Universities yet to empower women to reach UN goals

UGC-recommended women study centers are few in number in Karnataka universities and the state is still lagging behind in its performance in gender equality. Most universities in Karnataka do not have women study centers despite University Grants Commission (UGC) recommending that universities to build them to help achieve United Nations Sustainable Goal  (SDG) 5 for […]

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More women cyber bullied: report

Due to cyberbullying, women are affected in both a social and emotional way. The National Crime Bureau (NCRB) report 2020 states that the frequency of women facing cyber-bullying has risen from 27,248 cases in 2018 to 50,035 cases in the year 2020—an 83 percent rise.  These cases involve blackmailing, defamation, morphing, fake profiles, and transmitting or […]

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Demands for dowry: officially low, actually not so

Official data shows a decline in dowry harassment cases in the city last year. Activists disagree. Cases of dowry harassment have decreased by 22.71 percent from 2019 to 2020 in Bengaluru. Women’s rights activists attribute this to the under-reporting of cases rather than an actual decline. In the last five years, according to the National […]

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Working women hostels lack crèches

Most working women hostels are not providing day-care centres for the children of the occupants. Many working women’s hostels do not have day-care centres for children, preventing working mothers from choosing such hostels. Gloria, who lives in a working women’s hostel and is separated from her son since she works as a nurse in the […]

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Women bear sterilization along with the baby

Male sterilisation is easier and less risky than female sterilization. Yet, vasectomies are only 2.5 percent of all sterilisations in developing countries. Reports show that female sterilization has jumped by 16.5 percent from 2016 to 2020, whereas male sterilization remains zero over the last four years. Female sterilization is a  highly accepted contraceptive methods among […]

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No one to marry the devadasi’s child

Lack of funding has led to delay in implementation of the marriage incentives scheme for devadasis’ children. Last year, there has been a drop of 53 percent in the number of approved applicants receiving money under the Incentive for the Devadasi Children’s Marriage, according to the  Social Welfare Department (SWD), Karnataka. This scheme applies to […]

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Women in Business increased by 6% in India

The growing number of business women in India, will help to boost the economy and create more job opportunities says business expert. The proportion of women’s enterprises among all Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) was 13.76 percent in 2016, which increased to 20.37 percent in 2021. However, investors are cautious before investing in any […]

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Mother’s imprisonment leads to child’s trauma say psychiatrists

The National Commission for Protection of Child report (NCPCR) says 60 percent of imprisoned mothers rarely met their children and 13 percent never met them at all. Children staying apart from their imprisoned parent may develop social aggression. Separation of mothers may lead to a change in the social pattern and juvenile delinquency say experts. […]

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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021: To ‘Cupvert’ or Not

Menstrual cups are easy to use and environment-friendly, however, they might not suit everyone. New Delhi: The first few times that Pooja Priyamvada used a menstrual cup, it was an uncomfortable experience.  “I started using cups somewhere at the beginning of 2016. The first few attempts were not convenient, there was leakage as I was […]

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