SELF DEFENCE CLASSES NOT A PRIORITY FOR COLLEGES

Women say it’s the need of the hour; professors say it’s not part of the syllabus. Students in educational institutions want self-defence classes to be conducted regularly, but universities and colleges are yet to act on the directive of the Ministry of Education. A recent survey by the Ministry of Education showed that half the […]

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Self Defense Classes not a priority for colleges

Women say it’s the need of the hour; professors say it’s not part of the syllabus. Students in educational institutions want self-defence classes to be conducted regularly, but universities and colleges are yet to act on the directive of the Ministry of Education. A recent survey by the Ministry of Education showed that half the […]

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Government schemes out of reach for devadasis

Devadasis whose names are not on the 15-year-old survey list are not able to avail government schemes. Devadasis that were inducted into the devadasi system in the past 15 years are missing out on the benefits of government schemes. Only devadasis whose names are on the survey list are able to avail these schemes. The […]

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City witnesses a surge in menstrual cups’ usage

Leading brands are gaining a foothold in the market; women say cups are easier to use. The sale of menstrual cups has soared in the last two years as women have found a new alternative to traditional sanitary napkins. Major brands recorded sales of 7000 to 8000 menstrual cups this year in Bangalore. M. Venugopal, […]

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Abused women seek help, but not divorce, say lawyers

Divorce lawyers say that women seeking help from domestic abuse prefer redressal, but that does not stop the abuse. In six out of 10 cases dealt with by divorce lawyers women prefer out-of-court settlements like redressals and do not opt for divorce. “Most women clients in abusive marriages only seek legal advice for redressal, where […]

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Men occupy women-only coaches

Men are travelling in ladies’ coaches under the nose of Railway Protection Force; Railways claim it doesn’t allow men at all. Mysuru Express’s Ladies’ coach was occupied by 10-12 male passengers when a Railway Police Force (RPF) constable reached the compartment and asked them to get down immediately. Bangalore to Tumkur passenger train witnessed a […]

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BMTC’s women safety committee remains hidden from public eye

Reports say that the helpline number for women commuters is too complex to remember. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) initiatives for the safety of women passengers—women safety committee and helpline number—have not been able to serve their purpose due to improper functioning and lack of awareness amongst the commuters. Ankitha Sarika Cheppudira, a student and […]

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Cases of heart diseases among Indian women are on the rise

Reports state that cardiovascular diseases account for 16.9 percent of all deaths among women.  Despite being one of the leading causes of death in women, the causes of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in women remain understudied, under-recognized, underdiagnosed. Hence, the reported cases of CVD in Indian women have increased significantly in the past few years. Dr. Sreekanth Shetty, […]

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