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The hysterectomy is modern, but the poverty is primitive

-THe Telegraph Sugarcane labour contractors run a system that discriminates against women by appearing to be Gender-neutral After all, it is not genital mutilation. Or vagina sealing. Those are some of the agonizing traditional rituals for girls in various countries intended to make them attractive to men and sexually faithful to their husbands. Attempts to put an end to these practices began in the 1970s, and the United Nations requested heal

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Women's Commission Orders Probe Into Report of Womb Removal in Maharashtra

-PTI Expressing shock over the news report, the MSCW Wednesday issued a notice, in which it directed Beed district collector "to find the truth and act stringently". Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has directed Beed district authorities to conduct an inquiry over a news report, which said that women were getting their wombs removed to avoid hindering work and fines due to menstruation. The National Commission for Women (NCW) had earlier issued a not

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About 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries in four States still use earthen stoves -Priscilla Jebaraj

ssionate Economics (r.i.c.e) shows that 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries in rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan still use solid fuels for cooking, due to financial reasons as well as Gender inequalities. The resultant indoor air pollution can lead to infant deaths and harm child development, as well as contribute to heart and lung disease among adults, especially the women, cooking on these chulhas. The survey, conducted in late 20

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How Much Is a Woman's Labour Worth? Rs 37 a Day, According to the Indian Govt -Neha Dixit

-TheWire.in Mid-day meal cooks in Bihar – mostly women from Dalit and Adivasi communities – are subject to the worst kind of institutional Gender discrimination. Patna/Jehanabad/Bhojpur (Bihar): On February 11, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi served the third billionth Akshay Patra mid-day meal in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, he said that his “government has given special focus on the nutrition of the children because a healt

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Women's labour force participation in India among the world's lowest: Oxfam -Shagun Kapil

-Down to Earth Three in four Indian women not employed while the Gender pay gap is 34 per cent Irrespective of employment category (casual and regular/salaried), organised or unorganised sector, and location (urban and rural), women workers in India are paid a lower wage rate, says a report by Oxfam, an international non-profit organisation. The Gender pay gap was 34 per cent in India, that is, w

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'Political parties most distrusted, Army, judiciary win people's trust,' says study

oking into the perspectives and opinions of the Indian voter. Apart from measuring institutional trust, the survey attempts to provide a glimpse into people’s views on governance, sexuality, Gender, nationalism, populism, caste and religious identities. Researchers also asked respondents what is the single biggest problem facing the country. Almost 20% of those surveyed said unemployment was their biggest concern. Among those between the a

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Eye-opening study on Punjab's rural women labourers poses many questions in poll season -Rajeev Khanna

-Down to Earth High debts, sexual exploitation, Gender disparity, caste discrimination and exclusion from the political process continue to bedevil these mostly Dalit women An eye-opening study released on March 19, 2019, on the plight of rural women labourers in Punjab, has brought to centre-stage, the issue of the failure of India’s political system to deliver after more than 72 years of independence. The document points at the marg

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92 per cent of rural women labourers are Dalits, shows Punjabi University research -Manish Sirhindi

pth the exploitation of women labourers in rural Punjab, especially the dalits, a team from Punjabi University in Patiala has laid bare some startling facts about the high debts, sexual exploitation, Gender disparity, caste discrimination and exclusion from the political process of these women. The study ‘Socio-Economic Conditions and Political Participation of Rural Women Labourers in Punjab’ by Professor Gian Singh, an expert on rural

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Migration in Bengal delta driven by livelihood issues, Gender disparity -Shiv Sahay Singh

bans reveals an international study titled Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECMA).     The study also points out that there is huge Gender disparity when it comes to those migrating from the region. The study which covers 51 blocks of districts of South and North 24 Parganas reveals that 64% people migrate because of economic reasons, unsustainable agriculture, lack of economic opp

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Women need governmental support to deal with climate change in the Himalayas -Mayank Aggarwal

nt policies overlook the oppression they face. * To address it, the latest report by ICIMOD has suggested a series of measures such as the government allocating resources, financial and human, for Gender-responsive interventions, and creation of mechanisms to ensure the promotion of women’s rights. * The report also highlighted social problems faced by migrants in the Himalayan countries and batted for a series of measures to ensure their

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