The knotty i ues around rural women's migration for employment that often stigmatize and disempower them in their communities have to be urgently addre ed for gender-inclusive economic growth. By Shi...
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As the nation observes International Girl Child Day on 11 October, here's a glimpse into the lives of two sisters from a remote village in Jharkhand who are singing their way to victory. There was an...
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Note: this post contains some spoilers As a feminist activist who has worked on systemic violence on Indian women for over 15 years, I have long waited for India to produce a film like Parched. Direct...
QAYYARAH, Iraq ― For over two years, heavily armed men from the so-called Islamic State dictated nearly every aspect of life for women in this northern Iraqi town. Women were forced to hide themselve...
Despite strides in feminism, menstruation is still far from an open topic of conversation in the United States, let alone in places with crippling gender inequality, such as rural villages in India an...
Sikkim, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu have removed all restrictions on women working at night.
There’s been a lot of debate around the issue of triple talaq of late, especially since the Supreme Court started hearing a petition questioning its legal validity. Here, rather than going into the merits of the petition, I want to present the sociolegal aspects of triple talaq as experienced by three Muslim women -- Salma (28), Shaheen (45) and Sajjida (48) – who spoke to me in my capacity as a lawyer about the travails they are facing.
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Whether it's a bikini or a burkini, we continue to be reduced to mere objects who carry the burden of expectations on their shoulders. We don't dress for ourselves but for others and the reactions our clothing may evoke in them.
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India is all set to test the assumption that the “youth bulge” is a source of demographic dividend and an economic advantage. The assumption is that greater the number of people in an economy who work, save and pay taxes, the higher will be the economic growth. Recently, three young girls seem to have tested the assumption with their bodies. Their verdict is that all things remaining the same, the demographic dividend may be on life support.
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India, a country best known today for its rising economic might, is the worst place to be a woman. On Sunday, 25 July 2016, an Israeli woman was gang-raped in Manali, India. The incident is a gruesome...
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In one reprehensible 16-second video and her mistaken zeal to help one woman, Ms. Desai has done significant damage to the cause of all women and men.
The girls are not alright.
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Would you put on a bathing suit, walk into a corporate office, stand under horrific fluorescent lighting, be filmed on a camera phone and broadcast on a major news organization's Facebook Live feed in front of more than 50,000 viewers?
Women are constantly fighting a battle for equality. In India, they are also currently fighting to be treated as equals in the eyes of their gods. Indian feminism has always been a rather unique debate, owing to various ethnic influences that are characteristic of the cultural minefield that India is. However, this debate encompasses not only feminism, but religious practices and their conflict with constitutional law.