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What is keeping women from going to work?

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
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.(PTI)
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.(PTI)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
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What determines women's labour force participation in India?

This study has been authored by Ruchika Chaudhary.
The study finds that women have notably lower employment rates than men.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The study finds that women have notably lower employment rates than men.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 01:08 PM IST
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Devoleena's message to patriarchy: 'Tum sabki toh main'

  • 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.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee shared a post on Instagram.
Devoleena Bhattacharjee shared a post on Instagram.
Published on Jul 03, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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Guru Granth Sahib stanza included in UN official video on gender equality

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.
The video was launched at a United Nations conference on March 30, 2021.(HT archive)
The video was launched at a United Nations conference on March 30, 2021.(HT archive)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 06:49 AM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Geneva

Wives carry husbands on backs for a race to raise awareness on gender equality

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.
Women in Nepal carry husbands on their backs during a race(ANI)
Women in Nepal carry husbands on their backs during a race(ANI)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 07:28 AM IST
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Global meet on gender equality gets underway in Kerala

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.
The three-day high-profile conclave is being organised by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Kerala, in association with UN Women at the Gender Park here.(Pixabay)
The three-day high-profile conclave is being organised by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Kerala, in association with UN Women at the Gender Park here.(Pixabay)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 06:56 PM IST
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PTI | , Kozhikode, Kerala

Gurugram treats cinephiles, hosts film festival amid pandemic

The recent I-View World Human Rights Film Festival had panel discussions, film screenings and a coveted guest list from India and abroad.
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)
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)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 02:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Gurugram

Poll reveals young people most likely to doubt women leadership capabilities

No group in any country expressed total comfort with a woman as head of government or running a major company.
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)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 04:08 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Study suggests men feel less powerful in private lives as compared to public lives

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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Updated on Nov 15, 2020 10:57 AM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

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

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.
“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)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 01:09 PM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 05:57 AM IST
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United Nations | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

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

Serbia’s proposed new-look government is among the world’s most gender balanced, with women named to half of ministerial posts.
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)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

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

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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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 09:35 AM IST
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United Nations | ByAssociated 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.
“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)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

India wins three elections to key UN bodies

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

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

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.
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.
Published on Aug 29, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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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.
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)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByAndreas Kluth | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Coronavirus: Gender inequality increases in media during pandemic

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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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Brussels | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

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

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”.
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)
Published on Jul 22, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

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

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.
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)
Updated on May 15, 2020 12:10 PM IST
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Battling the ‘locker room’ mindset| HT Editorial

Schoolboys have been found glorifying rape. Patriarchy has percolated to the next generation
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)
Updated on May 06, 2020 01:12 PM IST
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The lockdown is making women more vulnerable | Opinion

Gender-based violence tends to increase in crisis situations such as natural disasters, epidemics and conflict
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)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 04:56 PM IST
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10% global GDP needed to tide over Covid-19 crisis: UN

The cost of remittances - a lifeline in the developing world - should be brought as close to zero as possible.
A man carries vegetables on a bicycle in Hyderabad.(AP)
A man carries vegetables on a bicycle in Hyderabad.(AP)
Updated on Apr 02, 2020 05:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDhamini Ratnam

HT Brunch Cover Story: 11 women define feminism differently

Strength, status or mere symbolism, what the F word really means to the strong and successful women of today
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)
Updated on Mar 21, 2020 10:08 PM IST
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“Don’t lose your identity after marriage or kids”

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
Outfit: BCBG; Hair: Akshata Honawar; Make up: Marianna Mukuchyan(Kevin Nunes)
Outfit: BCBG; Hair: Akshata Honawar; Make up: Marianna Mukuchyan(Kevin Nunes)
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDhara Vora Sabhnani

Make physics more gender inclusive

Address bias in hiring; invest in social science training; and work-life balance policies for all
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)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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ByPrajval Shastri

Ramesh Pokhriyal extends greetings on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally every year on March 8 to mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(HT file)
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(HT file)
Published on Mar 08, 2020 09:14 AM IST
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