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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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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Measures welcome, but not enough: trans community

The transgender community remains unsatisfied with government efforts to assist them, they say money is not enough for them to survive. Lucknow: Dhananjay Chauhan, a transwoman from Chandigarh said that their lives as transgender people have always been  challenging. They have been a discarded part of society, who have never been accepted or respected. “Most […]

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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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Websites and NGOs trying to help covid widows back on their feet

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced women who have lost a sole earning member to enter the job market, at the worst possible time. New Delhi: When Yuvdhir Mor saw people his own age succumbing to the virus; colleagues, school,and college mates, the seriousness of the situation hit him hard. Unable to help people medically, he […]

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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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