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India -More Women Are Out of Work, Reveals Govt Report

Women’s work participation has dramatically declined, unemployment is at an all-time high and they often get half the wage of what men get for same work, shows the latest labour force survey report.Subodh Varma 15 Jun 2019 The recently released Periodic… Continue Reading →

There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

11 Jun 2019 There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and girls – one… Continue Reading →

Police closes sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar; Tanushree to challenge orders #MeToo

Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of misbehaving with her on the sets of their movie “Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss” 10 years ago. Tanushree’s lawyer told TNM that the investigation was incomplete and that police had not taken statements from their… Continue Reading →

Assam – Nearly 41% women face sexual harassment at workplace

Utpal ParasharGuwahati According to the National Crime Records Bureau data for 2016, Assam recorded the second highest crime rate against women in India behind Delhi. Image used for representational purpose only. (AP) Demand for sexual favours, unwanted physical contact, explicit… Continue Reading →

My mother, Shoma Sen was wrongly jailed for ‘waging war’ on India. A professor with bad knees, no bed

Our Supreme Court sings paeans to the supremacy of ‘human liberty’. What good is ‘liberty’ if you have drained a human’s life even before a trial has begun? Koel Sen Growing up, I would often call my mother ‘Jhansi ki… Continue Reading →

Giving women a free ticket to ride is a radical idea. If only Delhi had more buses

AMULYA GOPALAKRISHNAN Nobody makes flourishy policy moves quite like the Aam Aadmi Party. The Delhi government’s decision to make public transport free for women is the first of its kind anywhere. While places like Luxembourg and Tallinn and a few… Continue Reading →

Uttarakhand- ‘9-yr-old Dalit survivor made to sit beside rapist, kept in police station for 13 hours’

Ishita.Mishra@timesgroup.com Dehradun: In a gross violation of norms prescribed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso), a nine-year-old Dalit girl, who was raped by an upper caste man in Tehri last week, was allegedly made to sit… Continue Reading →

Director Vikas Bahl gets clean chit in sexual harassment case

Queen director cleared Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee of Phantom Films» Probe says the complainant did not appear before the internal committee» Bahl, who was removed from Hrithikstarrer Super 30, will be credited for… Continue Reading →

‘Nobody has a problem when male MPs wear jeans and T-shirt to the Parliament’

Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan’s excitement on their first day as MPs was overshadowed by a barrage of sexism over their ‘non- sanskari’ outfits — Aarushi Nigam, Divya Kaushik, Riya Sharma, Ruman Ganguly, and Anulekha Agarwal For their first day… Continue Reading →

No pre-arrest bail for man in sexual harassment case

Mumbai: Bombay high court has rejected a plea for pre-arrest bail filed by a senior employee of a Mumbaibased private company who is accused of sexually harassing a female colleague. Justice Nijamoodin Jamadar dismissed the application filed by accused Prakash… Continue Reading →

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