Female Activity Participation Ratio in India much higher in all regions, in almost all activities

A recent action research, “Invisible Work Invisible Workers: The Sub-Economies of Unpaid Work and Paid Work”, sponsored by UN Women, and anchored by Action Aid India Association, with the help of the Centre for Development Research and Action, seeks to investigate the tangled issue of women’s unpaid work on the basis of interviews with 2,861 … More Female Activity Participation Ratio in India much higher in all regions, in almost all activities

Need for paradigm shift in attitude from widows as recipients of doles to entitlement approach

A report was prepared of a committee set up by the Supreme Court of India, vide judgment dated August 11, 2017 in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 659 of 2007 on widows of Vrindavan. Accepted by the court, the expert committee which prepared the report consisted of Suneeta Dhar (Jagori), , Meera Khanna (Guild of Service), … More Need for paradigm shift in attitude from widows as recipients of doles to entitlement approach

Shanavi’s ordeal: Is this how Central govt seeking to implement Supreme Court’s NALSA judgment?

Statement by Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) seeking justice for Shanavi Ponnusamy, and condemning gender discrimination and transphobia: Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) strongly condemns the denial of a job by Air India to Shanavi Ponnusamy on account of her identifying herself as a transwoman. In a shameful but … More Shanavi’s ordeal: Is this how Central govt seeking to implement Supreme Court’s NALSA judgment?

How some church authorities faltered in response to sexual abuse, defending or shielding the accused

A note by Sabrang India on how the Church needs to change the way it addresses sexual and gender-based abuse: Christian churches belonging to different denominations are facing a lot of heat in India, in light of the recent spate of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse of women, allegedly by members of the clergy. … More How some church authorities faltered in response to sexual abuse, defending or shielding the accused

Women’s cooperatives are crucial for addressing socio-economic well-being in informal economy

Self-Empolyed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ahmedabad, was the first organization in India to include many of the activities such as healthcare, childcare, and insurance into the cooperative movement. These cooperatives now function alongside other formal organizations in their respective areas of business. Excerpts from the International Labour Organization (ILO) study “Advancing cooperation among women workers in … More Women’s cooperatives are crucial for addressing socio-economic well-being in informal economy

Smart Cities: Lack of gender equality approach amidst poor indicators of marginalized groups

Excerpts from the Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) report, “India’s Smart Cities Mission Smart For Whom? Cities For Whom?”, 2018 A significant finding based on HLRN’s detailed analysis of all 99 selected Smart City Proposals is the lack of a gender equality and non-discrimination approach in the Smart Cities Mission. This is all the … More Smart Cities: Lack of gender equality approach amidst poor indicators of marginalized groups

Gang rape incident: Repression continues in villages of Khunti and Araki districts of Jharkhand

By Rinchin, Radhika and Puja* Following up on media reports of the gang rape of 5 adivasi women in Kochang, Araki block, Khunti district while holding street plays on anti-trafficking, Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression and Sexual Repression (WSS) constituted a fact-finding team comprising women’s groups from different states and local activists from Jharkhand … More Gang rape incident: Repression continues in villages of Khunti and Araki districts of Jharkhand