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Linking patriotism to women’s bodies is uncalled for

The latest firing of this salvo occurred in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech, in which it was declared that having small families is a form of “patriotism”. Such exhortations primarily target women, their bodies and their reproductive autonomy.

How to raise gutsy girls? Author Caroline Paul has an answer

We, women have to start practicing bravery too. We cannot teach our girls until we teach ourselves, says the author in this inspiring video.


Tactile breast screening by visually-impaired show promise of early detection of breast cancer in India

Using the highly developed sensory skills of visually-impaired women, a new screening methodology could help detect breast cancer risk, shows a study.

Fear is in the mind; if you keep thinking, you will be stuck: Senior police inspector Rashmi Jadhav

Smashing gender stereotypes, Rashmi Jadhav says that her growing up years played a crucial role in defining her strengths and abilities.

Maharasthra: 2,800 SHGs to train women from minority communities

These self-help groups (SHGs) will come up in 14 districts of Aurangabad, Nagpur and Amravati division.

Aimed at women empowerment, Wari Nari Shakti initiative launched in Pune

Chairman, Maharashtra State Commission for Women, Pune, said, “Women are the backbone of the family... Men and women are equal; women are walking shoulder to shoulder with their brothers in this pilgrimage.”


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Women continue to remain under-represented in the national parliament: India

Today India has 1.4 million elected women representatives. Women constitute around 44 per cent of the total grassroots elected representatives and 43 per cent of the elected heads of villages in India are women, he said.

‘Women dedicated... With quota, we’ll have Ram Rajya’

The Mission Shakti scheme has been supporting around six lakh SHGs in the state. MAMATA is the state’s conditional cash transfer scheme for pregnant and lactating women.

In equal measure

Parity in political representation for women will help bring bigger, deeper change.