Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicWomen workforce

Topic: Women workforce

5 of 10 states with highest share of women legislators are from northeast. Here’s why

Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2020-2021 shows Mizoram, Sikkim, Manipur, and Meghalaya have India's highest female-to-male ratio vis-a-vis legislators, senior officials & managers.

Does development mean more women in work? Yes in Pakistan but not India, says World Bank study

In India, women's participation in workforce fell after per capita income passed $3,500, says study published in World Bank's South Asia Economic Focus. Experts cite 'patrilineal trap'.

Covid cut Indian women out of job market, now 90% aren’t in workforce

As the world climbs out of the pandemic, economists warn of a troubling data point: Failing to restore jobs for women could shave trillions of dollars off global economic growth.

2020 lockdown shut 11% women MSMEs, only 1% got back on feet with govt help, finds study

Krea University researchers surveyed 2,083 non-agricultural enterprises in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha to examine the impact of Covid-19 on women-led MSMEs.

There’s a hidden ‘pink tax’ on women’s mobility in Mumbai: Study

Researchers from World Bank and Maryland University surveyed over 3,000 households in Greater Mumbai Region and found that improvement in public transit can differentially benefit women.

India needs senior female cops for safer cities, 90% women retire as police constables

A study by Janaagraha in Karnataka’s Mysuru and Hubli-Dharwad shows that police presence is rated as more or as important as well-lit streets & good-quality roads.

Indian IT industry attracts more women, but many exit within first 5 years in the job

In 'Women in Science and Technology', Namrata Gupta explains how women in the Indian IT industry are victims of pay gap, career stagnation & other inequalities.

Gender gap across sectors reduces globally, but India falls 4 ranks to 112th: WEF report

World Economic Forum report says it will take 99.5 yrs — down from 108 — to fill overall gender gap. India only country where economic gap is larger than political.

Millions of women absent from India’s workforce capable of adding Rs 30 lakh crore to GDP

Nearly 120 million Indian women are unable to join the workforce with safety & mobility issues and gender norms hampering their entry.

Feminism hasn’t sold-out, it’s only using corporate spaces to mobilise support

Feminist groups are infiltrating the political spaces where corporations, as well as governments, make the rules.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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