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Gender Equality
Calcutta  /  Published 23.10.20

Pray for a child, instead of a boy

The mode of offering a floral anjali to Durga might change this year but tens of thousands of worshippers will continue chanting a mantra that seeks a child from the goddess, instead of...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.20

Women, interrupted

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By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 04.08.20

Mumbai: Women figures on traffic signage

Mumbai has become the first Indian city to introduce female figures on its traffic lights, a move welcomed by women’s rights campaigners as a step towards greater inclusivity. Authorities are s...
By Reuters in Mumbai

World  /  Published 23.06.19

Pakistan brides abandoned

Hundreds of British-Pakistani men are abandoning their wives in Pakistan, with many separated from their young children, according to a UK media report. The women come to the UK after arranged marriag...
By PTI in London

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.20

Calcutta teens spread word on need for education

Teenaged girls and boys urged adults to let their daughters complete their education and be financially independent instead of getting them married off early. The students, many of whom face discrimin...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.19

The dark comedy of the UAE's gender award

Balance is crucial in worldly matters. But a world dominated by men can be skewed against women in absurd ways. This discrimination, integral to cultures and institutions around the world, took a rath...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 15.01.19

Sabari woman alleges assault by mother-in-law

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By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

Wars on women, children, migrants, earth

International Women’s Day was on March 8: a day marked by the United Nations to celebrate women and draw attention to issues of gender discrimination. This year’s theme was “Think equal, build s...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.19

Decision against same-sex unions is disappointing

Sir — It seems that Hong Kong is embroiled in more than one battle. Last week, a Hong Kong court ruled against allowing same-sex unions in the city following a petition filed in 2018. This disappoin...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.19

What suffragists can teach today's leaders

Nineteenth-century American suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who was a trailblazer in the movement for women’s rights, said: “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputatio...
By Vinati Dev in


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