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Marital rape: Why time has come to remove exception in the rape law provision
India

Marital rape: Why time has come to remove exception in the rape law provision

Marital rape is a menace that should be removed not just for the present generation, but as a signal for the future to treat women as equals

Sex ratio: Women-centric policies, programmes of Modi government show results
India

Sex ratio: Women-centric policies, programmes of Modi government show results

The positive signals emanating from the latest NFHS-5 figures and the achievements that women have made in the recent times will go a long way in encouraging participation of women in national life

In a first, NDA to admit 20 women cadets next year; Indian Army’s intake to be largest at 10
India

In a first, NDA to admit 20 women cadets next year; Indian Army’s intake to be largest at 10

In September, the Supreme Court had ruled that women be inducted into NDA from this year itself, and not from next year as sought by the Centre.

National Defence Academy to take in women cadets, Centre tells SC
India

National Defence Academy to take in women cadets, Centre tells SC

The armed forces of the country have to do more on gender equality, a bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh said

World Population Day: As UP invites suggestions, a look at India's history of population control
India

World Population Day: As UP invites suggestions, a look at India's history of population control

These critics argue that rich people have imposed population control on the poor for decades. And, they say, such coercive attempts to control the world's population often backfired and were sometimes harmful

World Population Day 2021: History, significance and theme of occassion observed on 11 July
India

World Population Day 2021: History, significance and theme of occassion observed on 11 July

Every year, World Population Day is observed on 11 July to draw people's attention towards overpoulation on a national as well as global level

ESA's aim to be more diverse sees it hire more women and individuals with disabilities
science

ESA's aim to be more diverse sees it hire more women and individuals with disabilities

Its new hiring campaign got them a record number of applicants — more than 22,000 — from all 25 member nations and associate members.

CJI Bobde's 'marry the victim' remark to rape accused trivialises sexual violence, denudes survivor of rights and personhood
India

CJI Bobde's 'marry the victim' remark to rape accused trivialises sexual violence, denudes survivor of rights and personhood

Marriage is not the institutional deliverance women are seeking from the court. Women are making a rightful claim to justice.

Wife's refusal to make tea for husband no provocation for assault, says Bombay High Court
India

Wife's refusal to make tea for husband no provocation for assault, says Bombay High Court

The court made the remarks earlier this month while upholding the conviction of a 35-year-old man from Pandharpur for assaulting his wife

SC extends deadline for granting permanent commission to women officers in Indian Navy till 31 Dec
India

SC extends deadline for granting permanent commission to women officers in Indian Navy till 31 Dec

The apex court had on 17 March, maintaining that women and men officers should be treated equally, cleared permanent commission for women in the navy and asked the Centre to complete the modalities within three months

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
Lifestyle

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
Lifestyle

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