#MeTooIndia: 54% Rise In Sexual Harassment Reported At Workplaces Between 2014-17

Mumbai: Registered cases of sexual harassment at Indian workplaces increased 54% from 371 in 2014 to 570 in 2017, according to official data. In all, 2,535 such cases were registered over the four...

How A Poor Women’s Collective Is Helping Rebuild Flood-Wrecked Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam (Kerala): Grey dust had settled into the narrow alleyway leading to the home of 70-year-old retiree George Thomas and his wife Mariamma in ...

Indian Women Facing Domestic Violence Find Succour At Government Hospital Crisis Centres

Mumbai: For years, Rima Chari’s life involved hospital trips, the consequence of eight childbirths and frequent visits to treat the injuries caused by her husband’s beatings. The last time Cha...

India’s Female Voters Not Turning Out To Vote As They Should

Mumbai: Although female voter turnout has been increasing across India--from 51% in 1980 to 66% in 2014--it remains low when compared with the adult population sex ratio in most states. In the 20...

For Homeless Indians With Mental Illness, Institutional Care Need Not Be Final Destination

Chennai: A majority of homeless women with mental illness (73%) were able to reintegrate into community life after they were discharged from the institution where they were under care and reunited wit...

To Work Or Breastfeed: Tough Choice Sets Back Women In India’s Informal Economy

New Delhi: Kavita, a 24-year-old home-based worker, makes toran (decorative wall hangings) for a living. She lives in a north Delhi settlement, working eight hours a day for a daily profit of Rs 30-50...

‘Reduce Stigma To Make Women Comfortable Accessing Safe Abortions’

New Delhi: Abortion was legalised in India almost half a century ago, yet unsafe abortions--performed in unhygienic conditions by untrained providers--are the third largest cause of maternal death. Ne...

Indian Women, Inordinately Burdened By HouseWork, Pay The Motherhood Penalty

Delhi/Gurgaon: Underneath two gigantic chandeliers in the conference room of a posh Gurgaon hotel, 250 elegantly dressed women are ferociously beating drums. Faster, slower, louder, stop. It’s easie...

India’s Richest Young Women Fear Public Transport Most; Poorest Fear Cinema Halls

Mumbai: India's richest girls and young women, aged 11 to 18, felt the least safe among all income groups in public spaces, according to a new report that explored safety perceptions among adolescent ...

Why 277,160 Women Leaders Remain Invisible To Tamil Nadu’s Political Parties

Chennai: Salma (50), the deputy secretary of the women’s wing of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), is among the few women to have made the transition from rural governance to mainstream politics in T...