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How COVID-19 is amplifying Gender Inequality in India -Kadambari Shah, Sahil Gandhi, and Gregory Randolph

-The Indian Express Women are bearing a disproportionate amount of the burden that the imposition of lockdowns, shrinking of economic opportunity has created. While much of COVID-19’s epidemiology remains shrouded in mystery, we know that it claims the lives of men more than women — at double the rate in some countries. Other coronavirus outbreaks, such as the 2003 SARS and 2012 MERS epidemics, were also more deadly for men than women. But...

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Hunger, gender bias challenge

-The Telegraph Female labour force participation in India is declining and currently stands at 17.5% Hunger and Gender Inequality pose two key challenges as India tries to achieve the objectives pledged under the Sustainable Development Goal, a report released by the Niti Aayog said on Monday. India is one of 193 countries that have pledged to end, among other things, poverty, hunger and Gender Inequality by 2030. Since last year, the Niti Aayog...

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It's 2019 but women barely figure in top positions, panels and pages in the media -Cherry Agarwal

-Newslaundry.com The number of women in top leadership positions across Indian newsrooms stood at 13.6 per cent for magazines, 20.9 per cent for TV channels, 26.3 per cent for digital portals and less than 5 per cent for newspapers. The media industry has long championed the cause of women’s representation—from women’s entry into Sabarimala to the Women’s Reservation Bill. However, they seem to have done little to ensure adequate representation in their...

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Missing the gender-infrastructure link -Simrit Kaur, Sanchita Joshi & Vaibhav Puri

-The Indian Express Why Niti Aayog’s evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals has room for improvement. The NITI Aayog should be complimented for releasing the “SDG India Index Baseline Report 2018”. The document tracks India’s progress at the sub-national level on 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The launch of an index that maps India’s endeavours at sustainable development is significant in several ways. The performance of the world’s second-most...

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India's female workforce participation stands at 24%; motherhood, Gender Inequality in household work to blame -Namita Bhandare

-Firstpost.com/ IndiaSpend Delhi/ Gurgaon: Underneath two gigantic chandeliers in the conference room of a posh Gurugram hotel, 250 elegantly dressed women are ferociously beating drums. Faster, slower, louder, stop. It’s easier than it looks. The women break out into a sweat as they whistle and shout hoi in unison, on cue. The idea of this 45-minute exercise, said Blesson Joseph of team-building company Dfrens, is to demonstrate the power of cooperation. “If...

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