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Firstpost Conversations | Getting Women into Leadership Roles
India

Firstpost Conversations | Getting Women into Leadership Roles

A 100 years since women attained the right to vote, why is gender equality still a fight?

IOC says 47.7% women now account as members of its various commissions, an all-time high
Sports

IOC says 47.7% women now account as members of its various commissions, an all-time high

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says women now account for almost half of the membership of its various commissions, an all-time high in the organisation’s drive for gender equality.

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Ira Singhal on fighting discrimination against disability, enabling others
Lifestyle

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Ira Singhal on fighting discrimination against disability, enabling others

In this episode of Women In Labour, Ira Singhal talks about how she was prevented from joining the civil services because of discrimination against her disability. She contested the case, and then went on to earn the highest score in the country for the civil service exam. Today, she serves in the country’s Indian Administrative Services (IAS).

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Sairee Chahal on paving new ways of networking, creating work opportunities
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The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Sairee Chahal on paving new ways of networking, creating work opportunities

In this episode of Women In Labour, Sairee Chahal, founder of Sheroes, a women-only social network, discusses the many ways in which leveraging shared platforms and community networks can open up the future of work to India's aspirational women.

Crux of 'bois locker room' case lies in unpacking link between performance of masculinity and sexual violence
India

Crux of 'bois locker room' case lies in unpacking link between performance of masculinity and sexual violence

As the criminal justice system is set in motion in the #boislockerroom case, it is important that we keenly focus on how notions of masculinity — especially amongst adolescents — contribute to sexual violence, and how societal responses, including legal action against the accused, need to account for these factors

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Gulesh Chauhan, one of Uber India's top rated drivers, on the challenges and triumphs she faced
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The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Gulesh Chauhan, one of Uber India's top rated drivers, on the challenges and triumphs she faced

In this episode of Women in Labour, Gulesh Chauhan talks about how she struggled to keep her family afloat after the untimely demise of her husband. An unlikely lifeline, working with Uber as a full-time driver, led her down the road to recovery.

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Journalist Namita Bhandare on why Indian women drop out of paid work
Life

The 'Women In Labour' Podcast: Journalist Namita Bhandare on why Indian women drop out of paid work

In this episode of the Women In Labour podcast, we examine the big picture of what impacts women in the workforce, what’s changed, and why there's a decline in the number of working Indian women.

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention
India

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention

In rural India, 36.52 percent population was getting a safe piped water supply in 2017 and it has increased to 40.50 percent in December 2019.

US men's football team squad blasts national federation, wants women's pay tripled
Sports

US men's football team squad blasts national federation, wants women's pay tripled

US men’s national team on Wednesday called on the US Soccer Federation to at least triple the pay of women’s national team players and accused the federation of “working very hard to sell a false narrative” in opposing their quest for higher pay

Tanuja Chandra: 'If there are 150 Hindi films in a year, not even 50 are led by female actors'
Entertainment

Tanuja Chandra: 'If there are 150 Hindi films in a year, not even 50 are led by female actors'

As part of our #SceneStealers series, writer and filmmaker Tanuja Chandra discusses her brand of women-led cinema, two decades in the making, and why change — although on its way — has been slow to set in

WCD ministry wants law ministry on board after PIL filed in Delhi HC seeks uniform age of marriage for men, women
India

WCD ministry wants law ministry on board after PIL filed in Delhi HC seeks uniform age of marriage for men, women

The Ministry of Women and Child Development told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that the Law Ministry be also taken on board to deal with the issue of fixing a uniform age of marriage

Reboot the Earth: Project ViSTARa aims to educate women in rural areas on climate change
science

Reboot the Earth: Project ViSTARa aims to educate women in rural areas on climate change

This technology was developed for the United Nations Technology Innovations Lab competition — Reboot the Earth.

Women in Music: New initiative addresses gender disparity in India, as on-demand streaming goes big
Entertainment

Women in Music: New initiative addresses gender disparity in India, as on-demand streaming goes big

Women in Music aims to champion the representation and presence of women in the music industry, being a support system for all women that are part of the community.

Maharashtra textbooks do away with gender stereotypes; illustrations depicting male chefs, policewomen aimed at 'social changes,' says senior official
India

Maharashtra textbooks do away with gender stereotypes; illustrations depicting male chefs, policewomen aimed at 'social changes,' says senior official

Balbharati, the state curriculum board, has changed many of its illustrations and texts to uphold gender equality and portray women in a more progressive light

As 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup begins, a look at female footballers' fight for gender equality
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As 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup begins, a look at female footballers' fight for gender equality

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup — expected to be the most-watched edition of the tournament in history — will showcase how much progress the women’s game has made over the years.

Women's Day 2019: Men look forward to helping women get empowered, create a more equal world for them to co-exist
India

Women's Day 2019: Men look forward to helping women get empowered, create a more equal world for them to co-exist

International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8 March to honour the strength and power of one half of the world and the reason for the other half, women. This year's theme is: 'Balance for Better'

Women's Day 2019: Women in health, science and innovation are collaborating globally
India

Women's Day 2019: Women in health, science and innovation are collaborating globally

There is much to look forward to when local strengths & determination expand into global efforts.

Rising India Summit Day 2: Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley to address sessions; #WeToo and India's startup culture also in focus
India

Rising India Summit Day 2: Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley to address sessions; #WeToo and India's startup culture also in focus

Day 2 of the News18 Rising India Summit on Tuesday will begin with BJP president Amit Shah speaking at an hour-long session titled "Mahabharat". This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote address.

Panels or 'manels'? A study highlights poor representation of women in debates, discussions on TV news channels
India

Panels or 'manels'? A study highlights poor representation of women in debates, discussions on TV news channels

A month long media study of 28 TV channels in India undertaken by members of the Network of Women in Media India found that only 13.6 percent women are part of panel discussions on TV news channels.

Union Budget 2019: Children welfare, social sector suffer as new revenue sharing pattern puts additional burden on states
India

Union Budget 2019: Children welfare, social sector suffer as new revenue sharing pattern puts additional burden on states

There is a declining priority towards social sectors and child budgeting; while expenditure on children has declined from 22% of total expenditure in 2013-14 to 20.84% in general category states in 2016-17, it fell from 22.46% in 2013-14 to 21.16% in 2016-17 in the case of special category states