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Explained: How the Qatar World Cup is fueling misogyny around the world
World

Explained: How the Qatar World Cup is fueling misogyny around the world

According to research, women are at a higher risk of sexual assault at any major sporting event. With discrimination against women enshrined in Qatari law, misogyny is being beamed through televisions internationally, via the means of the 2022 men’s football World Cup

Gujarat Assembly Elections: Which party is fielding the most female candidates?
Politics

Gujarat Assembly Elections: Which party is fielding the most female candidates?

According to the Election Commission's data, there are a total of 1,621 candidates the Gujarat elections. Of them, 139 are women candidates. The BJP has fielded 18 female candidates, up from 12 in 2017, while the Congress has fielded 14 women, up from 10 in the previous polls

Shraddha Walkar murder: Aaftab moved belongings from Maha flat to Delhi in 37 boxes in June, say Police
India

Shraddha Walkar murder: Aaftab moved belongings from Maha flat to Delhi in 37 boxes in June, say Police

Walkar (27) was allegedly killed by Poonawala in Delhi in May this year. He chopped her body into multiple pieces and preserved them in a fridge for almost three weeks at their flat before disposing of them over several days

Shraddha Walkar case puts spotlight on violent relationships: Understanding why women don’t leave their abusive partners
India

Shraddha Walkar case puts spotlight on violent relationships: Understanding why women don’t leave their abusive partners

Shraddha Walkar was reportedly assaulted by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala. The question everyone is asking today is, 'Why did she not leave?' Experts and women’s rights activists say that it’s easier said than done

India’s burden: How air pollutants are causing a rise in anaemia among women
India

India’s burden: How air pollutants are causing a rise in anaemia among women

A new study has linked long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 air pollutants) to high anaemia prevalence among women of reproductive age in India. It says the cases can be reduced if the country meets its clean air targets

As Qatar gears up to host football World Cup, a look at its treatment of women
World

As Qatar gears up to host football World Cup, a look at its treatment of women

While Qatar's constitution enshrines equality among citizens, human rights groups says the legal system discriminates against women when it comes to freedom of movement, marriage, child custody and inheritance

Explained: When women put their hair on the line in the fight for equal rights
World

Explained: When women put their hair on the line in the fight for equal rights

Women in art tend to be forceful but more subtle when using their hair to vindicate political or identity issues or their most basic rights, such as being able to show it without fear of being killed for it

One month of Iran's anti-hijab protests: How far can they go?
World

One month of Iran's anti-hijab protests: How far can they go?

The stir in Iran, triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, shows no sign of dwindling. The country’s regime meanwhile continues to crack down on demonstrations using levers of repression extending to lethal force, internet shutdowns and mass arrests

A sexual pervert, psychopath and serial offender: The mastermind of Kerala ‘human sacrifice’ case
Explainers

A sexual pervert, psychopath and serial offender: The mastermind of Kerala ‘human sacrifice’ case

Muhammad Shafi alias Rasheed, the main accused in the Kerala ‘human sacrifice’ case, is a ‘sadist’. The sight of blood rushing out of the wounds of victims excites him, according to the police. Like in the recent double murder, he mutilated the body of a 75-year-old woman he raped in 2020

Explained: The ‘culture of bias’ at Infosys which stopped women and Indians from being hired
Business

Explained: The ‘culture of bias’ at Infosys which stopped women and Indians from being hired

Jill Prejean, former vice president of talent acquisition with Infosys, in her complaint filed in a US court alleges that senior executives directed her to avoid hiring candidates of Indian origin, women with children at home and candidates over 50 years of age

Explained: How the #MeToo movement helped women around the world
World

Explained: How the #MeToo movement helped women around the world

The #MeToo movement, which started in the United States in October 2017, gave millions of women around the world a powerful rallying cry to denounce sexual violence

All women entitled to safe, legal abortion; rape includes marital rape for purpose of MTP Act: Supreme Court
India

All women entitled to safe, legal abortion; rape includes marital rape for purpose of MTP Act: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said the distinction between married and unmarried women under the abortion laws is artificial and constitutionally unsustainable and perpetuates the stereotype that only married woman are sexually active

White-collar job posts for women sees a fall this year, says report
Business

White-collar job posts for women sees a fall this year, says report

As per the data, the job postings for women dipped 18 percentage points between February and July this year.

India recorded an average of 86 rapes daily,49 offences against women per hour in 2021: Govt data
India

India recorded an average of 86 rapes daily,49 offences against women per hour in 2021: Govt data

The number of rape cases in 2020 was 28,046, while it was 32,033 in 2019, the National Crime Records Bureau's 'Crime in India 2021' report showed

Women race political clock, cross state lines for abortions in US
World

Women race political clock, cross state lines for abortions in US

The 23-year-old mother of three is racing a political clock. When she learned she was pregnant again, she decided abortion was her best choice — even if it meant navigating a patchwork of state laws enacted since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

Afghan cinemas to reopen after 1-yr hiatus, roles of women actors suppressed under Taliban
India

Afghan cinemas to reopen after 1-yr hiatus, roles of women actors suppressed under Taliban

While many are rejoicing the reopening of Afghan cinemas after a year of being closed others are voicing grave concerns about the violation of women's rights in the process

Explained: The pregnancy complications amid the abortion row in the US
Explainers

Explained: The pregnancy complications amid the abortion row in the US

At least 19 US states with abortion restrictions allow exemptions if the mother develops a condition with severe or life-threatening health consequences

Afghanistan: Taliban violently disperse women's protest in Kabul
World

Afghanistan: Taliban violently disperse women's protest in Kabul

About 40 women chanted 'Bread, work and freedom', and marched in front of the education ministry building in Kabul, before the fighters dispersed them by firing their guns into the air

No education, rarely stepped out of house: Afghan Sikh woman recounts life under Taliban rule
India

No education, rarely stepped out of house: Afghan Sikh woman recounts life under Taliban rule

Activist Kavita Krishnan, who has been involved in the evacuation of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus to India, said the Centre should have a policy of offering citizenship to such refugees in India and providing them work

Drug mules fill quarter of women's jail in Hong Kong
World

Drug mules fill quarter of women's jail in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has long been a global hub for trade, both legitimate and criminal. Drug syndicates favour using women as mules, believing they are less likely to draw attention from the authorities