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Women and STEM: The inexplicable gap between education and workforce participation
Jan 24, 2024

Women and STEM: The inexplicable gap between education and workforce participation

India could be a STEM powerhouse if only it can ensure its female STEM graduates are retained in the workforce

Women and Tech: How 2020 spotlights the digital divide
Oct 08, 2020

Women and Tech: How 2020 spotlights the digital divide

Digital divides have traditionally been associated with the “connected — unconnected” binary around the world, considering only one aspect of th

Women and water: Leveraging the potential of green jobs
Oct 13, 2023

Women and water: Leveraging the potential of green jobs

Many of the jobs created through large-scale programmes on water can be taken up by women as long as the skilling gap is addressed along with gender i

Women entrepreneurs’ access to credit: Gender gap in financing
Jun 21, 2022

Women entrepreneurs’ access to credit: Gender gap in financing

A more gender-inclusive approach needs to adopted by financial institutions to boost women entrepreneurship in India

Women farmers' plight
Apr 30, 2018

Women farmers' plight

Feminisation of agriculture is taking place in a number of developing countries, including India, and women are forced to play multiple roles as entrepreneurs, labourers and cultivators. They have to compete with men in getting access to resources which is difficult.

Women in Indian politics: Beyond legislative representation
Sep 27, 2023

Women in Indian politics: Beyond legislative representation

The recent development in terms of the success of the Women's Reservation Bill underscores the importance of continued efforts to ensure women's parti

Women in power are the key to sustainable development
Jul 19, 2023

Women in power are the key to sustainable development

The pursuit of sustainable development cannot be effectively undertaken without the full and equal participation of women at all levels of decision-ma

Women in social commerce: Tailwind to a resilient growth
May 20, 2023

Women in social commerce: Tailwind to a resilient growth

Social commerce can become a powerful tool for promoting women's economic empowerment

Women in the new world order
Sep 30, 2017

Women in the new world order

Women must play an equal and active role in framing ethical imperatives and defining prosperity, responsibility and accountability in international po

Women in uniform are valued
Jul 01, 2006

Women in uniform are valued

As someone who started wearing uniform 56 years ago and then saw life from a cadet in the Academy to the Chief of the Army Staff, I feel disappointed with the unfair manner in which the whole issue of women in the Army has been dealt with in public.

Women leaders and alpha males up against Covid19
Apr 21, 2020

Women leaders and alpha males up against Covid19

There's no knowing if women leaders will ultimately prove better in tackling the pandemic but some of Asia's alpha males could certainly have done bet

Women power and the Armed Forces
Feb 04, 2015

Women power and the Armed Forces

Even today, the Army continues to be organised on the basis of regional, linguistic, caste and religious affiliations. Nearly 70 years since Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose raised combat units in which personnel from all over India served together, it is time that our Armed Forces seriously consider these issues of regionalism, ethnicity and deployment of women in combat roles.

Women workforce and the e-Shram portal: An unexpected trend emerges
Apr 14, 2022

Women workforce and the e-Shram portal: An unexpected trend emerges

Unlike what was expected at the onset, more women than men have registered on the e-Shram portal. What could this mean for the female workforce of the

Women's Bill: Liberal measure, illiberal politics
Mar 16, 2010

Women's Bill: Liberal measure, illiberal politics

That the Yadavs also constitute the political class is a fact but in this instance neutralized by the backward environment in which women of intermediate castes live

Women's issues and politics
Dec 03, 2013

Women's issues and politics

From recent events it is evident that misogyny and patriarchal attitudes cut across party lines, ideologies, sexes and classes. Worse still is the fact that whatever is being won by the serious and concerted efforts of those who really 'care' is being squandered by those who do not.

