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ILO: Strong wage policies are key to promote inclusive growth in India

-ILO News Despite real wage growth, inequality, informality and Gender wage gap persist. New Delhi: While India’s economy in the past two decades has seen an annual average GDP rate of 7 % — low pay and inequality persist according to the India Wage Report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth , published by the International Labour Organization. The NSSO estimates also indicate that the real average daily wage has

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ILO Wage Report Paints a Sorry Picture of Economic Inequalities in India -Anumeha Yadav

n productivity? While real average wages nearly doubled between 1993-94 and 2011-12, the economic liberalisation policies in 1991 have produced a low wage economy with sharp inequalities shaped by Gender and other social characteristics for most Indian workers, shows the India Wage Report, an International Labour Organization publication released on Monday which has analysed the most recent government data on wages. In 2011-12, the most recent y

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Roughly one-third of offenders who committed online harassment were unknown to their victims, shows recent LIRNEAsia report

harassed; and 16 percent were approached repeatedly by unwanted contacts (cyber-stalked). According to the surveyed Indian netizens who faced online harassment, the motivations for harassment were Gender (21 percent), religion or race (21 percent) and politics (20 percent). Out of those who encountered online harassment, one-third said that the offender was someone whom s/he met before offline; one-third said the offender was an online contact/

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Indians online: One in five harassed, here is how, why -Karishma Mehrotra

or repeatedly approached by unwanted contacts. Again, 38% of those who faced online harassment did not know the motivation for the harassment, while roughly 20% each believed the motivation to be Gender, religion or race, or politics. Most experienced the harassment on social media, while 29% faced it on chat applications, 16% on website comment sections and 7% in online gaming. Please click here to read more.

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India's female workforce participation stands at 24%; motherhood, Gender inequality in household work to blame -Namita Bhandare IndiaSpend Delhi/ Gurgaon: Underneath two gigantic chandeliers in the conference room of a posh Gurugram hotel, 250 elegantly dressed women are ferociously beating drums. Faster, slower, louder, stop. It’s easier than it looks. The women break out into a sweat as they whistle and shout hoi in unison, on cue. The idea of this 45-minute exercise, said Blesson Joseph of team-building company Dfrens, is to demonstrate the power of cooperation. “If you come togethe

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On crime against women, bad questions, poor answers -Rukmini S

s about data on the status of women, following an international survey that found India to be the most dangerous country in the world for women. As a data journalist who has investigated crime and Gender, this should have pleased me. But the debate around the new survey has only proved that India is asking all the wrong questions about sexual crime, and still misunderstanding all the answers, six years after it had something of its own #MeToo momen

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Nod to prisoner amnesty scheme

graph New Delhi: The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved guidelines for granting special remission to certain categories of prisoners, including women, transGenders and the differently abled, as part of commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. According to the decision, women and transGender convicts who are at least 55 years old and have com

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Dalit women are brewing their own social revolution -Ashwaq Masoodi

country out on the streets,” says Manisha. “Dalit women have been left outside the Dalit movement and mainstream feminism for too long. We are forced to fight our own fight.” The Gender in caste The question of caste-based discrimination has by and large focused on the identity of a Dalit, irrespective of the Gender, and the injustices meted out to the social group as a whole. Howeve

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Hate crimes highest in UP, Gujarat second: Amnesty report -Piyush Rai

ional, in the first six months of 2018, 100 hate crimes have been committed against people from marginalised groups including dalits, Adivasis, members of racial or religious minority groups and transGender people across the country. Uttar Pradesh, with 18 such crimes, had the highest number among Indian states, followed by Gujarat with 13 cases, Rajasthan (eight) and Tamil Nadu and Bihar with seven cases each. The report comes during the ongoing i

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'Dismantling India': A grim account of 4 years of Modi government -Bhasha Singh

tical happenings that have taken place in the country since 2014. This report is 355 pages 29 writers have written 25 articles touching different aspect of Indian Society, from culture, economy to Gender issues , media, judiciary, foreign policy defence etc. Speaking at the launch of the report at Delhi's Constitution Club, economist Arun Kumar said that workers in the informal sector had bored the brunt of current government's economic policies

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