women rights

Laws leading to emergence of empowered women force

Laws leading to emergence of empowered women force

The moment one wants to correlate the provisions in the constitution, Indian legislature and relevant amendments with respect to restoring rights of women and the evolving trend...

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Women right based approaches to development

Women right based approaches to development

It has been distinctly noted that all the United Nation agencies committed for the development aspects for child and women rather pursued the ‘beneficiary need approach’ for...

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Maternity Leave - A bridge to build a good career for women

Maternity Leave - A bridge to build a good career for women

Motherhood is one of the most challenging but beautiful period in a woman’s life. It is only during pregnancy that a girl evolves into a woman. But does pregnancy necessarily...

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Widows deserve a respectable life too!

Widows deserve a respectable life too!

It cannot be denied that death of spouse is a harsh blow for any woman, be it emotionally, socially or economically. Perhaps in India, the state of affairs for widows is even...

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We need more women to participate in Politics

We need more women to participate in Politics

Women, even in the current modern era, are significantly under-represented in politics and hence this situation demands immediate redress. All over the world, the few women who...

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Eve-teasing : Don't get 'used' to it!

Eve-teasing : Don't get 'used' to it!

It is a day-to-day occurrence in most cities and villages of India when a woman is subjected to lecherous stares, lewd comments or uncomfortable physical contact. It is even...

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The nation needs her vote

The nation needs her vote

Women suffrage is the right of women to vote. The term is also extended to mean the rights related to property ownership, payment of tax, or marital status. The movements can be...

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The abortion debate

The abortion debate

The death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar in Catholic Ireland in October has again raised the abortion debate amongst Irish political leaders and resulted in outrage in...

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Caged birds' desire for flight to freedom - brief history of Indian women

Caged birds' desire for flight to freedom - brief history of Indian women

In spite of the claim of equality are Indian women really living a life at par with the men? Women in modern India are standing at cross roads of changes – some radical; yet can...

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Ladies Only ~ Should There Be Demarcated Seats Everywhere?

Ladies Only ~ Should There Be Demarcated Seats Everywhere?

Every bus, every tram, every metro will inevitably bear a distinctly different category of seats with the following two words etched just on top of it: “Ladies only.” We have...

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Honey, I’m going to keep an eye on the money

Honey, I’m going to keep an eye on the money

It’s finally happened. You’ve met Mr. Right and are all set to set up home and have babies with him. Your dreams are on the verge of becoming a reality and nothing, really...

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Yoked to her nightmares

Yoked to her nightmares

The death of Amina al-Filali has finally managed to rouse the government, as well as the public in Morocco, to the fact that their laws need to change. Amina, a sixteen year old...

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Domestic violence laws in India and how they operate

Domestic violence laws in India and how they operate

Domestic violence is too widespread a phenomenon in India, and it is too regular an occurrence in most communities for it to be taken to be something truly cruel and heinous. It...

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Laws against domestic violence in the United Kingdom

Laws against domestic violence in the United Kingdom

Domestic violence is a worldwide occurrence. And the reason as to why it is so subversive is because more often than not, it takes place behind closed doors. It is a phenomenon...

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Rights of migrant women workers

Rights of migrant women workers

Owing to globalization, there has been a rising flow of migrant workers from nations which have a narrow economic scope to compensate for the gaps in countries which have a...

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How women fare all over the world

How women fare all over the world

In 2011, Newsweek Magazine did a comparative study of the condition of women all over the world. The magazine took some basic parameters for comparison, such as health,...

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Should there be a quota for women in the work force?

Should there be a quota for women in the work force?

Fortune 500 companies in the U.S, in 2011 had only fifteen female CEOs. Despite the U.S.A. being a developed country, the number of women in senior positions in workplaces...

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Every woman’s rights while dealing with the police

Every woman’s rights while dealing with the police

It is highly ironic that the police body is ideally expected to protect the populace, regardless of their gender, but it is often the other way round. The very deep gender...

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Rights for women in the African Union: The Maputo Protocol

Rights for women in the African Union: The Maputo Protocol

It is widely believed that comprehensive rights for women and structures for their empowerment is in proportion to a nation’s level of development. People often generalize on...

