discrimination

Is the beauty industry hurting us?

Is the beauty industry hurting us?

January 30, 2020

The internet has transformed beauty culture from an exclusive domain of models and magazines to the broad, accessible world of social media. In recent years, research shows that more women are saying that they feel beautiful, but at the same time, a vast majority of women feel th...

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In an era of economic growth, women remain worse off

In an era of economic growth, women remain worse off

January 20, 2017

According to a recent report named ‘An economy for the 99 percent’ by Oxfam, an international confederation of charitable organisations focused on the alleviation of global poverty, the gap between rich and poor is far greater than had been feared. The report shows how our br...

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Who was the Indian poetess Savitribai Phule ?

Who was the Indian poetess Savitribai Phule ?

January 4, 2017

Celebrating the birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, the poetess who stood against caste and gender-based discrimination in India during colonial times, Google India shows a meaningful gesture.

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NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

NGO Series: The Rising People Welfare Society

January 3, 2017

In an effort to contribute to the society, a movement by young people taking ownership of the institutionalised children in the community led to the formation of ‘The Rising People Welfare Society’, an NGO in New Delhi that helps provide education and healthcare to Delhi's ma...

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Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

October 25, 2016

Indian PM Narendra Modi shared his views on the practice of ‘Triple Talaq’, which has added another shade to the ongoing debate within India to explore the future possibility of a Uniform Civil Code.

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Differently-abled employees in India

Differently-abled employees in India

October 15, 2016

Though many organisations in India are ignorant about the inclusion and rehabilitation of disable persons, various others are recognising the need to tap the differently-abled population; despite the challenges.

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Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

Indian acid attack survivors walk the ramps of NYFW and LFW

September 19, 2016

Acid attack survivors Reshma and Laxmi caught the attention of the world last week with their debuts at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and London Fashion Week (LFW) respectively, bringing the issue of acid attack to the fore.

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Low-caste Dalits in India protest against oppression

Low-caste Dalits in India protest against oppression

August 3, 2016

A Dalit youth who consumed poison in protest against thrashing of men from his community in Una, Gujarat, died on Sunday, intensifying the anger of thousands of others who vowed not to take away the carcasses of dead animals till the atrocities by the self-proclaimed cow protecto...

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Six Pack Band, un groupe transgenre indien

Six Pack Band, un groupe transgenre indien

July 19, 2016

« Hum Hain Happy », une reprise en hindi de la chanson à succès « Happy » de l'américain Pharell Williams, lancée dans le cadre d’une campagne de sensibilisation autour de la communauté transgenre, par le groupe musical indien Six Pack Band, a connu un grand succès en...

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Another violent wave in Bangladesh

Another violent wave in Bangladesh

June 20, 2016

Bangladesh is captured in an upsurge of violence against the religious minorities, following a series of attacks on secular bloggers, activists and intellectuals, that began last year. The recent execution of a Hindu priest, however, has triggered new absurdity in the country.

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International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 18, 2016

Even as the world observes International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, the third genders are not yet fully accepted by the society and face constant harassment and exploitation. Though countries across the globe celebrate International Day against Homophobia a...

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India at UNESCO

India at UNESCO

March 14, 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, on March 8, India seeks to prioritise girls’ education, also a UNESCO niche activity, through a slew of schemes. All of these schemes seek to transition the country to a more equitable and inclusive trajectory in pursuit of t...

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