Women workers are at double loss in garment factories

Women working in garment factories in Bengaluru are facing health issues due to unhealthy working conditions. Health concerns towards women workers in garment factories have drastically increased as published in a report by International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. As per the report; 52 percent women faces musculoskeletal disorders, 43 percent faces anemia along with […]

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Not many women in India make it to boardrooms

While there has been an improvement in the number of women holding positions in boardrooms, the participation rate continues to remain low as compared to the workforce. The number of women holding board positions in companies has increased over the years but this increase has been quite slow. From 12.4 percent participation rate in 2017, […]

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Rape videos emanate from belief that men are greater than women

‘To create fear, strong punishment should be given’ Bengaluru: A horrifying video of a woman being brutally assaulted and raped by four men and a woman has been circulated on a porn site. This is not the first time a rape video has made its way to cyberspace. Neha Dalal, a psychologist and professor at L.S. […]

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Time to revisit old ways of dealing with monthly woes

Pads are disastrous for the environment, time for cloth to make a comeback.  Bengaluru: ‘That time of the month.’ You’ve just opened your cupboard taken a pad out of a blue packet. A newspaper in the other, you got to the washroom (you know the routine). In the final step, you toss the blood-soaked pad […]

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Women, beware: Cars with 5-star safety rating are unsafe for you

Only male dummies are used during crash testing in India. Bengaluru: When a woman buys a car with a five-star safety rating, she assumes she’s safe. She’s mistaken. For the car was produced with men in mind. In 2020, most automakers produced cars based on data from male crash test dummies. These cars can have deadly […]

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Beneficiaries Dissatisfied with the Scheme for Pregnant Women

The prevailing Mathru Purna Scheme, an initiative by the Karnataka government has benefited 50 pregnant women in the outskirts of Bangalore, which include the villages of Kumbalgodu, according to the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD). But the women and their families don’t agree about it. Pavitra resides in Gangasandra Village, said, “The quality […]

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