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Govt proposes amendment of POCSO Act to make it gender-neutral

Such a study was last conducted in 2007 by the WCD Ministry that focused on child sexual abuse, where it was learnt that 53.2 per cent of children had been subject to one or more form of sexual abuse. Of this, 52.9 per cent were boys.

Women in India make on-average 16% less than men: Report

In India, when evaluating the same job level, the gap is 4 per cent, and when considering the same level at the same company, the gap fell to 0.4 per cent.

Around the globe in seven months: Despatches from the INSV Tarini

#GenderAnd: The all-female crew of the INSV Tarini will return to India after circumnavigating the globe

Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo

According to MaleSurvivor, a significant portion of abuse perpetrators report having been victimized by abuse, but most victims do not go on to commit sexual abuse against others.

Here are the consequences of linking women’s medical records to their Aadhaar

#GenderAnd: Aadhaar has been pitted to solve another problem, that of gender-biased sex selection…but the suggestion is flawed

Gender mainstreaming in politics: Where has gender-based reservation got us?

#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.

Lean on Me: The radio show which has been a friend to many Indian women

#GenderAnd: Sakhi Saheli, a synonym for girlfriend, is a popular show on All India Radio’s Vividh Bharti, running for nearly 15 years now.

Sarojini Naidu: I am only a woman, only a poet

#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.

Sucheta Kripalani: India’s first woman chief minister, chartered her own independent course

#GenderAnd: Sucheta Kripalani and her husband Acharya Kripalani continued to have different political loyalties, exemplifying democracy of a different kind.

National Family Health Survey underscores need for serious discussion on marital rape

#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

Indian science and gender bias, nothing scientific here

#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.

Binodini’s Women: The three strong characters of My Son, My Precious.

#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.

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