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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
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Navya Naveli Nanda says pandemic 'disproportionately' impacted women

  • Navya Naveli Nanda shared a report detailing the impact of the pandemic on the gender gap. She noted that the pandemic has 'disproportionately' impacted women.
Navya Nanda talks about gender equality in her latest Instagram post.
Navya Nanda talks about gender equality in her latest Instagram post.
Published on Apr 28, 2021 07:05 AM IST
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Pandemic impact: Gender gap in India, world over worsens

According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 released on Wednesday, India had regressed the highest in the sub-category of political empowerment (13.5 percentage points) with a significant decline in the number of women ministers (from 23.1% in 2019 to 9.1% in 2021).
In South Asia, only Pakistan and Afghanistan ranked below India.(AFP)
In South Asia, only Pakistan and Afghanistan ranked below India.(AFP)
Published on Apr 01, 2021 03:35 AM IST
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WEF's gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 countries

The country had ranked 112th among 153 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index 2020.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index said India slipped 21 places from the earlier 87th rank.(HT File Photo)
The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index said India slipped 21 places from the earlier 87th rank.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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Gender gap in employability improving with Indian digital revolution: Survey

The youth employability stood at 45.9% consisting of highly employable resources, that is significantly lower than 46.2% in the previous year, according to the India Skills Report 2021 by talent management specialist Wheebox, in partnership with Taggd, CII, AICTE, AIU and UNDP.
The study found that software and hardware knowledge is becoming a growing demand in industries ranging from travel and tourism to energy and manufacturing. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
The study found that software and hardware knowledge is becoming a growing demand in industries ranging from travel and tourism to energy and manufacturing. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 06:11 PM IST
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42 pc girls allowed access to mobile phone for less than an hour a day: Survey

The survey, released ahead of the National Girl Child Day found that there is a crisis of access to digital devices for adolescent girls in India. It said family attitudes and biases restrict the time given to girls to access a digital device.
Most parents felt that a mobile phone is
Most parents felt that a mobile phone is "unsafe" and an "unhealthy distraction" for an adolescent girl, the survey said(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Spanish art show spotlights ‘hidden’ digital divide in pandemic

A painting of a woman using an iPad, a vase depicting children dreaming of computers - both historical objects with a contemporary twist highlighting the world’s growing digital divide during the coronavirus pandemic.
The so-called “digital divide” refers to the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet, and those with limited or no access.(Pixabay)
The so-called “digital divide” refers to the gap between those who have access to computers and the internet, and those with limited or no access.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 01:31 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByReuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

‘India’s painful shecession’: The virus has made India’s devastating gender gap even worse

Women around the world have been hurt financially by the coronavirus outbreak, but the situation in India is more precarious for them than almost anywhere else.
Less than a quarter of women in India are in the labour force — among the poorest standings in the world — and they earn 35% less on average than men, compared to the global average of a 16% gap. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Less than a quarter of women in India are in the labour force — among the poorest standings in the world — and they earn 35% less on average than men, compared to the global average of a 16% gap. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 12:18 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

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

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

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
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)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 05:48 AM IST
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ByAntonio Gutteres

The Baltimore Museum of Art is targetting gender gap by acquiring only works by women

Late last year the museum attracted major press attention with word that in 2020 it would only purchase works by women, drawing both praise and skepticism.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is targetting gender gap by acquiring only works by women.(Baltimore Museum of Art/Instagram)
The Baltimore Museum of Art is targetting gender gap by acquiring only works by women.(Baltimore Museum of Art/Instagram)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 12:31 PM IST
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Baltimore | ByAgence France-Presse

More girls in age group of 4-8 years enrolled in govt schools, boys go to private schools, says ASER report

The ASER for 2019 is based on a survey conducted in 26 districts across 24 states in India, covering over 36,000 children in the age group of 4-8 years.
Among 4-5 year old children, 56.8 per cent girls and 50.4 per cent boys are enrolled in government schools.(HT File Photo)
Among 4-5 year old children, 56.8 per cent girls and 50.4 per cent boys are enrolled in government schools.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Why it is essential to have women at the table | Opinion

