Women bearing brunt of COVID-19 as household chores increase manifold, finances contract and health suffers
Women have unique and evolving nutritional requirements, while they may need fewer calories than men to fulfil their daily requirements, their needs for essential vitamins and minerals are much higher.
In this episode of Women In Labour, Twitter India's Mahima Kaul discusses what questions to-be moms should be asking about maternity leave, and how to take on leadership roles post-pregnancy.
Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report
According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years
Invisibilised and incarcerated: Once migrants in search for better futures, Bangladeshi women now languish in jail
Rimple Mehta's book Women, Mobility and Incarceration studies the issue of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who are female, thereby gendering research that has otherwise either been male-specific or general. In it, she has documented how they were exploited and invisibilised before they were imprisoned, and why they still hope for better futures
Manish Sisodia says Delhi govt will take two months to implement scheme on free metro, bus travel for women
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP dispensation in Delhi had on Monday announced free ride for women in all Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, cluster buses and Delhi Metro trains aimed at providing a safe travel experience to them.
Women's Day 2019: From period trackers to safety guides, five smartphone apps every woman should have
This International Women's Day, we decode a list of popular smartphone apps which will make your day-to-day lives easier
Feminist, minority and queer activists have argued that selfies can be a way for people to represent and take pride in their identity, sexuality and gender orientation.
In Chhattisgarh, a long road to clean energy as families in rural areas are still compelled to use firewood
Two years after the government launched its scheme to improve rural women’s health by providing clean cooking fuel, the attempt to switch from firewood to clean fuel in the primarily rural state of Chhattisgarh is slowly fizzling out.
Woman in vegetative state for decade in Arizona gives birth, police launch investigation into possible sex crime
A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently.
Assembly elections 2018: Lack of focus on women's issues, reduced spending on welfare angered female voters in MP, Rajasthan
Marginalisation of women can be seen in the dip in women's representation in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Home 'most dangerous' place for women, says UN report; 58% of female homicides across world committed by family
In statistics released on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calculated that of a total 87,000 female homicide cases worldwide in 2017, some 50,000 — or 58 percent — were committed by the victims' intimate partners or family members.
Most homeless women with mental illness can reintegrate into community life after leaving institutional care: Study in Chennai
The women featured in the study were discharged after their symptoms reduced and social functioning improved.
Woman paraded naked in Bihar: NHRC issues notice to state govt, DGP told to ensure survivor's safety
The NHRC has sent a notice to the Bihar government after a woman was paraded naked by some people in Bihiya town of Bhojpur district in the state.
Women and their struggles: Excessive focus on sexual crimes ignores everyday iniquities and indignities they face
The latest National Crime Records Bureau statistics show an 83% increase in crimes against women, with as many as 39 cases reported every hour across the country. There are several thousand more instances that go unreported. And yet, such felonious acts represent only a limited view of the manner in which women in this country must face brutality. In this series of reported pieces, Firstpost examines those societal forces that, while beyond the ambit of law, have the same deleterious effect on women as criminal acts.
Minor girl abducted, raped in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar; accused missing after survivor's father filed case
The accused abducted her on 15 July, took her to another city, and raped her. The girl allegedly managed to escape from his captivity and reach her home.
India’s female workforce participation stands at 24%; motherhood, gender inequality in household work to blame
With motherhood, the chances of women remaining in paid employment do go down.
#MeToo movement encourages female-led activism in South Korea, sparks record protests against 'spycam pornography'
The number of crimes reported to police in South Korea has surged from around 1,100 in 2010 to more than 6,500 last year.
When it comes to women's empowerment, there is a lot that Rahul Gandhi can do on his own to make life better for women, but he has shown very little inclination towards it.
The point is not to merely be better than Saudi, Syria and Pakistan; if we were fourth worst or fifteenth worst on the Thomson Reuters Foundation's survey, could we still look around and feel happy at where we are?
Located some 40 km away from Delhi, Bawana, like many of the city’s resettlement colonies on the periphery of India’s capital, is the sum of its discards.