gender equality

Marital rapes in India: Attack on gender equality and women’s rights

Marital rapes in India: Attack on gender equality and women’s rights

August 30, 2021

Amongst the thousands of facts and figures published in the National Family Health Survey, published in 2015-16, there are startling facts about spousal violence and sexual exploitation of a married woman within the confines of her home. The survey says that  31 pc of married wo...

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Supressing stigma about menstruation

Supressing stigma about menstruation

August 9, 2021

Zomato’s announcement of introducing period leave is not the first time the conversation has come up. Bihar has allowed female government employees two days off each month since 1992, and although lesser-known organisations like Cultural Machine and Gozoop had taken this step p...

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India ranks 140 among 156 countries on WEF’s Global Gender Gap index

India ranks 140 among 156 countries on WEF’s Global Gender Gap index

April 5, 2021

Iceland is the world’s best country for gender equality and Afghanistan the worst, a World Economic Forum index shows. Overall, this year’s report finds that progress has stagnated, with widening gender gaps in political empowerment globally. That means at the current rate, i...

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Kung Fu nuns to the rescue

Kung Fu nuns to the rescue

November 4, 2019

Wearing their traditional maroon robes, these nuns are acing physical fitness, endorsing gender equality and developing an environmental-friendly way of living.

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Decoding India’s Economic Survey 2018

Decoding India’s Economic Survey 2018

February 9, 2018

The Economic Survey 2017-18 presented by India’s Finance Minister ArunJaitley on 29 January conveyed caution as well as optimism, while scripting the way forward for the future.

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Moving towards gender equality

Moving towards gender equality

October 5, 2017

While lack of female participation in various social fields leads discussions relating gender equality, men are left behind here just like in some vital professions.

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India reeling

May 24, 2017

The Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 finds India to be a nation violating human rights in more than ten issues including women's rights, freedom of speech, gender identity and treatment of minorities, to name a few.

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Gender pay gap in India

Gender pay gap in India

May 18, 2016

The gender pay gap in India is as high as 27%, according to the latest Monster Salary Index report. Not only in India, the debate over disparity in wages among male and women employees in the world is fetching interesting facts and socio-cultural factors about this long-standing ...

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Climate Agreement

Climate Agreement

April 22, 2016

On the occasion of Earth Day, the Paris Climate agreement was signed by 175 countries. Representatives from more than 170 nations gathered at United Nations headquarters in New York to sign the Paris agreement on climate change on April 22. During the opening for signature, 175 s...

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