Women's Rights

06 April 2016: A young USA fan with a message on equality in pay. The United States womens national soccer team defeated the womens national team of Colombia 7-0 in an international friendly at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Bleak New Data Show Just How Long Women Around The World Will Be Waiting For Equal Pay

Women will have to wait more than two centuries ― 217 years ― to have the same job and wage opportunities as men around the world, new data suggests. The annual Global Gender Gap Report from the World...
Women commemorate the anniversary of Saudi Arabia's founding at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh on Sept. 23, 2017. Strict rules on public segregation of the sexes have effectively barred women in Saudi Arabia from entering sports arenas.

Saudi Women Allowed Inside Sports Stadiums In Small Advance For Women’s Rights

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to allow women to enter sports stadiums starting next year, in the latest incremental advance for women's rights in the conservative Muslim country. Starting in 2018,...
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My Feminist Fight For A Front Seat On An Intercity Bus

As I booked an intercity bus from Bangalore to Hyderabad with "XYZ Travels" (no libel today!) for later tonight, I immediately got a phone call from the company. The man on the other end of the phone sounded rather perturbed. He shouted, "You have booked a seat next to gents, Madam!" The reason for his distress was that in spite of one "ladies' seat" being available I chose to book seat number 1, in the very front, which was in all probability going to be next to a man!
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The Baby Bloom Theory: Who Will Come First, The Newborn Or The Nani?

Recently we've had the scent of lilies wafting through our home - a glorious amalgamation of belated Valentine's Day love and gifts from friends with impeccable floral taste. Having noticed one flower was yet to bloom, about a week ago, I told girlfriends that when it does, baby will decide to make his or her way into the world. Freakishly, over the weekend the lone lily, placed next to an antique Ganesha statue at the front of our home, bloomed.
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Yup, Indian Marriages Are Still Sacred – Rape And All

The answer given by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in Rajya Sabha on 10 March on the question of whether the government has plans to criminalize marital rape, is a word-to-word copy of the answer given by Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Rajya Sabha in April 2015. Essentially, the government is saying, "You are not allowed to rape strangers, but if you really need sex, go home and rape your wife."