Women have their own perspective based on their struggles to ascension. To exclude them from crucial meetings is to shut out the voices of nearly half of our population
Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses for a group photo with Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata Group patriarch Ratan Tata, Business tycoon Anand Mahindra and others during an interaction with business stalwarts .(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses for a group photo with Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata Group patriarch Ratan Tata, Business tycoon Anand Mahindra and others during an interaction with business stalwarts .(PTI)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 12:14 PM IST
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Gender workplace equality 257 years away: World Economic Forum

The organisation, which gathers the global elite in the plush Swiss ski resort of Davos each year, said that the worldwide gender gap in the workplace had widened further since last year, when parity appeared to be only 202 years off.
Women may have to wait more than two centuries for equality at work, according to a report on Tuesday showing gender inequality growing in workplaces worldwide despite increasing demands for equal treatment.(Unsplash)
Women may have to wait more than two centuries for equality at work, according to a report on Tuesday showing gender inequality growing in workplaces worldwide despite increasing demands for equal treatment.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 02:42 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By, Geneva

India slips to 112th rank on WEF’s gender gap index, in bottom 5 on health, economic fronts

While Iceland remains the world’s most gender-neutral country, India has moved down the ladder from its 108th position last year on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report to rank below countries like China (106th), Sri Lanka (102nd), Nepal (101st), Brazil (92nd), Indonesia (85th) and Bangladesh (50th).
Worldwide, women now hold 25.2 per cent of parliamentary lower-house seats and 21.2 per cent of ministerial positions, compared to 24.1 per cent and 19 per cent, respectively last year.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Worldwide, women now hold 25.2 per cent of parliamentary lower-house seats and 21.2 per cent of ministerial positions, compared to 24.1 per cent and 19 per cent, respectively last year.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 05:37 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Efforts being made to save neurology workforce by reducing gender gap

A new effort is being made to save the workforce of neurology by reducing the gender gap in the field as a study revealed the dominance of male neurologists.
Efforts being made to save neurology workforce by reducing gender gap.(Unsplash)
Efforts being made to save neurology workforce by reducing gender gap.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 02:23 PM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

Wage a battle against India’s rape culture

We’ve done the easy part — brought in tough laws, sanctioned fast-track courts, reduced the age of juveniles, and raised the age of consent. Now comes the hard part of mindset change, of demonstrating the will to stamp out violence against women, of realising there are no short-cuts or half-measures
Change begins at home. Media campaigns can help change parenting norms so that daughters are brought up with the sort of rights that sons enjoy, and sons are taught that their gender does not entitle them to be waited on and served by women(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Change begins at home. Media campaigns can help change parenting norms so that daughters are brought up with the sort of rights that sons enjoy, and sons are taught that their gender does not entitle them to be waited on and served by women(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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Gender biases restrict women entrepreneurs

The statistics are not encouraging. Women entrepreneurs, according to a study, made up a mere 13.76% of the total number of entrepreneurs. This puts India at 52nd of 57 countries in the Index of Women Entrepreneurs
Networking is a huge part of the business world, and here, even successful women have complained about being kept out of the men’s club(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Networking is a huge part of the business world, and here, even successful women have complained about being kept out of the men’s club(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 07:03 PM IST
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Pati Patni Aur Woh song Dheeme Dheeme teaser: Kartik Aaryan switches between cool and sanskari. Watch

Pati Patni Aur Woh song Dheeme Dheeme teaser: Check out the video from Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar's upcoming film.
Pati Patni Aur Woh song Dheeme Dheeme teaser: Kartik Aaryan switches roles as he parties with wife Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in the video.
Pati Patni Aur Woh song Dheeme Dheeme teaser: Kartik Aaryan switches roles as he parties with wife Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday in the video.
Published on Nov 10, 2019 12:44 PM IST
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Mind the gap: Women more likely to quit job over long commute

Women who had an hour-long commute were 29.1 percent more likely to leave their current job than if they had a 10 minute commute compared to 23.9 percent of men.
Women who had an hour-long commute were 29.1 percent more likely to leave their current job than if they had a 10 minute commute compared to 23.9 percent of men.(Unsplash)
Women who had an hour-long commute were 29.1 percent more likely to leave their current job than if they had a 10 minute commute compared to 23.9 percent of men.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 06:05 PM IST
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LONDON | ByReuters

Unemployment rate among Indian women more than double of men: Study

The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.
The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.(Unsplash)
The study noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

