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Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
Namita Bhandare

Namita Bhandare


Namita Bhandare writes on gender and other social issues and has 25 years of experience in journalism. She has edited books and features in a documentary on sexual violence. She tweets as @namitabhandare

articles by Namita Bhandare (284 results)
Feb 21, 2020 18:24
Women want politicians who will listen to them. The AAP’s work in schools and mohalla clinics, free bus rides for women and subsidies for electricity and water was a major draw. But if Kejriwal really wants to be a game-changer, he might want to end an old bias and recognise that there can be no democratic representation if 48.1% of the country’s population is shut out. read more
Feb 07, 2020 19:17
In a slum in New Delhi, a group of young women and men are making their city safer read more
Jan 24, 2020 20:16
Care work is highly gendered and a barrier to women’s participation in the paid economy. It’s time we changed that read more
Jan 10, 2020 18:48
Women have their own perspective based on their struggles to ascension. To exclude them from crucial meetings is to shut out the voices of nearly half of our population read more
Dec 27, 2019 18:33
The photographs emerging from the Jamia protest — not just the iconic video featuring the four but also women breaking stereotypes in all— women protests, offering roses to police, giving clear soundbytes, or just claiming their place on the streets... read more
Dec 13, 2019 17:35
We’ve done the easy part — brought in tough laws, sanctioned fast-track courts, reduced the age of juveniles, and raised the age of consent. Now comes the hard part of mindset change, of demonstrating the will to stamp out violence against women, of... read more
Nov 29, 2019 19:05
One in three women worldwide faces violence. But in a post-MeToo era, conversation around sexual violence is in the open and so is the need for change. read more
Nov 15, 2019 18:23
India has the largest number of underage brides in the world and 26.8% of girls marry before they are 18 . This is the age of consent under a 2012 amendment, which makes even those under 18, in consensual relationships, vulnerable to parental backlash,... read more
Oct 04, 2019 18:54
Perhaps the biggest transformation has taken place in rural India where in 2016, 70% of 18-year-olds were already in college. But do they want daughters to pursue careers? That’s another story. read more
Sep 20, 2019 20:24
A conversation that began post the December 16 Delhi gangrape has grown louder. We may be miles away from a world free of sexual assault, but we are certainly a few notches closer read more
Sep 06, 2019 22:57
Concerns about a national law on population revolve around two questions. Will it be coercive and will it further skew our already precarious sex ratio? read more
Aug 23, 2019 19:14
Despite the hardships they face, teenage girls are pushing back for change read more
Aug 09, 2019 19:37
From Unnao to Wayanad, the lesson is clear. Women who speak up against sexual assault are sought to be silenced by men who are backed by institutional support read more
Jul 26, 2019 19:41
Most Indian women athletes face hurdles — from gender bias (girls can’t play; it’s unseemly; they will become dark) to lack of opportunity. In many cases, they must also grapple with poverty read more
Jul 12, 2019 18:11
In a country where 52% of women believe it is okay to be beaten by their husbands, the views of Sandeep Reddy Vanga, director Kabir Singh, apparently endorsing physical violence as a sign of love, are deeply disturbing. read more