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The I-View World Film Festival had presence of popular personalities such as actors Swara Bhasker, Sayani Gupta, Vivek Gomber, Rajesh Tailang, Bani J, directors Onir, and Faraz Ansari.(PHOTOS: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)

Gurugram treats cinephiles, hosts film festival amid pandemic

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The recent I-View World Human Rights Film Festival had panel discussions, film screenings and a coveted guest list from India and abroad.
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The gap between the views of men and women within the 18-34 age group risks greater tensions and could have lasting implications for workplace participation and the gender pay gap in the future.(FIle photo)
The gap between the views of men and women within the 18-34 age group risks greater tensions and could have lasting implications for workplace participation and the gender pay gap in the future.(FIle photo)

Poll reveals young people most likely to doubt women leadership capabilities

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 04:08 PM IST
No group in any country expressed total comfort with a woman as head of government or running a major company.
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Study suggests men feel less powerful in private lives as compared to public lives

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 10:57 AM 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.
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“Mary Wollstonecraft was a life force in women’s battle for freedom. She was the forerunner of feminism.”(Instagram @mulefreedom)
“Mary Wollstonecraft was a life force in women’s battle for freedom. She was the forerunner of feminism.”(Instagram @mulefreedom)

Monument to British feminist icon ‘long overdue’ says artist Hambling

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | London
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:09 PM IST
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.
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Negotiations elevated and empowered “the actors that have fueled the violence,” instead of empowering women and others who are peace-builders — and women were either confined to “informal processes or relegated to the role of spectators,” said UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.(Reuters)
Negotiations elevated and empowered “the actors that have fueled the violence,” instead of empowering women and others who are peace-builders — and women were either confined to “informal processes or relegated to the role of spectators,” said UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.(Reuters)

After 20 years, no equality for women in peace talks: UN

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | United Nations
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 05:57 AM IST
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.
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The lineup, announced Sunday, propels the Balkan country to the brink of the global top 10 for gender equality -- an issue that has typically been higher on the agenda of western European countries.(Pixabay)
The lineup, announced Sunday, propels the Balkan country to the brink of the global top 10 for gender equality -- an issue that has typically been higher on the agenda of western European countries.(Pixabay)

Serbia to become one of world’s most gender-balanced governments

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Serbia’s proposed new-look government is among the world’s most gender balanced, with women named to half of ministerial posts.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)

Social media abuse drives girls off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat: Global study

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | London
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 12:58 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.
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French President Emmanuel Macron put it bluntly, “women’s rights are under attack.”(Unsplash)
French President Emmanuel Macron put it bluntly, “women’s rights are under attack.”(Unsplash)

25 years after UN women’s meeting, equality remains distant

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | United Nations
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:35 AM IST
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.
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“When families can’t afford school and have to choose, they will often send boys.”(Unsplash)
“When families can’t afford school and have to choose, they will often send boys.”(Unsplash)

Girls are being pushed to quit school and start working towards family income amid Covid-19 pandemic

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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.
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India beat China to win a four-year term on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, a prestigious wing of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.(AFP)
India beat China to win a four-year term on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, a prestigious wing of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.(AFP)

India wins three elections to key UN bodies

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:52 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.
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Shabana Azmi on the idea of masculinity and how gender equations can improve.
Shabana Azmi on the idea of masculinity and how gender equations can improve.

Shabana Azmi: ‘Why is masculinity not about tenderness, empathy, and being supportive?’

PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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.
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Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media about changing the 2020 general election date during a press conference at the Parliament in Wellington on August 17, 2020.(AFP)
Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media about changing the 2020 general election date during a press conference at the Parliament in Wellington on August 17, 2020.(AFP)

Donald Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel, Jair Bolsonaro: Women have been better leaders than men during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s why

By Andreas Kluth | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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.
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Studies around the world have found women are picking up more of the extra chores and childcare during the pandemic. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Studies around the world have found women are picking up more of the extra chores and childcare during the pandemic. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Lack of childcare found ‘destroying’ mothers’ careers amid pandemic

By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma | London
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)

Coronavirus: Gender inequality increases in media during pandemic

By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Brussels
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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.
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Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 was enacted on August 1, 2020.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 was enacted on August 1, 2020.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

82% decline in triple talaq cases since law enacted by Modi govt, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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”.
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Putting smartphones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world.(Unsplash)
Putting smartphones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world.(Unsplash)

Smartphones empower women in less developed countries, here's how

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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.
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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.(Canva)
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.(Canva)

International Family Day 2020: Best wishes, images, quotes, Facebook messages & WhatsApp status

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 12:10 PM IST
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.
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Patriarchal societies excuse young boys for predatory behaviour and contribute to a rape culture(ANI Photo)
Patriarchal societies excuse young boys for predatory behaviour and contribute to a rape culture(ANI Photo)