How women and men spend their time

In a World Bank study, Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich and Mariana Viollaz analyse time-use patterns in 19 countries to better understand how men and women spend their time.
According to the authors, the gender gap is present across a woman’s life but peaks between the age of 25-44 when marriage and parenthood prevent women from spending time at work.(Photo: Mint file)
According to the authors, the gender gap is present across a woman’s life but peaks between the age of 25-44 when marriage and parenthood prevent women from spending time at work.(Photo: Mint file)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 05:03 PM IST
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Livemint | BySneha Alexander

Pranab Mukherjee calls for bridging gender gap in literacy

If the mother is educated in a household, essential healthcare problems like child mortality can be addressed, Mukherjee said at a programe here.
Women trail behind men in literacy and the gap should be bridged, the former President said. (Representational image)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Women trail behind men in literacy and the gap should be bridged, the former President said. (Representational image)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 06:38 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

STEM careers in India continue to experience gender gap

Nearly 84 per cent Indians believe STEM jobs are important to the country’s future.
STEM career could have a significant impact on the workforce gap. (Representational image)
STEM career could have a significant impact on the workforce gap. (Representational image)
Published on Aug 21, 2019 04:37 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByIndo-Asian News Services

Women gained more economic power but gender gap persists

While women have made great strides in entering the workforce and attaining economic power, there remains a persistent gender gap in attitudes about equality between men and women.
The study, to be presented on Saturday looks at race, gender and education in shaping gender ideology over four decades.(Unsplash)
The study, to be presented on Saturday looks at race, gender and education in shaping gender ideology over four decades.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 11:46 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

What the 2011 census data on migration tells us

Most women migrate due to marriage, and distance is a critical factor in determining the gender gap in migration for work and education.
The number of interstate migrants in Delhi and Mumbai (Mumbai and Mumbai suburban districts) in 2011 was 9.9 million, or one-third of the total population of 29.2 million in these cities.(HT Photo)
The number of interstate migrants in Delhi and Mumbai (Mumbai and Mumbai suburban districts) in 2011 was 9.9 million, or one-third of the total population of 29.2 million in these cities.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Nudging more women into workforce: The shift in approach from women-centric to women-led initiatives

Important ongoing initiatives have benefited women in recent years. But no prominent new steps have emerged
Given the expressed intention of enhancing the low, stagnant female labour force participation, the lack of focus in the budget on issues of safety and mobility – a key constraint on women working outside the home – is a glaring omission(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Given the expressed intention of enhancing the low, stagnant female labour force participation, the lack of focus in the budget on issues of safety and mobility – a key constraint on women working outside the home – is a glaring omission(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 05, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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ByNalini Gulati

Budget 2019: Wage system revamp key to more inclusive growth

Minimum wages, a welfare feature of most advanced and developing economies, are floor wages benchmarked to inflation and designed to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation.
The government is slated to introduce The Code of Wages Bill, 2019 in the current session of Parliament, aimed at rationalising minimum wages in step with proposals made out in the Survey.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The government is slated to introduce The Code of Wages Bill, 2019 in the current session of Parliament, aimed at rationalising minimum wages in step with proposals made out in the Survey.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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We need to discuss women’s safety in public transport

It is an issue of concern that women’s work participation in the country is going down. Three out of four women are not in the workforce today and the gender pay gap is 34%.
The recently held general elections saw 62 women get elected, which still represents 14% of the total number of candidates. India ranks quite low on women’s representation in the Parliament; over 50 countries have more than 30% elected women representatives.(HT Photo)
The recently held general elections saw 62 women get elected, which still represents 14% of the total number of candidates. India ranks quite low on women’s representation in the Parliament; over 50 countries have more than 30% elected women representatives.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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ByKalpana Viswanath

Next job at hand for Delhi election office: 2020 assembly polls

Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh on Monday said his office aims to improve enrolment and voter turnout, among other things.
Soon after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to a close, Delhi’s chief electoral officer (CEO) is set to begin preparations for the 2020 Delhi Assembly elections.(PTI)
Soon after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to a close, Delhi’s chief electoral officer (CEO) is set to begin preparations for the 2020 Delhi Assembly elections.(PTI)
Published on May 28, 2019 05:54 AM IST
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