Women-centric Approaches under MUDRA Yojana: Setting G20 Priorities for the Indian Presidency
Oct 25, 2022

Women-centric Approaches under MUDRA Yojana: Setting G20 Priorities for the Indian Presidency

Gender disparities in economic participation and opportunities remain significantly large across the world. To bridge these gaps, G20 countries are working to advance women’s entrepreneurship through financial assistance, knowledge creation, and governance for supporting enterprise. India, in particular, has introduced a number of government schemes to promote entrepreneurship among women, such as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and the Prad

Women-owned enterprises: With a little help, they can be the engine for economic growth
Mar 08, 2021

Women-owned enterprises: With a little help, they can be the engine for economic growth

If women’s participation in microenterprises were to increase, it could address two crises that plague the country — job growth and declining part

Women: Education, employment, empowerment
Jan 03, 2023

Women: Education, employment, empowerment

As the gap between women’s education and women’s employment continues to widen, the question arises if women are truly being empowered

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles
Jul 17, 2023

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles

Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary democracies in the world. As the country completes 75 years of independence, this paper gives a historical account of the progress in women’s representation in Parliament over the past decades. It co

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation
Oct 16, 2023

Women’s Reservation Act: An imperative for women’s greater political participation

Women's reservation in national and state legislatures is historic as it paves the way for much-needed political participation of women in Indian poli

Women’s rights further deteriorate in Afghanistan
Jan 11, 2023

Women’s rights further deteriorate in Afghanistan

The year 2022 has brought a death knell for Afghan women. The international community needs to act now.

Women’s work during pandemic in the BIMSTEC region
Jan 15, 2021

Women’s work during pandemic in the BIMSTEC region

The adverse impact of the pandemic on women has been felt through a number of ways including employment and income loss.

"Comfort Women" issue and its impact on Japan-South Korea relations
Aug 06, 2022

"Comfort Women" issue and its impact on Japan-South Korea relations

If allowed to spiral out of control, Japan’s and South Korea’s domestic nationalist fervour against each other could further damage already fragil

#Elections2017: More wasted children, anaemic men, women than before in Punjab
Feb 02, 2017

#Elections2017: More wasted children, anaemic men, women than before in Punjab

As Punjab prepares for assembly elections, its economy is declining and ill-health plaguing people of all ages.

A 'women-centric' approach for gains in nutrition
Sep 27, 2017

A 'women-centric' approach for gains in nutrition

On the one hand, there are states like Kerala and Goa which have a low burden of undernutrition.

A year into Taliban rule, women live in fear
Sep 01, 2022

A year into Taliban rule, women live in fear

Despite glaring evidence of women's rights violations in Afghanistan, the international community remains silent.

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress
Oct 05, 2023

Advancing women's role in India's economic progress

India’s female workforce participation remains paltry and calls for an urgent review of India’s policies and schemes related to women’s empowerm

Afghan women under Taliban rule
Dec 27, 2021

Afghan women under Taliban rule

Since the fall of Kabul, women and girls are increasingly living under deplorable conditions in Afghanistan

Afghanistan and women's rights
Dec 19, 2013

Afghanistan and women's rights

Comparing Afghanistan and the rest of the world, Farkhunda Zarah Naderi, Member of the Afghan National Assembly, said that while the world is looking forward to achieve the status quo, Afghans are still fighting for their primary rights, be it women's, cultural or ethical.

An unlikely match: Women and the far-right
Jan 04, 2021

An unlikely match: Women and the far-right

Why are women gravitating towards right-wing populist ideology?

Answering the call: Putting the world in women’s hands
Jan 12, 2018

Answering the call: Putting the world in women’s hands

What is driving India’s abnormally high gender gap in phone ownership? What can be done about it?

Are combat roles for women suitable in Army and Navy?
Nov 06, 2015

Are combat roles for women suitable in Army and Navy?

Allowing women in combat roles in the Air Force is very different from such deployments in Navy or Army. This is mainly because, while the Air Force can ensure their selective employment on tasks within our borders, the same does not hold true for naval ships or more so for the Army.

Assembly Elections 2023: Why unconditional cash transfers to women are here to stay
Nov 17, 2023

Assembly Elections 2023: Why unconditional cash transfers to women are here to stay

Assembly Elections 2023: There is justice in the poll promises that political parties are making to women voters, whose assertion at the polling booth in terms of turnout and independent choices is only too evident to these parties.

Atrocities against women: A serious threat to society
Jan 18, 2013

Atrocities against women: A serious threat to society

It is the responsibility of people like film producers, club owners and other entertainment organisers to ensure that the shows or films do not carry vulgar contents which tend to excite the base instincts of men and encourage them to resort to violence for sex.