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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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Dr Shailaja Fennell, PhD supervisor at the Centre of Development Studies and the Department of Land Economy, interviewed by Durganand Balsavar (The Hindu)

-The Hindu New research at University of Cambridge focuses on rural knowledge systems and sustainable practices to safeguard the ecosystem An academic with research interests in food production, rural development and Gender Equality in development interventions, Shailaja Fennell has worked on several international projects to promote sustainability and build resilience. She supervises M.Phil students at the Centre of Development Studies – University of Cambridge, and Ph.D students at the Centre of Development...

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Gender gap in labour market stagnant since 1995, flags UN report -Kiran Pandey

-Down to Earth Gender Equality a far-fetched goal; women living alone more likely to be in the labour market, finds report Gender Equality across the world remains a far-fetched goal and no country has achieved it so far, according to the 2020 edition of the United Nations report on the state of Gender Equality in the world. The attitudes of discrimination, however, have slowly changed in the last two decades, Liu Zhenmin, chief...

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