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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Pink Sarathi: no complaints in the last six months

The BMTC hotline was restored after the lockdown was lifted, but no one has filed any complaint say BMTC officials. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), which inaugurated Pink Sarathi in 2019, has not received a single complaint about women’s difficulties since the service was restored in July 2021. According to the BMTC public grievance […]

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Karnataka women at risk of cervix cancer

Reduction in the rate of screening tests could lead to lack of early detection which doctors say is life-threatening. Karnataka has seen a sharp fall in the number of screening tests for the detection of cervix cancer. Experts said lack of awareness is the key cause. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) published by the […]

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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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For hygienic loos, keep waiting

Women commuters struggle as they avoid using washrooms in metro stations due to their unhygienic conditions. Lack of dustbins in washroom stalls and non-functioning water taps in major metro stations in the city leave women commuters stranded during their metro rides. “I find the washrooms to be really smelly; and they often don’t have soap […]

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Women representation in sports bodies remains poor

Women occupy less than 10 percent of positions in sports associations and governing bodies in the country. Indore: When Siddhayani Patni, the first woman office-bearer of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), joined the body seven years ago, the workplace was dominated by men. “I joined as a convenor, and all we had were male […]

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Women missing in the culinary industry

Professional kitchens remain male-dominated. Gender disparity is still a major challenge in the Indian culinary industry. Jaipur: A prominent question that often crops up in professional kitchens is: Where are the women? Though women do pursue culinary courses, Indian restaurants and kitchens are seen to be male-dominated. Research shows that men make up for 80-90 […]

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