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Time women farmers got a better deal -Purvi Mehta

entions in a way that gives women an equal chance within this sector. Perhaps one of the best examples to illustrate the blind spot has been historical, predominantly male composition, and lack of Gender-orientation of the agricultural extension workers. While studies have consistently shown that extension services are not offered in a vacuum — where either socio-economic or Gender considerations c

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TheyToo: What about men and the third Gender? -Sriparna Ray

-The Telegraph The harassment at workplace act needs an upgrade to include men and transGenders in the MeToo conversation I have been sexually harassed and bullied by my boss. I was threatened I would lose my job if I didn’t comply — sounds like an excerpt from one of the hundreds of accounts of women that have been doing the rounds on social media? Well, it is a story of sexual harassment at the workplace all right, but it is unli

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The spirit of mahua -Diya Kohli

s thanks to dated colonial laws that indigenous spirits were marginalized in favour of international spirits. Perceptions can be changed by spreading knowledge about these traditions and developing a Gender- and class-inclusive approach to responsible and moderate drinking.” The practice of drinking mahua has been tarnished over the centuries by the government and mainstream society. “A lot of conscious work is needed for a healthy econ

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WeToo: Women in farming seek Gender parity -Basant Kumar Mohanty

h March sought equality for farm workers New Delhi: A band of bold women is outing alleged predators in newsrooms in the country while another group of women is hitting the streets to bar their Gender from the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. In the middle of the twin turmoil and away from the limelight, as many as 25,000 people from the election-bound heartland had last week set out on a long march seeking an end to a More »

India ranks 147th in Oxfam world inequality index

nd respect for women in the workplace, reflecting the fact that the majority of the labour force is employed in the agricultural and informal sectors, which lack union organisation and enforcement of Gender rights. The index is based on a new database of indicators, now covering 157 countries, which measures government action on social spending, tax and labour rights — three areas found to be critical to reducing the gap. The index is topped

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These superwomen from Himachal Pradesh show why empowered women make for an empowered country -Raksha Kumar

huira differs from cities. “We are employed because there is someone at home,” she says. “We help each other with the household chores.” The effects of female employment on Gender equality now appear to be trickling down to the next generation. Tomar’s two sons help their aunt before going to school in the morning. At 13 and 16, they are put to task to tending the cattle, cooking and cleaning. Unlike other parts of

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Hunger deaths have skyrocketed after aadhaar-based authentication came into force, allege Right to Food activists

during 2015-2018. From the list, which is received from RTF Campaign, it could be inferred that 25 females and 30 males died due to starvation during the period from May, 2015 to March, 2018. The Gender background of one person, however, is unclear. The special update by RTF Campaign indicates that out of the 42 hunger deaths in 2017 and 2018, a large majority (18) were directly related to aadhaar viz. when ration shops denied giving foodgr

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Shailaja Fennell, university senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge, interviewed by Deepanwita Gita Niyogi (Down to Earth)

-Down to Earth Shailaja Fennell, an expert in Gender and household dynamics in agriculture, talks to Down To Earth about millet production in India As India witnesses the central government launch a campaign to promote nutri cereals, Down To Earth talks to an expert about the relevance of millets, its cultural significance and its benefits for women. Shailaja Fennell, university senior lecturer in development studies at the department of land

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First time, under-five mortality rate same as global average -Abantika Ghosh

n reduction of child deaths in India, the country’s under five mortality rate, for the first time, has been estimated at 39 deaths per 1,000 live births, the same as the global average. But the Gender gap in child survival remains far below the global average — it means that girl children, after they are born, face discrimination in India, according to new mortality estimates released as part of a report by UNICEF, WHO, UN Population Divis

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