Gender Equality
India  /  Published 08.01.19

Women quota in CRPF, CISF to be made 15 per cent

Women's representation in the CRPF and CISF will be made 15 per cent while it will be 5 per cent in the BSF, ITBP and SSB, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.Rijiju said in the Lok Sabha that...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.04.19

Women share stories of creating history

An idol-maker, a train driver, a visually challenged lawyer, a firefighter, a poet — gender unified disparate vocations at a programme, titled “Women Breaking Barriers: Charting New Horizons”, a...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.20

Daddy’s days in

When fathers work at home, it is usually in the garage or the garden, fixing the bicycle, mending the fence, even, occasionally, mowing the grass. Pat, being a boy, naturally hangs about helping Fathe...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.20

Pak anxiety: The modern woman

Pakistan ranks 151 out of 153 countries on the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 published by the World Economic Forum in December. Only two other countries are below Pakistan — Iraq and Yemen. This isn...
By Mehmal Sarfraz

Education  /  Published 27.01.20

Children of protest

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"When you educate a woman, you educate her entire family.\u201d All of us have come across this quote in the grand schemes of our government that promised us unimaginabl...
By Shreya Gupta


Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

Can gender-neutral school forms dehumanise people?

In this age of exclusions, the French National Assembly is trying out a policy of inclusiveness. It has proposed that schools should replace the terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ on administrative f...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.19

Yawning gap

There has never been a good time in human history to be a woman. And the situation is unlikely to improve if the World Economic Forum’s latest report on the global gender gap is anything to go by. T...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 11.03.20

Harassment affront to women's equality: Supreme Court

Sexual harassment at the workplace is an “affront” to a woman’s fundamental right to equality, her right to live with dignity and to practice any profession or be part of any occupation, the Sup...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.01.19

Which Indian state did well on gender equality? Ahem

All states and Union Territories, except for four, have fared poorly on gender equality indicators, a Niti Aayog report on India’s performance on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has shown. ...
By Manashi Sengupta and Infographic by Rahul Awasthi in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Rainbow hue to Durga Puja festivities

On the first anniversary of the abrogation of Section 377 of IPC, two pujas are embracing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who are usually left on the margins.At Dum Dum Ta...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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