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Dear CBFC, the idea of women having sexual fantasies shouldn't seem alien to you

February 24, 2017 11:47 am

In the 21st century, films which are bold, provocative and re-sculpting the language of Indian cinema should be welcomed with open arms, not suppressed.

Making profits through unnecessary Caesareans: The dark underbelly of India's healthcare industry

February 23, 2017 12:17 pm

In this country, where conversations regarding women and their concerns are often eclipsed, there is alarming rise in the number of caesareans, feeding the healthcare industry's money-making agenda

From Tata Tea to Titan, Indian brands are adopting a new, socially-conscious language

February 21, 2017 6:57 pm

There has been a surge of beautifully crafted, intelligently told Indian advertisements that either prod us to engage in sociopolitical issues with greater furor, or address issues pertaining to gender inequality and same-sex relationships

Govt plans to restrict maternity benefit to first child only. As usual, it's the women who suffer

February 20, 2017 4:07 pm

One could argue that this step would reflect better in population control. Would it though? Or would just make it far worse for pregnant women who desperately need financial assistance?

Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

February 10, 2017 6:07 pm

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.

Samajwadi Party's manifesto wants to empower women, but its scheme ends up helping men more

February 08, 2017 8:19 pm

The party's Programme for Women Empowerment features a pledge that if voted to power the party would offer Rs. 2 lakhs to men who marry disabled or widowed women. It's an incentive to marry primarily for monetary reasons -- and that's a cause for concern

Union Budget 2017-18: Passing mention about women's schemes

February 01, 2017 6:24 pm

While Jaitley mentioned the central government will commission railways lines of 3,500 kms this year, and even stressed on tiny details like certain trains would be dedicated for religious tourism -- there was no mention on how safety of women in these railways would be improved or looked into

Donald Trump's Gag Rule will affect rural women in India

January 24, 2017 6:57 pm

Trump has reinstated the Global Gag Policy, but its on-ground impact will be damaging across the world. Women, as always, will be the victims.

Women being sold to Gulf states like products in a retail shop: Andhra minister

May 24, 2016 3:15 pm

"Instructions should be issued to Indian embassy officials in Gulf countries to interfere in the matter and provide necessary help in terms of food, clothing and shelter," he wrote.

Waterless in Marathwada: Farm crisis is extra hard on women

March 26, 2016 4:06 am

In Marathwada’s worst-hit districts of Beed, Osmanabad and Latur, households now have an uncompromising priority list of expenses as an economy hit by years of near-total crop failure goes into a tailspin.

WOMEN VIDEOS

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

June 18, 2020 2:28 pm

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

Sabarimala gates opened for women but protesters deny them entry

June 18, 2020 2:33 pm

The gates of the Sabarimala temple were opened to women of all ages on Wednesday, but protesters blocked the devotees from entering the shrine and warned them of consequences.

Republicans and their strained relationship with women

June 18, 2020 2:34 pm

The Republicans on the US Senate Judiciary Committee are all men. Their remarks during the heated Supreme Court confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh renewed attention to the party’s fraught relationship with women.

Gender politics: Teaching refugees about sex and consent

June 18, 2020 2:35 pm

Refugees who are settling in Sweden are learning how to become members of Swedish society. For many newcomers from the Middle East, that means a shift in thinking about sex and relationships.

What is stopping women in India from accessing mobile phone: News in Numbers

June 18, 2020 2:39 pm

Apart from economic constraints, social barriers like the level of education, marital status and the lack of empowerment prevent women’s access to mobile technology in India, suggests a study by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Six female politicians tells us the hate and judgment they have to deal with

June 18, 2020 2:41 pm

The number of women running for office is increasing. But for many, harassment and discrimination is a persistent reality. We spoke with six female candidates about how they have persevered.

From condemning rape to promising Triple Talaq Bill, Narendra Modi makes a pitch to women voters in I-day speech

June 18, 2020 2:43 pm

From Red Fort, Narendra Modi pitches to women voters; condemns rape, promises permanent commission for women and triple talaq bill. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Passengers look for safety, amenities in Rail Budget

February 24, 2016 3:34 am

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (ANI): Passengers' safety and better facilities topped the list of demands of commuters awaiting the second Rail Budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government to be presented on Thursday. Women passengers travelling alone are worried about rising incidents of sexual assaults in trains. They demanded installation of more closed circuit television cameras and deployment of railway protection force in trains. The commuters are also fed up with lack of cleanliness in trains, especially in compartments used by poor. Last year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu did not introduce any new trains, but augmented the services of several trains.

Shani Shingnapur row: Police detain Trupti Desai in Ahmednagar

February 22, 2016 2:48 pm

Ahmednagar, Feb 22 (ANI): Bhumata brigade activist Trupti Desai was detained by the police in Ahmednagar on Monday while she was leading a group to the Shani Shingnapur temple. Desai is leading a movement to break the gender barrier at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, where women are not allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine.

Street play raises awareness on violence against women

February 15, 2016 10:01 am

Shimla, Feb 15 (ANI): A street play was staged outside the Gaiety theatre in Shimla to spread awareness on women rights and urged people to support the cause. Artists also held a flash mob and sang songs calling for protection of rights for women. The awareness campaign was organised by the Young Working Women Christian Association under the banner of ‘One Billion Rising’, a global movement that aims to end violence against women. The artists believed the skit, drama, and dances were the right medium to make society aware of such serious issues.

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