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The secret to ending a war? More women in peace negotiations

The UN Security Council has called for women to be more involved in conflict resolution.
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Curbing teen pregnancy can help check India’s anaemia epidemic, study finds

An estimated 53% of India’s women in the reproductive age group are said to suffer from anaemia, according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

Behind India’s glamour industry: Anorexia, Size Zero and the elephant in the room

While loudly denying anorexia exists in Indian modelling scene, many agree that misconceptions around being thin affect today's younger generation.
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Raya Sarkar’s ‘list’ forced difficult conversations, but due process got Lawrence Liang

Raya Sarkar’s list began a conversation that must be continued. But the conversation must be on sexual harassment and not the lists.
CRPF women constables perform drills

More women in armed forces: Modi govt to make ‘service voter’ rules gender neutral

Government accepts EC recommendation to extend voting rights to husbands and children of women in forces, posted out of home.
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Only 28 per cent of judges in India’s lower courts are women, and there’s no sign of change

A new study says that there are few women judges in the lower judiciary, despite reservations in some states. 

Sit girl, in the corner: Across the world, the many proverbs that keep sexism alive

Around the world, through the ages, there have been norms for how women should conduct themselves.

Muslim women’s groups divided on triple talaq bill passed by Lok Sabha

While the BMMA welcomed the passage of the bill and expressed concern only about the ‘cognisable offence’ provision, Bebaak Collective called it a ‘black day’. New Delhi: As the Centre’s ambitious bill that proposes to criminalise instant triple talaq was passed in the Lok Sabha Thursday, victory was declared on behalf of Indian Muslim women. But Muslim women’s groups are a divided lot. While Zakia Soman of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Aandolan (BMMA) welcomed the developments in Parliament and called it a “historic day”, she added that the BMMA is not entirely comfortable with the offence being non-cognisable in nature. “Only the wife should have the right to accuse her husband of triple talaq,” she said. “This is not a money bill. The Rajya Sabha window is still open, we hope that the matter is sent to a select committee in the Rajya Sabha.” However, the BMMA has struggled for a law for Muslim...
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What women and Muslim MPs said in the triple talaq bill debate

Only three women and a handful of Muslim members of Parliament spoke in the debate on the triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha Thursday.
Taliban makes a comeback in Pakistan’s tribal areas

Taliban makes a comeback in Pakistan’s tribal areas

Terror outfit operates in the guise of ‘peace committee’ in FATA region, bans cultural activities, women’s movement outside their homes.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.