According to Bhagwat, the entire world started talking of equality after the French Revolution, but in India the message of equality has been spoken of thousands of years ago
In China, women earn 12 percent less than men overall, according to a report last year by online recruitment firm Zhaopin
France joined US, Germany, Canada and other countries as it passed a law criminalising the use of the discredited practice to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay people
Talibanisation of Texas: Greg Abbott approves Bill banning transgender students from participating in sports in schools
House Bill 25 will require students who compete in interscholastic competitions to play on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate at or near their time of birth
Japan sees greater push for bill protecting LGBTQ rights as activists use Tokyo Olympics to catalyse change
An increasing number of local governments and private companies are introducing more inclusive policies, and a recent landmark court verdict called the failure to recognise same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Driven by the understanding that people need moral and emotional support when a loved one dies, Appasso has often pitched in with his own funds for others' funerals.
A 100 years since women attained the right to vote, why is gender equality still a fight?
Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates
In transmission, the coronavirus seems to follow principles of equality, but in so doing exposes with absolute clarity the distinctions between privilege and the lack thereof
Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms
Guru Nanak's langar and legacy: Tracing the origin of the practice, what it says about his commitment to inclusion
The practice of langar, whereby Sikh gurdwaras around the world serve free food and the poor and hungry can eat there as often as they want, emerged because of Guru Nanak's failure as a merchant. It is an embodiment of his compassion and rejection of caste
The benefits of economic growth need to percolate down to the grassroots level to reduce inequities in all levels.
Medicines in women work differently than on men and it is necessary that studies are conducted to suit both genders.
Equality for gay men is about having the freedom to do whatever you want to do, just like our heterosexual friends – our relationship with casual sex included.
Sabarimala verdict: SC has ensured continued controversy by seeking to modify religious practices through judicial decree
Shifting sands points to the fact that a greater resistance against the Supreme Court verdict is brewing.
Sabarimala verdict: In striking down patriarchal tradition, SC paves way for positive interference in religious affairs
The Sabarimala verdict clearly paves way for the Supreme Court’s positive interference in matters of religion when it can be demonstrated that the religious practices are opposed to constitutional morality and play a transformative and inclusionary role
Sabarimala verdict: SC upheld Constitution in letter and spirit by giving preference to equality in recent judgments
Chief justice of India Dipak Misra, through powerful judgments in Section 377 case, Section 497 case and now the Sabarimala temple entry case not only pronounced legal verdict that tends to correct certain ‘legal’ wrongs, but also unleashed a spree of social reforms
This SC ruling may open a Pandora’s box and have much wider ramifications.
In recent years, China’s tech industry has boomed, but there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space.
International Women's Day: Instead of #MeToo, daughters should be taught #HowTo in 21st Century India
International Women's Day: If my daughter is one among three Indian women who is hit by her husband, I will tell her to think twice before getting a divorce. Where will she go?
International Women's Day 2018: Narendra Modi's address in Jhunjhunu to be telecast live in all Rajasthan schools
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on International Women's Day on Thursday will have to be telecast live across all schools in Rajasthan, a state government decree has said.