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The likely end of Roe v Wade

  • The article has been authored by Kanav Narayan Sahgal, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.
The Alliance Defending Freedom- a conservative anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage advocacy group- admitted to supporting 15-week abortion bans across states in the US because they knew that such bans would engender opposition from pro-abortion activists who would take these bans to court and accordingly allow Republican-appointed federal judges at the appeals court and Supreme Court level to consider reversing Roe.(REUTERS)
The Alliance Defending Freedom- a conservative anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage advocacy group- admitted to supporting 15-week abortion bans across states in the US because they knew that such bans would engender opposition from pro-abortion activists who would take these bans to court and accordingly allow Republican-appointed federal judges at the appeals court and Supreme Court level to consider reversing Roe.(REUTERS)
Published on May 03, 2022 06:26 PM IST
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ByHindustan Times

Keep the focus on increasing female labor force participation

  • The piece is authored by Drashti Shah, NITI Aayog
Women’s labor force participation rate (LFPR) (20.0%) is considerably low compared to men (56.0%) as per annual PLFS (current weekly status) 2019-20.(Pixabay)
Women’s labor force participation rate (LFPR) (20.0%) is considerably low compared to men (56.0%) as per annual PLFS (current weekly status) 2019-20.(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 12:49 PM IST
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ByNiti Aayog

Inadequate responses from the health system to sexual and gender-based violence

  • Leena Menghaney is a lawyer and survivor who works with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
Efforts to introduce special procedures for survivors of child sexual abuse and laws to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace have taken shape.(Pixabay)
Efforts to introduce special procedures for survivors of child sexual abuse and laws to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace have taken shape.(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 02:32 PM IST
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Women's Day Special: Poor health system responses to gender-based violence

The piece has been authored by Leena Menghaney, a lawyer and survivor who works with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Inadequate responses from the health system to sexual and gender-based violence are putting survivors' health at risk(PTI)
Inadequate responses from the health system to sexual and gender-based violence are putting survivors' health at risk(PTI)
Updated on Mar 08, 2022 11:19 AM IST
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Girls deserve equal access to tech and STEM education

  • The study has been authored by Shilpa Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation
Ed-tech also has the promise of helping traditionally underserved girls and women of India pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, leading to far better career options for them. However, a lot of work remains to be done to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields.
Ed-tech also has the promise of helping traditionally underserved girls and women of India pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, leading to far better career options for them. However, a lot of work remains to be done to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields.
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:01 PM IST
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Domestic violence and women’s health in India

The study has been authored by Shoba Suri, Mona, and Debosmita Sarkar
The focus of this paper is Domestic Violence—the most common form of GBV against women.(SHUTTERSTOCK)
The focus of this paper is Domestic Violence—the most common form of GBV against women.(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Published on Jan 30, 2022 06:26 PM IST
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The digital divide and is it holding back women in India?

  • Lotus McDougal, Anita Raj, and Abhishek Singh, on behalf of the GENDER Project
Rural India faces an even more pronounced digital divide, with men being about twice as likely as women to have used the internet (49% vs 25%). While we see the variation in the digital divide by state/Union Territory (UT), there is no single state/UT across India in which more women than men have used the internet.
Rural India faces an even more pronounced digital divide, with men being about twice as likely as women to have used the internet (49% vs 25%). While we see the variation in the digital divide by state/Union Territory (UT), there is no single state/UT across India in which more women than men have used the internet.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:01 PM IST
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Keeping children safe online needs a holistic approach

The study has been authored by Dr Manjeer Mukherjee, senior director at Arpan
The study identifies three key online safety concerns that arise are, “hacking or creating of fake profiles, trolling and cyberbullying on gaming platforms and sharing of sexually explicit images and pictures”.(Pixabay)
The study identifies three key online safety concerns that arise are, “hacking or creating of fake profiles, trolling and cyberbullying on gaming platforms and sharing of sexually explicit images and pictures”.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 03:02 PM IST
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What is keeping women from going to work?

This paper has been authored by Neelanjana Gupta who works at IWWAGE. It is a part of an initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE) at LEAD
Women workers wearing masks pluck tea leaves at Kondoli Tea Estate, on the first day of Unlock 1 in Nagaon district of Assam on Monday.(PTI)
Women workers wearing masks pluck tea leaves at Kondoli Tea Estate, on the first day of Unlock 1 in Nagaon district of Assam on Monday.(PTI)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
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ByIWWAGE

From aspiration to empowerment: Impact of women's collectives

  • The study has been authored by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAYNRLM).
The idea is to recognise the extreme vulnerabilities faced by these groups, and ensure targeted use of funds such as the Vulnerability Reduction Fund (VRF) to address their needs.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
The idea is to recognise the extreme vulnerabilities faced by these groups, and ensure targeted use of funds such as the Vulnerability Reduction Fund (VRF) to address their needs.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 12:35 PM IST
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Sex ratio at birth in India: Recent trends and patterns

The study has been authored by Purushottam M. Kulkarni for the United Nations Population Fund
The instances of gender biased sex selection are obviously not recorded but the numbers of cases can be estimated indirectly based on the deviation of the observed SRB from the natural level.(Representative image)
The instances of gender biased sex selection are obviously not recorded but the numbers of cases can be estimated indirectly based on the deviation of the observed SRB from the natural level.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 05:51 PM IST
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ByUnited Nations Population Fund

How can Indians reduce their son bias

The study has been authored by Dr Anjini Kochar who teaches at Stanford University and is a senior fellow at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and others
Pandemic reinforces gender inequality, women have just 76% of men’s legal rights(Twitter/G3nderE)
Pandemic reinforces gender inequality, women have just 76% of men’s legal rights(Twitter/G3nderE)
Updated on Sep 22, 2021 09:05 AM IST
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How Covid Impacted urban women workforce in India

The study has been authored by Ashwini Deshpande
In August 2020, for women, the likelihood of being employed was 9% points lower than that for men, compared to April 2019, conditional on previous employment
In August 2020, for women, the likelihood of being employed was 9% points lower than that for men, compared to April 2019, conditional on previous employment
Published on Sep 11, 2021 01:24 PM IST
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ByAshoka University

Why do women eat last? Understanding gender bias in India

This piece has been authored by Parvinder Singh, Head- Communications for World Food Programme India
Representational image from the film Great Indian Kitchen.
Representational image from the film Great Indian Kitchen.
Published on Sep 02, 2021 07:23 PM IST
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Exploring the relationship between spousal violence during pregnancy

The study has been authored by Dr. McDougal and researchers from Center on Gender Equity and Health, UCSD and International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.
Gender-based violence is a widespread and serious abuse of human rights that affects more than one in three women globally.(HT File)
Gender-based violence is a widespread and serious abuse of human rights that affects more than one in three women globally.(HT File)
Published on Aug 28, 2021 03:39 PM IST
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Transforming the lives of rural women through the DAY-National Rural Livelihoods

The study has been authored by Seema Bhaskaran and others.
Women labourers work at a site under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Ajmer, 2020 (PTI)
Women labourers work at a site under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Ajmer, 2020 (PTI)
Published on Aug 25, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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ByIWWAGE

Financial inclusion and intimate partner violence: What does evidence suggest?

The story has been authored by Lotus McDougal.
Nearly one in five women globally have experienced sexual or physical violence.(AFP File Photo)
Nearly one in five women globally have experienced sexual or physical violence.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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ByCenter on Gender Equity and Heath

What determines women's labour force participation in India?

This study has been authored by Ruchika Chaudhary.
The study finds that women have notably lower employment rates than men.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The study finds that women have notably lower employment rates than men.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 01:08 PM IST
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ByIWWAGE
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