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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Karnataka ranks lowest in breast cancer screening among neighbours

“Lack of outreach and hesitancy among women are the reasons for low screening rates”: Pratima Shankar, NGO coordinator, PSCF . Bengaluru: Only 0.4 percent of women in Karnataka have undergone screening for breast cancer, according to the data by the National Family Health Survey. With this, Karnataka has recorded the lowest number of breast cancer […]

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About 7,000 people share one public toilet in Delhi

Only one out of four toilet seats are reserved for women in India. Delhi has one public toilet seat per 4,373 males and 10,039 females, revealed a report by Praja Foundation. Out of 2,985 public toilets built by the various municipal corporations of Delhi, 2,055 are for males and 777 are for females. In contrast, […]

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Cybercrime against women continues to rise

As the world gets increasingly digitized, cybercrime against women continues to be on the rise. New Delhi: Cybercrime against women has seen an exponential increase in the past few years. In 2015, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received only 223 complaints of cybercrime. By the end of November 2020, this figure stood at 647, […]

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Unsafe abortions kill more women

Reports suggest that abortions carried out by medically untrained persons or outside of health facilities are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in India. Indore: Unsafe abortion is the third-largest cause of maternal mortality in India, contributing to eight percent maternal deaths annually. Around 78 percent abortions in India are done outside of […]

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Govt’s Suvidha pads – cheaper, out of stock

Central government’s decision to nearly give away sanitary pads at Re. 1 is a radical revision, but only if they are available at the Jan Aushadhi Stores. By Jagriti Parakh Right after the central government slashed the price by 60 per cent of the biodegradable sanitary pads, branded Suvidha, nearly 60 per cent Jan Aushadhi […]

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