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How women in East Asia became much freer than their sisters in South Asia in just a century -Alice Evans

-Scroll.in In patriarchal societies, industrialisation and structural transformation are necessary preconditions for the emancipation of women. Around 1900, women in East Asia and South Asia were equally oppressed and unfree. But over the course of the 20th century, Gender Equality in East Asia advanced far ahead of South Asia. What accounts for this divergence? The first-order difference between East and South Asia is economic development. East Asian women left the countryside in droves...

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Why We Don't Know How Much Land Women Own -Pranab R Choudhury

-IndiaSpend.com National datasets differ on women's land rights because they use different criteria in their calculations. Bhubaneswar: There are wide variations in national datasets on women's land ownership in India depending on which agency made the estimate, frustrating efforts to design and implement gender-balanced policies, our analysis shows. National datasets differ on women's land rights (WLR) because they use different criteria in their calculations. Some estimates include only agricultural land, others include homestead...

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A step back in Gender Equality -Sunny Jose

-The Hindu Paying women for domestic and care work is a recognition of their efforts but may not reduce and redistribute their burden Is the electoral promise of paying women for carrying out domestic work and care work a progressive public policy? The proposal, put forth by Kamal Haasan’s political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, has generated curiosity and reopened the old but unsettled academic debate. On the face of it, the proposal...

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What the NFHS-5 Data Says About Women’s Empowerment -Priya Maurya and Palak Sharma

-TheWire.in Eleven of the 22 states in NFHS-5 data reported a decline in the fraction of women owning houses or land, five of them in the northeast. To empower women, give them equal opportunities in every field and give them power in without any discrimination. On December 12, the Indian government released the fifth National Family Health Survey fact-sheet for 17 states and five UTs, including indicators of great importance to India,...

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The Landless women: Only 12.9% Indian women hold agricultural land -Aditi Phadnis & IndiaSpend

-Business Standard/ India Spend The index ranks states in terms of women holding land rights in percentage points Look hard. Do you see any woman among the protesting farmers? The reason is simple — Women hardly own agricultural land. Lakshadweep and Meghalaya are the best among all the 35 states and Union Territories at providing land rights to women; Punjab and West Bengal are the worst, according to an index created by the...

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