Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicWomen's rights

Topic: Women's rights

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, 19th century visionary who humbled a king, wanted education for all

Sunday marks 201st birth anniversary of Vidyasagar, who also fought for widow remarriage and women's rights. Leaders across party lines paid homage to the reformer. 

BCCI can close the wage gap in women’s cricket. Just look at tennis and US soccer

The senior women cricketers are paid around Rs 20,000 per day — equivalent to the wage paid to an Under-19 male counterpart. It's not nearly enough.

‘Breaking shackles to build a new world’ made Kamla Bhasin a beacon of feminist hope

Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 early Saturday. The feminist icon, poet and author was reportedly diagnosed with cancer a few months ago.

‘Not erasing, but protecting’: Afghanistan girls boarding school founder burns student records

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, co-founder of SOLA, a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan, posts a video of the burning records on Twitter, says it's to assure parents of their family's safety.

24-year-old Afghan, a Delhi graduate, is behind the Kabul women protests against Taliban

Crystal Bayat, who studied her BA and MA in Delhi, has been using WhatsApp to reach women and encourage them to protest and demand their democratic rights from the Taliban.

A walk to reclaim the night — women go on Delhi trail of roads named after other women

'Women Walk at Midnight' is a group that organises walks for women across the city to give them a chance to feel safe in public spaces at night.

On World Population Day, a look at Covid’s impact on women’s safety, employment and health

With a focus on women's sexual and reproductive needs and rights, World Population Day is also a good time to examine how Covid has impacted Indian women.

Two Pakistani women demanded rights — one irked the mullahs, other was killed

In Fearless, Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui writes about the stories of Pakistani women achievers like Asma Jahangir and Qandeel Baloch who challenged patriarchy.

Asking for consent is revolutionary in Pakistan. That is why Aurat March is creating ripples

Next time a man asks me why Pakistani women only complain instead of doing something, I will happily shove pictures from the Aurat March in his face.

No outrage unless Hyderabad, Unnao, Kathua-like rape: UN Resident Coordinator in India

There should be a simple acknowledgement that women’s rights are human rights and that violence against women is violence against humanity.

On Camera

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

India-Pakistan army-to-army talks are long time coming, Gen Naravane and first NSP show

The fact is that Pakistan's army is its most important player. The Army is the only institution that it will sit with and listen to.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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