenges. (Shutterstock/ Representational image)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 10:23 PM IST

India must bridge the gender equality gap

A concerted focus on a more robust implementation of the targets of Goal 5 (Gender Equality) of SDGs would lend heft to India’s declared commitment on women-led development

The average wage salaries for women remain at around 70% of their male colleagues (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 07:51 PM IST

Making development much more inclusive

The old growth versus equity, and development versus environment, approaches became less salient. Equity, access and democratic participation, diversity and pluralism are today seen as integral to development, with policy choices being predicated on sustainability and inclusivity.

The administrative and political will to optimise resource utilisation must clearly be galvanised. India’s enthusiastic support for women-led development at the G20 cannot lose sight of the two crucial axes of human security: Freedom from want and freedom from fear. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 08:56 PM IST

HTLS 2022: Time to formulate foreign policy with gender-sensitive approach

Mainstreaming gender requires developing a shared new lexicon that reframes priorities around issues germane to an inclusive democracy, without sidestepping difficult questions.

Engagement of women at the high tables where peace is brokered must reflect experiences at the grassroots. (Reuters)
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 12:23 PM IST

CUET shouldn't become the sole arbiter of college admissions

CUET undoubtedly provides a much-needed corrective to the irrational and unsustainable system of cut-offs and frees students from the frenetic pressure and expense of taking multiple entrance exams. Yet questions remain

Students arrive to appear for the first slot of Common University Entrance Test for undergraduate admissions, New Delhi, July 15, 2022 (Amal KS / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 02:17 PM IST
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