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Thursday, Aug 13, 2020
Lalita Panicker

Lalita Panicker


Lalita Panicker leads the opinion section at Hindustan Times. Over a 33-year career, she has specialised in gender issues, reproductive health, child rights, politics and social engineering.

articles by Lalita Panicker (297 results)
Aug 08, 2020 17:04
The central and state governments and the private sector must come up with innovative solutions to make women a real part of the next phase of the growth story. read more
Jul 25, 2020 19:21
The lack of safe abortion facilities will have an impact on both health and family planning long after the coronavirus crisis is overcome, both in terms of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions. Planning for this now is the only option read more
Jul 11, 2020 19:24
The coronavirus has occasioned a rethink in our health care systems and infrastructure in general. It is now time to put mental health into the mix and prepare for the future which will bring many more challenges on this front read more
Jul 02, 2020 12:48
A court ruling that not wearing accoutrements of matrimony invalidates marriage is a step in the wrong direction read more
Jun 13, 2020 19:28
Women’s health is a vital issue. In this, reproductive health has to take precedence. Health services are not reaching them in time in many urban and rural areas. At a time when basic health services are stretched, it is quite likely that women’s health needs, both in the public system and at home, are not a priority read more
May 30, 2020 20:06
For those with disabilities, being confined to limited spaces is par for the course. A holistic approach to changing society, making it more inclusive and accommodating should include paying special attention to those with special needs. read more
May 16, 2020 19:17
This pandemic will leave behind orphans. This leaves children open to various forms of exploitation from being forced into child labour, sexual violence and begging. Many older children may have to stop going to school to look after their siblings read more
May 02, 2020 17:14
That nursing does not attract enough people is seen from the poor ratio of 1.7 nurses and auxiliary medical staff to 1,000 people in India, 43% less than prescribed by the World Health Organization read more
Apr 18, 2020 19:12
Now more than ever, both the central and state governments need information on people so that they can make targeted interventions read more
Apr 04, 2020 16:56
Gender-based violence tends to increase in crisis situations such as natural disasters, epidemics and conflict read more
Mar 21, 2020 16:33
Women are also primary caregivers within families. But within families, given the patriarchal system in which men make all vital decisions, women are likely to get the short end of the stick. read more
Mar 07, 2020 17:18
The endeavour should be to help the victim fight back, and reclaim her life and home, and not be forced to stay in camps, like so many women riot victims have been forced to do read more
Feb 26, 2020 19:08
Introduce flexible hours and crèches in courts and law firms. Address the pay gap. Honour women role models read more
Feb 08, 2020 19:58
There are several benefits of having more women bus drivers. For a start, buses will become less threatening spaces for women read more
Jan 25, 2020 17:52
If we were to put a face to the current protests across India, like many in the past, the ones that immediately come to mind are those of women from Padukone to Aishe Ghosh to the heroic women of Shaheen Bagh read more