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Child marriages went up during Covid, Karnataka topped the list

Experts claim that the numbers are higher than what has been reported. Reason like poverty, illiteracy, superstition, a lack of knowledge about child marriage laws, a lack of interest in educating girl children, and traditional wishes are cited behind this large number of cases. 

In the year 2020-21, Karnataka saw a double increase in the number of child marriage cases.
In the year 2020-21, Karnataka saw a double increase in the number of child marriage cases.
Published on Mar 24, 2022 12:07 PM IST

Girls deserve equal access to tech and STEM education

The study has been authored by Shilpa Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation

Ed-tech also has the promise of helping traditionally underserved girls and women of India pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, leading to far better career options for them. However, a lot of work remains to be done to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields.
Ed-tech also has the promise of helping traditionally underserved girls and women of India pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, leading to far better career options for them. However, a lot of work remains to be done to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields.
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:01 PM IST

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

IBM, HT Code-a-thon  come together to bridge STEM gender gap

To make coding more attractive and mainstream, Hindustan Times organizes an annual nationwide Coding Olympiad for children between Grades 4 to 9. The initiative aims to expand logical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving skills through coding amongst young students. 

IBM, HT Code-a-thon  come together to bridge STEM gender gap(File photo)
IBM, HT Code-a-thon  come together to bridge STEM gender gap(File photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 03:30 PM IST

How can Indians reduce their son bias

The study has been authored by Dr Anjini Kochar who teaches at Stanford University and is a senior fellow at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and others

Pandemic reinforces gender inequality, women have just 76% of men’s legal rights(Twitter/G3nderE)
Pandemic reinforces gender inequality, women have just 76% of men’s legal rights(Twitter/G3nderE)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 09:05 AM IST
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