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It’s good that women can now marry at 21, but whose marriage is it anyway?
India

It’s good that women can now marry at 21, but whose marriage is it anyway?

The Cabinet’s move to approve the proposal to raise the legal age of women’s marriage from 18 to 21, bringing them at par with men, is a step in the right direction. But it doesn’t solve all the problems

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

Explained: Civil Registration System shows uptick in birth, death registrations; all you need to know
India

Explained: Civil Registration System shows uptick in birth, death registrations; all you need to know

Data recently released by the Census Department of India shows that the birth and death registration with the Civil Registration System (CRS) in India went up considerably in 2019

Gender gap in physics, engineering, computer science isn't about academic achievement: NYU study
World

Gender gap in physics, engineering, computer science isn't about academic achievement: NYU study

Men, even with low high-school GPAs in math, science and low SAT scores, were reaching for PECS and math-intensive majors.

‘Women are not assets to be owned’: Rahul Gandhi slams Manohar Lal Khattar’s ‘brides from Kashmir’ remark
Politics

‘Women are not assets to be owned’: Rahul Gandhi slams Manohar Lal Khattar’s ‘brides from Kashmir’ remark

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi termed as despicable Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar's 'brides from Kashmir' remark.

Not one girl born in last six months in 16 villages of Uttarkashi; highly skewed sex ratio at birth in other 66 villages of district
India

Not one girl born in last six months in 16 villages of Uttarkashi; highly skewed sex ratio at birth in other 66 villages of district

Not a single girl was born in 16 villages in Uttarkashi in the last six months, with authorities suspecting that health facilities were conducting illegal sex determination tests and abortions, following which the Uttarakhand chief minister ordered a probe

Narendra Modi makes Patidars pledge to end female foeticide; dismal sex ratio figures point to Gujarat's 'missing brides'
India

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.

In a remote Rajasthan national park, two women forest guards forge a friendship
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In a remote Rajasthan national park, two women forest guards forge a friendship

In 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

Social norms keep Indian women out of labour market; focus on behaviour change, non-cognitive skills could bring turnaround
India

Social norms keep Indian women out of labour market; focus on behaviour change, non-cognitive skills could bring turnaround

Analysis 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

International Day of the Girl Child Quiz: Reproductive tourism, gender-biased abortions are killing world's female children
India

International Day of the Girl Child Quiz: Reproductive tourism, gender-biased abortions are killing world's female children

On 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

Indians least likely to break out of education, income bracket they're born into, says World Bank report
India

Indians least likely to break out of education, income bracket they're born into, says World Bank report

Indians are more constrained by the circumstances they are born into than five other large developing countries: Brazil, China, Egypt, Indonesia & Nigeria.

Sex ratio at birth declines in 17 of 21 large states, Gujarat records 53-point fall, reveals Niti Aayog report
India

Sex ratio at birth declines in 17 of 21 large states, Gujarat records 53-point fall, reveals Niti Aayog report

The 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

Nearly 40% adolescent girls in India lack access to education, majority forced to stay at home: NCPCR report
India

Nearly 40% adolescent girls in India lack access to education, majority forced to stay at home: NCPCR report

The 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

India expected to become world's most populous country in six years; reducing birth rate key to keep check on growth
India

India expected to become world's most populous country in six years; reducing birth rate key to keep check on growth

India 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

Economic Survey 2017-18 emphasises on women empowerment, highlights need to disaggregate data by gender
India

Economic Survey 2017-18 emphasises on women empowerment, highlights need to disaggregate data by gender

Economic Survey indicates need to look at development through gender-disaggregated data so that there is critical understanding of women's status in India.

Manohal Lal Khattar credits 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign for improving sex ratio in Haryana
Politics

Manohal Lal Khattar credits 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign for improving sex ratio in Haryana

Manohar 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.

Maharashtra's farmers struggle to marry as irregular income, surge in suicides make them unsuitable grooms
India

Maharashtra's farmers struggle to marry as irregular income, surge in suicides make them unsuitable grooms

It seems like farmers in Maharashtra are not only battling with crop failures and unpaid loans but are also struggling to find a life partner

Sangli doctor's arrest unfolds a horrifying tale of female foeticide racket covering Maharashtra, Karnataka
India

Sangli doctor's arrest unfolds a horrifying tale of female foeticide racket covering Maharashtra, Karnataka

Swati Jamdade died on 1 March while undergoing an abortion performed by Balasaheb Khidrapure. During investigation, police found 19 foetuses, some in a state of decay, some buried under a stream close to the hospital. Gradually, a horrifying tale of female foeticide unfolded.

India's disappearing daughters: Child sex ratios continue to plummet all over the country
Life

India's disappearing daughters: Child sex ratios continue to plummet all over the country

Studies now indicate that hitherto relatively unaffected Indian states now have also got plunging child sex ratios.

Rio 2016: Why Sakshi Malik's Olympic triumph is important for gender-critical Rohtak and Haryana
Sports

Rio 2016: Why Sakshi Malik's Olympic triumph is important for gender-critical Rohtak and Haryana

The child sex ratio, the proportion of female to male children under six years, has improved to 820 per 1,000 from 798. One reason could be the much-publicised rise of Haryana’s female wrestlers as role models