Friday, June 22, 2018

Tapping into new-age aspirations

India cannot change for the better if its women are not given opportunities to realise their potential. Let's put young women at the front...

Revamping public policy approach towards commercial sex-workers: An Analysis

Commercial sex work today, in India constitutes a Rs. 40,000 Crore annual business with nearly 10 million people, predominantly women, involved in it in...

Addressing the role of Sustainable Development Goals for women

In 2015, member countries at the United Nations adopted a new development agenda as a plan of action for ‘people, planet and prosperity’ enshrined...

What role does gender stereotyping play towards sexual violence? – Part...

While talking about the impact of popular culture, it is imperative to mention to role the news media plays. To the credit of the...

Are Government schemes improving the socio-economic situation in India?

Smt. Abola Bawri, resident of Raghavpur village, Purulia 1 block of Purulia district, West Bengal, lost her husband in an accident three years ago....

Of skin-whitening creams and racism

A string of controversial advertisements appeared on televisions across India in the early 2000’s that turned the spotlight on to a decades-long obsession: skin-whitening...

Why is the work of a housewife still unrecognised by economy...

After the absolving of slavery and serfdom, the work of an housewife is considered to be the only unpaid labor in economy. Major economists...

Women MPs in Lok Sabha: How have the numbers changed?

The issue of women’s representation in elected bodies and Council of Ministers came to the forefront yet again last year around this time, with...

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