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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Shelter Homes For Women Struggle To Stay Afloat

Shelters under the Swadhar Greh scheme are struggling to survive due to irregular government funding. Shelter homes struggle to pay rent and provide enough support to women seeking help due to a lack of consistent financial aid. Akshata, assistant manager of a SwadharGreh, Shree BharatiyaAdimaJatiSewa Sanga, said that no funding has come for two years. […]

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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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