#GenderAnd: At the heart of insensitivity of doctors is the lack of medical training. The MBBS courses in India do not educate students on laws related to rape, sexual assault and other gender issues.
#GenderAnd: Families have a critical role to play in a rape survivor’s recovery, and they too need support to cope with the trauma
#GenderAnd: The all-female crew of the INSV Tarini will return to India after circumnavigating the globe
#GenderAnd: Aadhaar has been pitted to solve another problem, that of gender-biased sex selection…but the suggestion is flawed
#GenderAnd: The journey of many women elected representatives shows the environment has not necessarily become enabling and favourable for women to gain experience and emerge as policy makers.
#GenderAnd: Sakhi Saheli, a synonym for girlfriend, is a popular show on All India Radio’s Vividh Bharti, running for nearly 15 years now.
#GenderAnd: The Nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu was a poet, a politician and an activist. She was the first Indian woman to be President of the Indian National Congress.
#GenderAnd: Sucheta Kripalani and her husband Acharya Kripalani continued to have different political loyalties, exemplifying democracy of a different kind.
#GenderAnd: 31 per cent of married women have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence at the hands of their spouse, with physical abuse being the most common
#GenderAnd: As in most sectors in our unequal society, science too has an asymmetric representation of gender. There are very few women in faculty positions. Transgenders and intersex are unheard of.
#GenderAnd: The Princess of Arts and the key renaissance figure of Manipuri modernism. Her exposure to literature broadened at Tagore’s Santiniketan where she became the celebrated muse to sculptor and painter Ramkinker Baij, and found her reaching beyond strictures of ideology to a universalist, humanist art.
#GenderAnd: “The key habits that may dominate women’s everyday lives, despite their education, success, financial status and family background. These behaviours may seem harmless, but each one has enormous impact, and it means only one thing – that Indian women are trained to habitually delete themselves”
#GenderAnd: Although they level widespread and often inescapable destruction, natural disasters do not affect all people equally. More marginalised populations — including women — tend to be disproportionately negatively impacted.
#GenderAnd: Low numbers of women commuting in public spaces reeks of deep constraints to women’s mobility — be it concerns of safety, or attitudes that say women need not work or step outside their homes unless necessary.
#GenderAnd: About half the top 99 BSE listed companies consider women, religious minorities, people from Scheduled Castes and those with disabilities as vulnerable groups.