GENDER AND MIGRATION
Migrant women find moving up is still hard

Millions of women migrate each year, widespread yet unseen in their struggle to find and keep work. A gendered understanding of migrants is needed in policies and intervention programs. 

#Labour Issues
GENDERED IMPACTS
Six steps to help poor women during crises

In low-income families, women have faced more vulnerabilities than men during covid. These interventions could form the backbone of a new resilience for them now and in future disasters.

#Livelihoods #Women's Health #Poverty
COVID IMPACT
How did poor women fare during the pandemic?

A survey of nearly 15,000 women in the aftermath of the pandemic-induced lockdown last year reveals specific ways in which women are particularly vulnerable to risks.

#Livelihoods #Women's Health #Poverty
WOMEN JUDGES
The gender bar-rier in the courts

The higher judiciary has very few women. While this low representation is acknowledged to be a problem by the judiciary itself, there has been no serious effort to correct it.

#Gender and Leadership #Justice System #Laws
WORKING WOMEN
Household appliances: Fruits of labour

Does increase in women’s work participation lead to greater adoption of household appliances, or is it the other way round? Data from the US during the Second World War period provides some answers.

#Labour Issues #Work+Life
WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION
Why aren't more women working?
WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION : Why aren't more women working?

Too many women who want to work are not working, and counting on growth alone to change that is not enough. An alternate, more gender-inclusive approach to growth is needed.

#Labour Issues #Work+Life
WOMEN ON BOARD
More than a mode of transport

The Metro network has quietly revolutionized women's travel in public transport, and given them a perceived notion of autonomy, along with scope for upward socio-economic mobility.

#Livelihoods #Transport #DELHI
ROAD SAFETY
How the poor cope with accidents

Social hierarchies and realities largely determine road crash outcomes. The severity of their impact  is disproportionately borne by the poor, and it puts them at a further disadvantage. 

#Transport #Poverty
WHO IS A FARMER?
Women in farming: Everywhere, but unseen

Despite their significant contribution to agriculture in India, women are not given their due recognition as farmers. There are some key steps that can be taken to correct this.

#Gender and Media #Gender Law and Policy #Agriculture
GENDER PARITY
Shifting the norms
GENDER PARITY : Shifting the norms

NFHS data on nutrition and gender parity show worsening trends in recent years. Unless the norms that underpin discrimination are addressed, the risk of regressing can never be overcome.

#Child Health #Gender Violence #Women's Health
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence rising during pandemic

Victims of domestic violence are trapped at home with their abusers, and the government is pre-occupied with the pandemic. Social workers continue to help, but their jobs are harder too in the circumstances.

#Gender Violence
WOMEN'S DAY
The curse of Kala-azar
WOMEN'S DAY : The curse of Kala-azar

Left to fend for themselves while their men look for work elsewhere, poor women find themselves trapped between the quackery of the limited medical attention and the social binds of their families.

#Women's Health #BIHAR
WOMEN ON WHEELS
The gender gap in pedalling
WOMEN ON WHEELS : The gender gap in pedalling

More and more people are considering cycling as an option for their daily commutes to work. Women's participation in this change, however, is still low.

#Cities #Culture
RURAL WOMEN
Unheard and unknown they lead

Issues that affect underprivileged women have not got enough attention in mainstream feminist movements in India. Yet women from rural areas and from lower classes and castes have been leading struggles for their rights.

#Women's Representation #Environment
BRIDE TRAFFICKING
The stories of Paros
BRIDE TRAFFICKING : The stories of Paros

Shoma A. Chatterji brings focus to the issue of bride trafficking, a lesser known but widely prevalent practice in parts of India, through movie Paro.

#Women's Films and Books #Society
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A common, invisibilized malady
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE : A common, invisibilized malady

October is domestic violence awareness month. Pushpa Achanta shares stories of victims of domestic violence to point out why the dilution of IPC Section 498A by the Supreme Court is a blow to the fight against domestic violence.

#Gender Law and Policy #Gender Violence
WOMEN ARTISANS
Breaking the male bastion of Kumartuli

Women are making a mark in a profession almost entirely dominated by men. Shoma Chatterji talks to the women idol makers of Kumartuli to find out about their struggle and success.

#Business #Society
POLITICAL WEAPONS
The lipstick and the burkha
POLITICAL WEAPONS : The lipstick and the burkha

Inspired by a recently released movie, Shoma Chatterji explores how the lipstick and burkha establishes a woman’s identity in public spaces and liberates them in private.

#Women's Films and Books #Media
TRIPLE TALAQ
Misery personified
TRIPLE TALAQ : Misery personified

Activists and supporters are urging the Supreme Court to ban the practice of triple talaq. Ramesh Menon says that the government will have to courageously act on the sticky issue to ensure that thousands of women get justice.

#Gender Law and Policy #Justice System
COMMERCIAL SURROGACY
To be banned or not?
COMMERCIAL SURROGACY : To be banned or not?

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 introduced in the parliament proposes a ban on commercial surrogacy. Shoma Chatterji finds out if this will help in checking exploitation of women.

#Gender Law and Policy #Women's Health
ENTERPRISING WOMEN
Weaving harmonious threads of change

Women of a small village in Uttar Pradesh are weaving not just colorful yarn but also communal harmony in their region. Swapna Majumdar reports.

#Poverty #UTTAR PRADESH
WOMEN'S DAY
Revisiting the mothers who protested AFSPA

A new book tracks down the women who stripped naked 12 years ago to protest against rape and rights abuses under AFSPA. Banamallika Choudhury reviews Mothers of Manipur.

#Books #Law and Order #MANIPUR
RECYCLING AGENTS
Waste pickers live, work with pride

A glimpse into the lives of women waste-pickers in Pune by Suchismita Pai.

#Urban Environment #Waste

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