Domestic helps aka ‘invisible essentials’ demand recognition

Under the initiative “Naavu Kaarmikaru Namma Dhwani”, domestic workers demand basic rights and issuance of smart cards. Even after four years of the launch of Ambedkar Karmika Sahaya Hastha Scheme, around 10 lakh domestic workers in Bangalore are still awaiting smart cards promised under it. Domestic workers, the most of whom are women, are not […]

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Gender sensitization workshops – A formality for Indian companies

Despite a mandate under the Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal (POSH) Act, companies either fail to conduct regular workshops or address it lightly with no real impact. Asha Bansal was an integrated service company employee some years ago. She overheard her male colleagues discussing a client proposal. They said, having a woman with them should make […]

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Increase in Sexual Harassment in Remote Areas

Instead of calling it sexual harassment, ‘eve-teasing’ is used to describe most scenarios of this traumatic experience. By Praveena Parthiban Bangalore, Jan. 23, 2019. There has been an increase in the number of incidents reported of sexual harassment of girls who walk on roads alone, particularly in the remote areas of Bangalore. According to the […]

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