Battling the ‘locker room’ mindset| HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Schoolboys have been found glorifying rape. Patriarchy has percolated to the next generation
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In India, such a situation can exacerbate the already weak position of women within the family — resources are normally limited for them, given that they are usually economically disempowered, and their voices are not heard(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
In India, such a situation can exacerbate the already weak position of women within the family — resources are normally limited for them, given that they are usually economically disempowered, and their voices are not heard(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

The lockdown is making women more vulnerable | Opinion

By Lalita Panicker | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Gender-based violence tends to increase in crisis situations such as natural disasters, epidemics and conflict
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A man carries vegetables on a bicycle in Hyderabad.(AP)
A man carries vegetables on a bicycle in Hyderabad.(AP)

10% global GDP needed to tide over Covid-19 crisis: UN

By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 05:43 AM IST
The cost of remittances - a lifeline in the developing world - should be brought as close to zero as possible.
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Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)
Location courtesy: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/ Saket ;Styling: Tanya Aggarwal; Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Anuj Dogra (Delhi) and Bhagyashree Vaid (Mumbai)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)

HT Brunch Cover Story: 11 women define feminism differently

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Strength, status or mere symbolism, what the F word really means to the strong and successful women of today
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Outfit: BCBG; Hair: Akshata Honawar; Make up: Marianna Mukuchyan(Kevin Nunes)
Outfit: BCBG; Hair: Akshata Honawar; Make up: Marianna Mukuchyan(Kevin Nunes)

“Don’t lose your identity after marriage or kids”

By Dhara Vora Sabhnani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:02 AM IST
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
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Institutions need to invest in strong mentoring mechanisms for early-career academics, so that they do not have to rely on external socialising, beer evenings or on the goodwill of senior academics(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Institutions need to invest in strong mentoring mechanisms for early-career academics, so that they do not have to rely on external socialising, beer evenings or on the goodwill of senior academics(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Make physics more gender inclusive

By Prajval Shastri
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Address bias in hiring; invest in social science training; and work-life balance policies for all
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Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(HT file)
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(HT file)

Ramesh Pokhriyal extends greetings on International Women’s Day

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 09:14 AM 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.
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The mandala’s black-and-white central layer outlines the struggle of the previous millennia. The colored layer celebrates the struggle for equal right for women in the present day.(Screengrab/YouTube)
The mandala’s black-and-white central layer outlines the struggle of the previous millennia. The colored layer celebrates the struggle for equal right for women in the present day.(Screengrab/YouTube)

Google Doodle celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 05:32 AM IST
The struggle for gender equality and labor movements from both this century and the 1900s are depicted through multi-coloured layers in the Google Doodle video.
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Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)
Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Celebrating Women’s Day with grandmothers and granddaughters

By Veenu Singh and Drishti Vij | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Generation gap be damned! 6 set of grandmums and granddaughters swap wardrobes and trade life lessons
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Women are still excluded from the top table, from governments to corporate boards to award ceremonies. Women leaders and public figures face harassment, threats and abuse online and off. The gender pay gap is just a symptom of the gender power gap(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Women are still excluded from the top table, from governments to corporate boards to award ceremonies. Women leaders and public figures face harassment, threats and abuse online and off. The gender pay gap is just a symptom of the gender power gap(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Change the system, not women, for gender parity, writes UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres

By Antonio Gutteres
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Our world is in trouble, and gender equality is a part of the answer. Man-made problems have human-led solutions. Gender equality is a means of redefining and transforming power that will yield benefits for all
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Gender Equality - The right of every child.(UNICEF India/Instagram)
Gender Equality - The right of every child.(UNICEF India/Instagram)

Gender equality: The right of every child

By Dr Yasmin Ali Haque | Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:14 PM IST
In 2019, UNICEF conducted research on gender-based discrimination and neglect among children age 0-6 and the results are sobering. Analysis of SRS data shows that 760,000 sex-selective abortions of female fetuses took place between 2015-2017.
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Women’s enrolment in higher education, which was less than 10% of the total enrolment on the eve of Independence, has risen to 48.6% in 2018-19. The total enrolment has grown to 37.4 million(Hindustan Times)
Women’s enrolment in higher education, which was less than 10% of the total enrolment on the eve of Independence, has risen to 48.6% in 2018-19. The total enrolment has grown to 37.4 million(Hindustan Times)

Enhancing gender equality in India’s higher education| Opinion

By Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Over the last six years, from students to faculty, across streams, women’s participation has grown in institutions
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The film, Thappad, attempts to explain that it is not merely the single slap — even though it should be unacceptable — but everything that the response to such violence symbolises that is a problem
The film, Thappad, attempts to explain that it is not merely the single slap — even though it should be unacceptable — but everything that the response to such violence symbolises that is a problem

The quest for true gender equality| HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Recognise the agency of women within intimate relationships
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