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