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Mar 05, 2019
Narendra Modi makes Patidars pledge to end female foeticide; dismal sex ratio figures point to Gujarat's 'missing brides'Despite being an industrially developed state, Gujarat’s sex ratio was 890 girls per 1,000 boys in the 0-6 age group (sex ratio: 919/1000), according to the 2011 Census. This sex ratio is lower, compared with the national average of 933. The state’s bias against the girl child was first exposed in the 2001 Census figures, which showed the child sex ratio to be 883 girls per 1,000 boys.
Feb 22, 2019
In a remote Rajasthan national park, two women forest guards forge a friendshipIn Rajasthan, a state where the sex ratio is low and the rate of female infanticide is high, two women who hold post graduate degrees are working as forest guards, finding comfort in their friendship amid the arid desert and the loneliness of their jobs
Feb 21, 2019
Social norms keep Indian women out of labour market; focus on behaviour change, non-cognitive skills could bring turnaroundAnalysis of previous NSSO rounds shows that the Indian labour market lost 1.96 crore women workforce between 2004 and 2011 and 53 percent of this drop occurred in rural India
Oct 11, 2018
International Day of the Girl Child Quiz: Reproductive tourism, gender-biased abortions are killing world's female childrenOn 11 October, marked as the International Day of the Girl, take this quiz to test your awareness of the challenges faced by the girl child in India and across the world
Jun 04, 2018
Indians least likely to break out of education, income bracket they're born into, says World Bank reportIndians are more constrained by the circumstances they are born into than five other large developing countries: Brazil, China, Egypt, Indonesia & Nigeria.
Feb 17, 2018
Sex ratio at birth declines in 17 of 21 large states, Gujarat records 53-point fall, reveals Niti Aayog reportThe sex ratio at birth (SRB) saw a decline in 17 out of 21 large states of the country, with Gujarat recording an alarming dip of 53 points, a report released by the Niti Aayog stated and stressed on the need to check sex-selective abortion
Feb 05, 2018
Nearly 40% adolescent girls in India lack access to education, majority forced to stay at home: NCPCR reportThe NCPCR report suggests that while most adolescent boys are unable to attend school because they are in all likeliness working, a majority of the girl children are not getting school education because they are either forced to stay at home or engaged in begging
Feb 03, 2018
India expected to become world's most populous country in six years; reducing birth rate key to keep check on growthIndia can bring a turnaround in its population growth rate in another 37 years, provided it manages to bring down the birth rate, or total fertility rate (TFR), below 2.0 between 2035-2040, and then achieve a TFR of 1.8 by 2061
Jan 31, 2018
Economic Survey 2017-18 emphasises on women empowerment, highlights need to disaggregate data by genderEconomic Survey indicates need to look at development through gender-disaggregated data so that there is critical understanding of women's status in India.
Sep 17, 2017
Manohal Lal Khattar credits 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign for improving sex ratio in HaryanaManohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said the 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign has helped in improving the state's sex ratio which has crossed the 950 girls per 1,000 boys mark.