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What Supreme Court's dilution of SC/ST Act means for Dalit women -Ragini Bhuyan

as rape, attempt to rape, kidnapping and abduction to force them to marry, insult to modesty and assault to outrage modesty. The actual share of crimes against SC women is likely to be higher as Gender-disaggregated data has not been made available for other categories of crimes. The official estimate thus provides a lower bound for the offences against Dalit women. In Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Uttarakhand, crimes against SC women co

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Hype over Pad Man but India's Menstrual Woes Continue -R Sujatha and R Gopinath

lace, the progress made by India’s government, private, and civil society sectors is not in sync with the nation’s aspiration to be a global economic superpower. R. Sujatha, consultant on Gender issues, and R. Gopinath, development economist, critique the steps taken, call for an overhaul in the approach, and emphasise the need for all segments of society to be involved to find effective solutions to the most fundamental of issues confront

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Why women are falling off the employment map -Namita Bhandare

to women’s’ employment, I have spoken to IT professionals and factory workers, chefs and chicken farmers and the chief roadblock, in a word, is this: Family. It is families that impose Gender roles. It is families that tell women, regardless of whether they are managers or maids, that it is their responsibility to get dinner on the table (and clean and care for children and the elderly and, depending on where she lives, fetch water and

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Passport plea behind Aadhaar extension -R Balaji

assport was valid till 2020, the authorities had cancelled it after she failed to furnish an Aadhaar card. Grover said she wanted a new passport book to visit Bangladesh and attend a conference on Gender rights and health in Dhaka on March 19 and 20. Datar told the court that although Grover had mentioned the apex court's earlier orders against Aadhaar being made mandatory, the regional passport office refused to accept her plea. He said the

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Vijoo Krishnan, Joint Secretary of All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), interviewed by Chandrakanth Viswanath (

stration was forced to rent a hotel outside the campus and also pay the students for their transit facing a protest over the issue of hostel fee hike. Vijoo Krishnan was also a member of the first Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) after the union amended the JNUSU constitution for the first time since 1978. Amidst his busy schedule as one of the helmsmen of the historic farmers’ agitation in Maharashtra, Vij

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Defeminisation of Indian agriculture -Swasti Pachauri

is the female face from the problem, recognition of which is key to address issues of ecological and food security, achieving targets of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 5 on Gender equality), and imputing contribution of women to larger goals of national development. Marginalisation of landless women farm labourers Women in rural areas, who do not own land, usually engage in agricultural labour activities. ncrb defines

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Dr. Hameed Nuru, World Food Programme Country Director, interviewed by Soma Basu (The Hindu)

tion among the most vulnerable sections — women and children. On the occasion of International Women's Day, the WFP Country Director, Dr. Hameed Nuru tells The Hindu why mainstreaming of the Gender component has become inevitable today to tackle malnutrition. “It is vital to recognise the pivotal role played by women — as mothers, providers of food and nutrition to their families and breadwinners and invest in robust data if we

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Economic Gender gap will take 217 years to close: WEF report -Tina Edwin

e of the many problems that women face. Economic inequality is another equally disturbing problem they face across the world. So much so that the World Economic Forum in its 2017 edition of Global Gender Gap Report estimated that it would take 217 years for the economic Gender gap to be closed, mostly because the gap has widened. Economic inequality includes disparity in pay for the same work done by a m

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25 million child marriages prevented in last decade: Unicef report

quences. Her odds of finishing school decrease while her odds of being abused by her husband and suffering complications during pregnancy increase,” said Anju Malhotra, Unicef’s principal Gender advisor. “There are also huge societal consequences, and higher risk of intergenerational cycles of poverty,” she said, adding that “any reduction is welcome news, but we’ve got a long way to go”. The total numbe

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Kerala new health policy to make vaccination certificate mandatory for school admission -Shaju Philip

To increase transparency, private hospitals will have to publicise treatment procedure and cost of every treatment, according to the draft policy. In another big announcement, the draft says transGender clinics will be set up at all district hospitals in a bid to bring them under the state’s health system. With 2-per cent of Kerala’s population suffering from acute mental ailments, and 12.8 percent children facing mental disorders, psy

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