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Gender Equality


BC Sakhis: Unlocking rural women’s banking potential

Published on Nov 25, 2022 01:47 PM IST
The government launched the Mission One Gram Panchayat, One BC Sakhi programme in 2019 aiming to create a pool of 1.25 lakh trained and certified women Self Help Group (SHG) members as BC Sakhis.

Empower adolescents through comprehensive sexual education

From Iesha Learning’s previous sex education workshops.
Published on Nov 16, 2022 03:56 PM IST

Cruelty against husbands under the Indian law

Nyaaya,  an open access, digital resource that provides simple, actionable, reliable and accessible legal information to all Indians.
Published on Nov 07, 2022 07:28 PM IST

Equality and individual autonomy in reproductive rights: India shows the way

Women’s consent matters – that’s the top takeaway from the Indian Supreme Court (SC)’s judgment on abortion for all women on International Safe Abortion Day.
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 05:21 PM IST

Reducing child marriages and teen pregnancies

UNICEF estimates that over the next decade, up to 10 million more girls will be at risk of becoming child brides as a result of the pandemic, while the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) projects a figure of 13 million additional child marriages globally over the 2020-2030 decade.
Published on Sep 10, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Redefining masculinity: The dark side of Darlings

On August 5, the streaming platform Netflix released the film Darlings, an Indian Hindi-language black comedy drama, co-written and directed by Jasmeet K. Reen.
Published on Aug 29, 2022 06:01 AM IST

Time to enact the Women’s Reservation Bill

According to a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) released in 2020, less than a tenth of the over 50,000 candidates contesting central and state elections are women. (HT Archive)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 01:24 PM IST

Tribal women have a significant role in India’s transformation

As India progresses rapidly, the need of the hour is to ensure we develop the collective agency of tribal women to make Sabka Vikas (everyone’s development) a reality. It is indeed time for affirmative action and equitable progress.
Published on Aug 09, 2022 06:00 AM IST

Improving gender equality in non-profit boardrooms

According to a 2021 report by Deloitte, the number of women in boardrooms in India was 17.1%, nearly 3% lower than the global average of 19.7%.
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 04:45 PM IST

Why abortion should be a part of Universal Health Coverage

Access to abortion is an unconditional human right and should be entitled as a basic health care service delivered as a part of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).The findings reflected that only 37% of women accessed health care services, as compared to 67% of men.
Published on May 26, 2022 01:52 PM IST

 The key to change: Women’s voice and influence

Women’s voice in decision-making is critical for the development of all. According to the NFHS-5 data for 2019-21 nearly 88.7% of currently married Indian women tend to participate in key household decisions about healthcare for themselves, or make major household purchases.
Published on May 25, 2022 03:18 PM IST

A "big push" that can put India's poorest women on the path to self-sufficiency

Several studies have shown that the ongoing crisis has hit women in India much harder than men - a greater proportion of them lost their jobs, they ate less, did more unpaid household work and had to endure domestic violence.
Published on May 19, 2022 03:17 PM IST

The likely end of Roe v Wade

The Alliance Defending Freedom- a conservative anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage advocacy group- admitted to supporting 15-week abortion bans across states in the US because they knew that such bans would engender opposition from pro-abortion activists who would take these bans to court and accordingly allow Republican-appointed federal judges at the appeals court and Supreme Court level to consider reversing Roe.
Published on May 03, 2022 06:26 PM IST

Keep the focus on increasing female labor force participation

Women’s labor force participation rate (LFPR) (20.0%) is considerably low compared to men (56.0%) as per annual PLFS (current weekly status) 2019-20.
Published on Mar 17, 2022 12:49 PM IST

Inadequate responses from the health system to sexual and gender-based violence

Efforts to introduce special procedures for survivors of child sexual abuse and laws to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace have taken shape.
Published on Mar 08, 2022 02:32 PM IST

Women's Day Special: Poor health system responses to gender-based violence

Inadequate responses from the health system to sexual and gender-based violence are putting survivors' health at risk
Updated on Mar 08, 2022 03:12 PM IST

Girls deserve equal access to tech and STEM education

Ed-tech also has the promise of helping traditionally underserved girls and women of India pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, leading to far better career options for them. However, a lot of work remains to be done to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields.
Published on Feb 17, 2022 10:34 AM IST

Domestic violence and women’s health in India

The focus of this paper is Domestic Violence—the most common form of GBV against women.
Published on Jan 30, 2022 06:26 PM IST

The digital divide and is it holding back women in India?

Rural India faces an even more pronounced digital divide, with men being about twice as likely as women to have used the internet (49% vs 25%). While we see the variation in the digital divide by state/Union Territory (UT), there is no single state/UT across India in which more women than men have used the internet.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:01 PM IST

Keeping children safe online needs a holistic approach

The study identifies three key online safety concerns that arise are, “hacking or creating of fake profiles, trolling and cyberbullying on gaming platforms and sharing of sexually explicit images and pictures”.
Published on Dec 10, 2021 03:02 PM IST

What is keeping women from going to work?

Women workers wearing masks pluck tea leaves at Kondoli Tea Estate, on the first day of Unlock 1 in Nagaon district of Assam on Monday.
Published on Dec 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST

From aspiration to empowerment: Impact of women's collectives

The idea is to recognise the extreme vulnerabilities faced by these groups, and ensure targeted use of funds such as the Vulnerability Reduction Fund (VRF) to address their needs.
Published on Nov 06, 2021 12:35 PM IST

On Her Own Account: Impact of Strengthening Women’s Financial Control 

The study findings shine a spotlight on the importance of providing women with control over their own income through personal bank accounts and banking training.
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 12:07 PM IST

Sex ratio at birth in India: Recent trends and patterns

The instances of gender biased sex selection are obviously not recorded but the numbers of cases can be estimated indirectly based on the deviation of the observed SRB from the natural level.
Published on Oct 12, 2021 05:51 PM IST

How can Indians reduce their son bias

Pandemic reinforces gender inequality, women have just 76% of men’s legal rights
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 09:05 AM IST

How Covid Impacted urban women workforce in India

In August 2020, for women, the likelihood of being employed was 9% points lower than that for men, compared to April 2019, conditional on previous employment
Published on Sep 11, 2021 01:24 PM IST

Why do women eat last? Understanding gender bias in India

Representational image from the film Great Indian Kitchen.
Published on Sep 02, 2021 07:23 PM IST

Exploring the relationship between spousal violence during pregnancy

Gender-based violence is a widespread and serious abuse of human rights that affects more than one in three women globally.
Published on Aug 28, 2021 03:39 PM IST

Transforming the lives of rural women through the DAY-National Rural Livelihoods

Women labourers work at a site under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Ajmer, 2020 (PTI)
Published on Aug 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST

Financial inclusion and intimate partner violence: What does evidence suggest?

Nearly one in five women globally have experienced sexual or physical violence.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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