Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicWomen's rights

Topic: Women's rights

Uniform Civil Code can be the real unifying force in India. Critics must think again

If we are to live in a truly unified and harmonious society, where each person is treated equally, accepting and enforcing a UCC is the need of the hour.

Yes, we still need a Women’s Day. But it’s not about flowers, cards or discounts

Surrounded by consumerism, Women's Day is a celebration of the 'invisible sex' and of all the invisible ways it suffers.

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.

On Camera

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Illustration: Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Family man, confident investor & eternal India optimist — farewell, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who made more money on the stock market than almost anyone else, was sure 2 decades ago that India & its stock market were going to boom.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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