Latest from gender equality
This paper has been authored by Neelanjana Gupta who works at IWWAGE. It is a part of an initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) at LEAD
Published on Dec 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
This study has been authored by Ruchika Chaudhary.
Published on Aug 16, 2021 01:08 PM IST
- Devoleena Bhattacharjee has taken a jibe at those who moral police women. On Instagram, Devoleena shared a video clip replying to a question on women using cuss words.
Published on Jul 03, 2021 03:36 PM IST
The video was launched at a United Nations conference on March 30, 2021. The conference heard from Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and various UN special rapporteurs and civil society organisations.
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 06:49 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Geneva
In an attempt to raise awareness on gender equality, a local school in Nepal organised a race where wives were asked to carry their husbands on their backs while running. The event took place on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Published on Mar 10, 2021 07:28 AM IST
ANI | , Tanahun [nepal]
The International Conference on Gender Equality got underway here on Thursday with Kerala Social Justice and Women and Child Development Minister K K Shailaja emphasising the need to promote social entrepreneurship in a big way for the uplift of marginalised sections.
Published on Feb 11, 2021 06:56 PM IST
PTI | , Kozhikode, Kerala
The recent I-View World Human Rights Film Festival had panel discussions, film screenings and a coveted guest list from India and abroad.
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 02:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | Naina Arora, Gurugram
No group in any country expressed total comfort with a woman as head of government or running a major company.
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 04:08 PM IST
A new study from Lund University has suggested that men perceive themselves as having less power in their private lives as opposed to their public lives.
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 10:57 AM IST
Washington [US] |Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
British artist Maggi Hambling, whose monument to feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft will be unveiled in London on Tuesday, said the pioneering thinker would be “dancing a jig” over Kamala Harris becoming the first female U.S. vice president.
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 01:09 PM IST
London |Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Security Council that in peace negotiations from 1992 to 2019 only 13 percent of negotiators, 6 percent of mediators, and 6 percent of signatories to peace agreements were women.
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 05:57 AM IST
United Nations |Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
Serbia’s proposed new-look government is among the world’s most gender balanced, with women named to half of ministerial posts.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global study showed on Sunday.
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 12:58 PM IST
London |Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
Years after the adoption of a road map to achieve equality for women not a single country has reached that goal — and many warned that instead of progress there is now push back.
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 09:35 AM IST
United Nations |Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
Girls are being pushed to quit school and start working towards family income amid Covid-19 pandemic
One of the first cutbacks that many poor families consider during tough financial times is education for their daughters. During the pandemic with in-class learning shuttered, some girls in rural areas of Asia countries are being pushed to drop out.
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 04:47 PM IST
India beat China to win a four-year term on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, a prestigious wing of the world body’s Economic and Social Council, and won seats in two other ECOSOC bodies.
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington |Yashwant Raj
Insisting that both men and women need to change in order to establish a better gender equation, Shabana says masculinity is associated with toxic ideas right now.
Published on Aug 29, 2020 05:54 PM IST
Donald Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel, Jair Bolsonaro: Women have been better leaders than men during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why
The evidence is in: At least during the first wave of Covid-19, countries with female leaders suffered far lower death rates than comparable nations led by men. This doesn’t mean that the trend will necessarily persist in a second or third wave.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Bloomberg |Andreas Kluth | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
The International Labour Organization has warned coronavirus could wipe out “the modest progress” made on gender equality at work in recent decades, with women globally at greater risk of losing their jobs.
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 07:56 PM IST
London |Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
Gender inequalities in newsrooms have increased during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the survey of 558 journalists in 52 countries, the COVID-19 crisis had a negative impact on women’s salaries as well as on their work responsibilities, career advancement and private life.
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Brussels |Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the law against triple talaq has nothing to do with religion and was made purely to ensure gender equality by ending an “inhuman, cruel and unconstitutional practice”.
Published on Jul 22, 2020 07:06 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Women who have access to mobile phones in less or least developed countries are more likely to be involved in decision making, hence, bringing a chance of empowerment.
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Washington D.C. [USA] |Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
International Day of Families: So as some lucky ones spend time with their respective families, while others make do with video and phone calls, here are some of the best wishes, images, quotes, Facebook messages and WhatsApp statuses to share with your loved ones this day.
Updated on May 15, 2020 12:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi |hindustantimes.com
Schoolboys have been found glorifying rape. Patriarchy has percolated to the next generation
Updated on May 06, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
Gender-based violence tends to increase in crisis situations such as natural disasters, epidemics and conflict
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Lalita Panicker
The cost of remittances - a lifeline in the developing world - should be brought as close to zero as possible.
Updated on Apr 02, 2020 05:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Dhamini Ratnam
Strength, status or mere symbolism, what the F word really means to the strong and successful women of today
Updated on Mar 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Veenu Singh
Actor-turned-author Esha Deol Takhtani speaks about the power of self-respect in a woman’s life and reveals plans of a new film project
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 12:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times |Dhara Vora Sabhnani
Address bias in hiring; invest in social science training; and work-life balance policies for all
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 04:47 PM IST
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally every year on March 8 to mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Published on Mar 08, 2020 09:14 AM IST
New Delhi |Asian News International