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A file photo of the Police Bazar in Shillong, Meghalaya. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Meghalaya’s matriliny doesn’t help gender equality, fares poorly on Northeast SDG index

First edition of Niti Aayog’s North Eastern Region District Sustainable Development Goal Index shows all 11 Meghalaya districts at the bottom of the gender equality table.
A woman prepares a fire for a clay oven while cooking in her home in Dhamaka village, Haryana (Representational image) | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Promising women pay for housework might be politics, but will also lead to a cultural shake up

Three of the five Indian states that count votes Sunday are likely to implement stipends for women — the first in the world to address this unpaid labor that accounts for up to 39% of global GDP.
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‘Only 8 women SC judges in 70 years’: Plea seeks greater representation in higher judiciary

Application by women's lawyer body urges Supreme Court to ensure appointment of more meritorious women as judges, encourage their active participation in decision-making system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

India’s embrace of modernity is now threatened by social regression

If Indians were to truly carry out their fundamental duties, then regressive trends like laws against inter-faith marriages would be energetically countered.
File photo of Attorney General K K Venugopal | Commons

No accused-victim compromise, more women judges — AG advises top court on sexual offence cases

In suggestions made to Supreme Court, Attorney General KK Venugopal calls for higher representation of women in judiciary to ensure more empathetic approach to sexual violence cases.
Representational image of a worker at a factory in India | Flickr

Easy to fire workers, social security for migrants, gender equality — 3 labour codes decoded

The codes on industrial relations; occupational safety, health and working conditions; and social security aim to simplify archaic labour laws and give impetus to economic activity.
A girl studying at home with her mother (Representational Image) | Photo by Gareth Copley | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Childcare closures are preventing UK mothers from returning to work

A record 72.4 per cent of women were employed at the end of last year in the UK, and a reversal of that trend has implications deeper than equality goals.
Members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march

Watch your language when you describe anti-trans feminists

The so-called TERFs think the term is inaccurate too: they insist that they’re not trans-exclusionary because they include trans men in the category of women.
Kung Fu Nuns of the Drukpa lineage

These kung fu nuns think it’s time to kick gender inequality in India to the kerb

700 kung fu nuns, aged 8 to 80 years, have cycled 4,000 km from Kathmandu to Leh, removing thousands of pounds of plastic from across the Himalayas.
Protests by college students and various organisations in Pollachi

There’s only one way to tackle India’s sexual violence epidemic – sex education

Unless Indians have conversations about sexuality, the issue of sexual abuse will never be addressed.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.