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  • UNESCO reports persistent gender bias in cultural & creative industries

    UNESCO reports persistent gender bias in cultural & creative industries

    "The prevailing demeaning attitude towards women is the source of harassment and abuse and as long as men continue to dominate powerful positions in the industry and perpetuate heteronormativity, it will not end."

    June 5, 2021
  • 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