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Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)

‘Shocked’ US women stars to appeal equal pay defeat

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 12:02 AM IST
In a widely unexpected decision on Friday, Judge Gary Klausner rejected the US women’s claim of pay discrimination, finding in favour of the United States Soccer Federation.
Nitish hopes that Feminatow would make a huge impact on the inherent imbalances in the feminist movement by forcing the readers to rethink their stand.
Nitish hopes that Feminatow would make a huge impact on the inherent imbalances in the feminist movement by forcing the readers to rethink their stand.

Nitish Bahalwala explores pseudo-feminism in ‘Feminatow’

UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The author’s second book, ‘Feminatow’ speaks of gender discrimination from a man’s point of view.
Glamour and equality in Thailand at world’s top transgender pageant.(Miss Tiffany’s Universe/Instagram)
Glamour and equality in Thailand at world’s top transgender pageant.(Miss Tiffany’s Universe/Instagram)

Glamour and equality in Thailand at world’s top transgender pageant

Pattaya, Thailand | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 10:24 AM IST
The annual Miss Tiffany’s Universe pageant brings together 21 international contestants showcasing their beauty but also spreading a defiant message for equality from across the globe.
Fairness cream ads not so fair anymore(Photos: Instagram)
Fairness cream ads not so fair anymore(Photos: Instagram)

Bollywood welcomes proposal draft to ban fairness cream ads and more

Hindustan Times | By Etti Bali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The punishment is a jail term of up to five years and a fine of up to Rs 50 lakh. The ministry has released a list of total 78 diseases, disorders and conditions under the ban.
The South Korean film, Parasite, became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture for its dark drama(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The South Korean film, Parasite, became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture for its dark drama(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

At 92, the Academy comes of age

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 07:24 PM IST
By awarding Parasite, it recognised global art. But it must strive for more diversity
The Act provides for application of Muslim personal law in matters relating to marriage, succession etc among Muslim parties. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
The Act provides for application of Muslim personal law in matters relating to marriage, succession etc among Muslim parties. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Supreme Court to take up plea against polygamy, nikah halala next month

New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 03:24 PM IST
While the practice of polygamy is outlawed in India, an exemption has been made for the Muslim community under the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.
The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.(Unsplash)
The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.(Unsplash)

Unemployment rate among Indian women more than double of men: Study

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 04:46 PM IST
The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.

Getting to be movie directors for a day

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:14 PM IST
A young director’s course was conducted for students at Ryan International School, Sector 66, SAS Nagar.
A team of officials from the Gurugram health department and Red Cross raided a sex determination clinic in Delhi in November 2017, and seized the machinery.
A team of officials from the Gurugram health department and Red Cross raided a sex determination clinic in Delhi in November 2017, and seized the machinery.

Gender discrimination: Gurugram’s relentless pursuit of a male child

Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 09:14 AM IST
The sex ratio continued to fall over the decades — to 945 girls in 1991, to 927 girls in 2001, and then to 918 in the 2011 Census.
The petitioners said that there were no records stating that the Quran and Prophet Muhammad opposed women entering mosques and offering prayers.(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)
The petitioners said that there were no records stating that the Quran and Prophet Muhammad opposed women entering mosques and offering prayers.(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)

Plea filed in SC to let women pray inside all mosques

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 12:51 AM IST
The petition said that there should not be any gender discrimination at all, and that all Muslim women should be allowed to pray in all mosques, cutting across denominations.
Naaz Joshi, a transsexual model, took to Twitter on Tuesday alleging that Park Inn hotel in Civil Lines rejected her booking for a pageant to be held in June as she was a transgender person.(REUTERS)
Naaz Joshi, a transsexual model, took to Twitter on Tuesday alleging that Park Inn hotel in Civil Lines rejected her booking for a pageant to be held in June as she was a transgender person.(REUTERS)

Trans woman model alleges gender discrimination by hotel in Civil Lines

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 02:44 AM IST
Joshi, who became the first trans woman to win the Ms World Diversity pageant in 2018, said the hotel staff were ‘transphobic’ and were using excuses to ‘reject’ her booking despite leading her on for over two month
A woman talks to a girl outside the newly opened flagship store of Danish toymaker Lego near Wangfujing shopping street in Beijing on February 22.(REUTERS)
A woman talks to a girl outside the newly opened flagship store of Danish toymaker Lego near Wangfujing shopping street in Beijing on February 22.(REUTERS)

China tells employers to stop asking female hires about marriage and babies

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 07:27 PM IST
Chinese women rights advocates saw the notice as a sign that the government is in fact listening to their concerns.
Writer Juhi Chaturvedi was at a literary meet in Kolkata on Thursday.
Writer Juhi Chaturvedi was at a literary meet in Kolkata on Thursday.

Film writer Juhi Chaturvedi opens up about gender discrimination, says it was never meant to be men versus women

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 02:48 PM IST
Writer Juhi Chaturvedi spoke about gender discrimination at workplace, the metoo movement and more at a literary meet in Kolkata.
Bhanwari Devi challenged patriarchal orthodoxies by openly advocating against the evils of child marriage(HT File picture)
Bhanwari Devi challenged patriarchal orthodoxies by openly advocating against the evils of child marriage(HT File picture)

Eliminate bias at the recruitment stage

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 09:52 AM IST
With more women dropping out of the workforce, it becomes vital for Indian workplaces to rebalance their structures and eliminate biases from the recruitment stage
The Supreme Court has declined to hold an urgent hearing into pleas challenging its September 28 verdict allowing girls and women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple. (File Photo)(PTI)
The Supreme Court has declined to hold an urgent hearing into pleas challenging its September 28 verdict allowing girls and women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple. (File Photo)(PTI)