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Privacy rights of rape survivors

Privacy rights of rape survivors

The life of a rape survivor changes drastically the minute her rights are violated by her rapist or rapists. To fathom the emotional whirlwind endured by her as she is...

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A history of Megan’s Law against child sexual abuse in America

A history of Megan’s Law against child sexual abuse in America

If I had known that there was a sexual predator living across the street from me, I never would have let her play outside on the front yard by herself. Why are his rights to...

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Single mothers have rights too

Single mothers have rights too

A single mother amidst all her plight and hardships, emotional or otherwise, should always be very well-aware of the rights that she is entitled to. It goes without saying that...

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Marital rape is a crime in the US

Marital rape is a crime in the US

The roots of patriarchy in society go a long way back. It involves deep seated notions of male superiority and the logic that women, being “inferior” can be subjugated without a...

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Are you a Lucy Stoner?

Are you a Lucy Stoner?

If we asked you if you were a Lucy Stoner, you would probably not understand what we are saying. However, when we explain the concept, you will realise that you might be a Lucy...

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Pregnancy discrimination act USA - looking out for women's welfare

Pregnancy discrimination act USA - looking out for women's welfare

The fact that women are discriminated against without a thought, is no secret. However, from time immemorial there have been groups of women and some men, fighting a steady...

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India’s new Mental Health Bill decriminalizes suicide

India’s new Mental Health Bill decriminalizes suicide

Introduced in the Rajya Sabha in the 3rd week of August, 2013, India’s new Mental Health Bill is being praised for its sensitive approach to mental health, and its intention to...

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Should she be scared to choose her passion as her profession?

Should she be scared to choose her passion as her profession?

The recent case of the gang rape in Mumbai has triggered off another debate. Besides the utterly disgraceful term “rape culture” that has emerged in India of late, such...

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Are we intruding too much on Katrina's personal life?

Are we intruding too much on Katrina's personal life?

It remains an undeniable fact that the biggest price that celebrities pay for their stardom is sacrificing their personal life, irrespective of how undesirable that might be....

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Representation of women in the media : should it go on as it is?

Representation of women in the media : should it go on as it is?

Media, an inseparable organ of our daily lives now, has made its way to our drawing rooms and bedrooms in such a way like never before. Think of ads on male apparel, deodorants,...

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A look at how amended divorce laws in India will affect women

A look at how amended divorce laws in India will affect women

Some marriages are made to last, while some are not. When the latter is the case, it is usual for one or both parties to seek a divorce. Divorce however, is a painful process,...

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Laying down a dress code for female teachers is an infringement of fundamental rights

Laying down a dress code for female teachers is an infringement of fundamental rights

There have been many a controversies in the last few years, regarding the dress code of lady teachers in schools. The most recent one in this direction happened just last month,...

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Alimony - a financially dependent divorced woman's right

Alimony - a financially dependent divorced woman's right

Under divorce and matrimonial laws, one of the most important aspects is the right to receive and claim alimony. Originally derived from the Latin word, ‘Alimonia’, meaning...

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Why Immigration reforms are needed for women in the US

Why Immigration reforms are needed for women in the US

Current lack of Immigration reforms in the United States of America are causing unrest among the 4.1 million strong populous of immigrant women and children who are currently...

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Open defecation - a major breeding ground for rapes

Open defecation - a major breeding ground for rapes

Statistics reveal that in Bihar, which is one of India’s poorest states, around 85% of the rural households do not have access to a toilet. Even generally speaking, isn't that...

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The reauthorized Violence against Women Act will protect women in the US from violence

The reauthorized Violence against Women Act will protect women in the US from violence

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was recently reauthorized in the United States by President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, thus giving hope to the thousands of...

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You are not just a pretty face - you are Prakriti and Shakti too !

You are not just a pretty face - you are Prakriti and Shakti too !

Over centuries, it seems society has forgotten the importance of women. Unfortunately it is not only men who have dominated and suppressed the spirit of women but even many...

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