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  • Poor Economics

    Poor Economics

    India is one of the 193 countries that have pledged to alleviate poverty, hunger and gender inequality by 2030.

    January 3, 2020
  • Prudish gender-bias

    Prudish gender-bias

    Women tennis players are constantly battling for equal treatment at major tournaments, be it matching prize money, prime-time slots on the match schedule, having their games scheduled on the “show courts”, and even comforts in the locker-room. Yet they could never have imagined that gender-bias would extend to a woman being administered a code warning …

    September 2, 2018
  • ‘Me too’

    ‘Me too’

    Female Pakistani journalists share stories of harassment at the workplace, for the country has its own Weinsteins ~ men who subject women to improper advances. Very recently, American actress Alyssa Milano tweeted ‘Me Too.’ The reason: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too.’ as a status, we might …

    October 29, 2017
  • Reading between lines of inequity

    Reading between lines of inequity

    As a medical practitioner with a keen interest in gender-related social work, I often end up counselling patients on social challenges they may be facing. This is because people commonly open up to doctors about various aspects of their lives, since a doctor is usually seen as a neutral and sympathetic professional. Apart from clear …

    August 10, 2017
  • Women deserve better choices

    Women deserve better choices

    I read a wonderful article on shelter homes in Afghanistan by Rafia Zakaria some days ago. What really struck me was her observation that though the shelters had been a boon for many suffering women, this thought was often not echoed by the local men as they felt that providing such a refuge contributed to …

    April 9, 2017