Wait for your turn: SC declines urgent hearing on pleas against Sabarimala verdict

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 08:35 PM IST
The Supreme Court has already listed for November 13 hearing on its pleas challenging its September 28 verdict, which had allowed women of all ages to enter the hilltop temple in Kerala. The judgment had however been opposed by Lord Ayappa devotees, who held massive protests against it.
Achal Khanna is the CEO of a multinational firm. She says the growth of Gurugram has brought a lot of opportunities for its citizens.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Achal Khanna is the CEO of a multinational firm. She says the growth of Gurugram has brought a lot of opportunities for its citizens.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘City which inspired a little girl achieve her dreams’

By Achal Khanna
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Achal Khanna shifted to Gurugram from the western UP city of Saharanpur. She says despite various challenges, the Millennium City spurred her dreams and taught her to take challenges head on.
Kajol will be seen next in Pradeep Sarkar’s Helicopter Eela.(IANS)
Kajol will be seen next in Pradeep Sarkar’s Helicopter Eela.(IANS)

Actress’ films can’t do Rs 500 crore business like Salman Khan’s films, says Kajol

Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:20 AM IST
The topic of pay disparity between male and female actors has been a raging issue in Bollywood with many female actors raising it. Kajol agrees that it exists but insists box office dictates everything.
In February last year, a female Malayalam star was abducted and subjected to sustained sexual violence. Superstar Dileep has been chargesheeted by the police as a conspirator in the case.(Alamy Stock Photo)
In February last year, a female Malayalam star was abducted and subjected to sustained sexual violence. Superstar Dileep has been chargesheeted by the police as a conspirator in the case.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Mollywood, misogyny and the Kerala conundrum

Hindustan Times | By Anna MM Vetticad
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 06:29 PM IST
The battles of a pioneering women’s collective in the Malayalam film industry, formed after the rape of a star, mirror the social contradictions in Kerala, a state outsiders often believe to be progressive
SMCs have also been asked to help school authorities integrate more girls and transgender children into schools.(HT File Photo)
SMCs have also been asked to help school authorities integrate more girls and transgender children into schools.(HT File Photo)

School students to get awareness on gender-based violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 07:07 AM IST
NCERT released a manual which stated that school management committees together may plan activities for transmitting messages on gender-based discrimination and gender-based violence.
Pratima Devi, gram pradhan of Ramchandrapur village in Mirzapur.(Handout image)
Pratima Devi, gram pradhan of Ramchandrapur village in Mirzapur.(Handout image)

This village pradhan champions the cause of women’s dignity, hygiene

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 02:16 PM IST
Pratima Devi decided to contest gram pradhan election only to ensure construction of toilets and bathrooms in her village and to create awareness on menstrual hygiene among girls and women
Indian Police Service officer Navniet Sakera.(HT Photo)
Indian Police Service officer Navniet Sakera.(HT Photo)

Want to create a society that is safe for my daughter: Navniet Sakera

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 05:15 PM IST
In a career spanning 22 years, 1996 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Navniet Sakera has transformed from an encounter specialist to a man known for empathy and a pioneer in furthering gender equality and improving women’s safety in the state as well as the nation.
The institute has hired The Rose Group, a San Diego-based international employment law and consulting firm, to investigate allegations, not yet made public, that were reported to the institute in February.(Representative Photo)
The institute has hired The Rose Group, a San Diego-based international employment law and consulting firm, to investigate allegations, not yet made public, that were reported to the institute in February.(Representative Photo)

Top Indian-American cancer scientist Inder Verma faces misconduct charges

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 02:41 PM IST
The allegations against Inder Verma were first reported by Science magazine, according to which last summer, three female Salk senior scientists sued the institute for gender discrimination calling it an “old boys club”.
Shruti Pathania, the head girl of Saint Soldier International School, Chandigarh, loves to read and wants to write a book on women during Partition. She believes in equal opportunities for women.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Shruti Pathania, the head girl of Saint Soldier International School, Chandigarh, loves to read and wants to write a book on women during Partition. She believes in equal opportunities for women.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Turning 18 with HT: ‘Can’t stand anyone degrading women’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yojana Yadav
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 09:33 AM IST
Shruti believes India is on the cusp of change but finds changing mindsets tough, particularly when it comes to gender equality
Left to right: Shweta, Ankita Mathur, Fiza Ibrahim, Shivani Kanaujiya and Vidushi Agarwal.(HT Photo)
Left to right: Shweta, Ankita Mathur, Fiza Ibrahim, Shivani Kanaujiya and Vidushi Agarwal.(HT Photo)

‘Even death a small punishment for a rapist’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Discussion: Students of Avadh Girls’ College advocate stringent punishment for heinous crimes against women . They also feel parents should teach boys to respect girls
Breaking the norm: Let every day be Women’s Day(PC Chandra Jewellers)
Breaking the norm: Let every day be Women’s Day(PC Chandra Jewellers)

Breaking the norm: Let every day be Women’s Day

By Promotional Feature
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 06:22 PM IST
A new video tells us why women deserve to be treated with respect through the year, and not just on one special day.
Sanjay Dutt plays a humble shoemaker and a single parent in Bhoomi.
Sanjay Dutt plays a humble shoemaker and a single parent in Bhoomi.

Bhoomi movie review: Sanjay Dutt film wants to be a feminist’s pride without giving up on cliches

Hindustan Times | By Sweta Kaushal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:13 AM IST
While Sanjay Dutt is in form, Bhoomi is a stereotypical film that tries to advocate feminism but stays in the comfort zone of a Bollywood masala movie.
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