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

Critical role in building capacities of women as change makers to improve rural governance

By Moin Qazi* During the last two decades the gender landscape in rural India has been slowly 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 that has brought transformative results for the weakest of the … Continue reading Critical role in building capacities of women as change makers to improve rural governance

Women panchayat leaders today aren’t just mouthpieces for their politically-savvy husbands

By Moin Qazi* In the last two decades, the gender landscape in rural India has been slowly 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 that has brought transformative results for the weakest of the … Continue reading Women panchayat leaders today aren’t just mouthpieces for their politically-savvy husbands

A British Court of Appeal ruling that disregards the accounts of many minority women

British civil rights organizations, Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and One Law for All, comment on the United Kingdom's Court of Appeal ruling that women who are unable to register their marriage in accordance with the law are not entitled to financial remedies on the break-up of their marriage: On the 13th and 14th November 2019, Southall Black … Continue reading A British Court of Appeal ruling that disregards the accounts of many minority women