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Wednesday, Jan 22, 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 (282 results)
Dec 22, 2019 06:33
Given the alarming rate at which crimes against women and girls is increasing, the police have to be made more aware of gender justice and its myriad forms. We have a strong government; there is no excuse not to begin these reforms. read more
Nov 23, 2019 19:03
The statistics are not encouraging. Women entrepreneurs, according to a study, made up a mere 13.76% of the total number of entrepreneurs. This puts India at 52nd of 57 countries in the Index of Women Entrepreneurs read more
Oct 29, 2019 17:30
Instead of punishing people with the two-child policy, give them information and tools to make a choice read more
Oct 28, 2019 14:39
Studies show that natural disasters tend to lower life expectancy more in women than in men. read more
Oct 12, 2019 21:12
The idea of open jails and more access to legal aid would go a long way to improving the lot of women in prisons. But for now, it would seem that system believes more in locking women up and throwing away the key read more
Sep 28, 2019 20:08
If the families that girls are married into knew that they have a strong support system at home, they might think twice before attacking them read more
Sep 15, 2019 09:30
When certain well-known Hollywood stars were outed as abusers of young men, there was an initial hue and cry but unlike the #MeToo movement led by women in the same industry, the alleged abusers seem to have got away with it at least until now. Even... read more
Sep 04, 2019 19:02
The State must make the scheme even more attractive by incorporating food that is to children’s taste read more
Aug 31, 2019 19:33
Family planning which focuses only on women, and executed largely by women workers, will not yield the appropriate results. Male workers can convince men of the need for institutional deliveries and inform husbands of the need to be involved in child... read more
Aug 04, 2019 19:35
This lack of safety in public spaces is one reason why women are not joining the workforce in greater numbers, why girls drop out of schools, why women cannot enjoy the recreational spaces in urban areas, and why they find taking public transport di... read more
Jul 20, 2019 21:11
We have very few domestic abuse counsellors in India and the police who are the first port of call for a victim often do little more than warn the husband and then send the woman back to the abusive home. read more
Jul 07, 2019 07:40
The difference in thinking among Muslim women’s groups unlike many of their male counterparts is the realism with which they approach their struggle read more
Jun 08, 2019 18:06
Women, especially those who are empowered, cannot have it both ways. They cannot be victims, however hurtful it may be to realise that the men they invested in are cads read more
May 11, 2019 21:25
It is not enough to just sensitise men, this goes beyond that. If powerful male politicians were serious about gender equality, they would push for a more egalitarian system and allow women to share the political spaces that they so zealously guard read more
Apr 28, 2019 16:05
This feminist Hindutva, for want of a better expression, does nothing to promote women’s rights. In fact, the women of the Hindu right themselves are against what they call modern women who are shunning traditional roles and daring to seek out their... read more