Sexual harassment: Conspiracy of silence amidst insensitive, irrational barbs

Anuradha Ganguly Ramaswamaiah* If you are a woman or girl, you will agree that each one of us, irrespective of caste, class, age, and religion, faces frequent instances of sexual harassment in this country. The criminal could be anyone... a delivery boy, a school staff, a stranger... even a known and trusted person like an … Continue reading Sexual harassment: Conspiracy of silence amidst insensitive, irrational barbs

Women’s leadership in India’s development sector: Furthering UN goal to promote gender equality

By Anjali Makhija, Ellora Mubashir* India is a large developing market economy with the world’s second largest population. As a result, the economy is the fifth largest by GDP, but the per capita GDP is 139 in the world. Similarly, India is the third largest in purchasing power parity (PPP), but the per capita PPP … Continue reading Women’s leadership in India’s development sector: Furthering UN goal to promote gender equality

How long should we be fighting for an equitable space for girls?

By S.N.Surajbhan International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated worldwide on 11 October, focuses on amplifying the voices and rights of girls everywhere. The theme for this year, “My voice, our equal future”, re-imagines a better world inspired and led by adolescent girls, as part of the global Generation Equality movement. The growing violence against … Continue reading How long should we be fighting for an equitable space for girls?

Would Niti Ayog position for chief economist welcome woman leadership?

Prof Mansee Bal Bhargava, entrepreneur, researcher and educator, who is with the SaciWATERS, Hyderabad, and is Environmental Design Consultant, Ahmedabad, has written an open letter to Niti Ayog and PMO insisting, “We need a chief strategist and not chief economist for the 'Niti' Ayog in its true meaning and to realign India's growth”: I'm writing … Continue reading Would Niti Ayog position for chief economist welcome woman leadership?

Shadow pandemic: How women’s empowerment can have catalytic effect on human development

By Moin Qazi* There’s the pandemic you know about all too well. It is taking a heavy toll on lives and livelihoods. Then, there’s the shadow pandemic, which is rapidly unraveling the limited but precious progress the world has made toward gender equality in the past few decades. This shadow pandemic can be seen in … Continue reading Shadow pandemic: How women’s empowerment can have catalytic effect on human development

Visually disabled women face extreme vulnerability especially in precarious situations

By Sheshu Babu Atrocities on women are increasing day -by- day and they are struggling to cope with gruesome attacks by male. Disabled women, especially visually disabled, are all the more disadvantaged and their handicap is being used as a convenient condition for assault and exploitation. Recent example In Bhopal, a 53 year old visually … Continue reading Visually disabled women face extreme vulnerability especially in precarious situations

Shalan Shelke who galvanized poor, unlettered women in a remote corner of deep hinterland

By Moin Qazi* In the last two decades, the gender landscape in rural India has been greening, and women are now on the cusp of a powerful social and political revolution. The harbinger of this change is a unique policy experiment in village-level governance, the Panchayat Raj Act, which has brought transformative results for the … Continue reading Shalan Shelke who galvanized poor, unlettered women in a remote corner of deep hinterland