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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Re-implemented menstrual pads scheme remains on paper

NGOs step in as govt school girls aren’t getting any Despite the re-implementation of the Shuchi scheme by the Karnataka government in the financial year 2021-22, government schools in Bengaluru are still not receiving sanitary napkins. The scheme aims at distributing sanitary pads among adolescent girls in government schools and PU colleges. No school has […]

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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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Women in the informal sector: insecure at homes, streets,construction sites

Number of registered cases of sexual assault are on the rise, experts suggest proper mental care for the victims and maintenance of data by the government. By Upasana Banerjee Bengaluru: Bharathi, a domestic worker of about 40 years old who is a mother to two daughters, 24 and 18, has been working as a maid […]

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Bengaluru women alone suffer the burden of family planning

The health department of Karnataka achieved half of its mandated targets of sterilization, condom distribution in 2018-2019. For me, family planning is about the ideal family: parents and two children, said Latika Chaudhury (40), a senior coordinator and homemaker from Electronic City. “(Family) planning is required not only for planning the number of children, but […]

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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 Entrepreneurs changing the dynamics of the Indian Society

Less known women entrepreneurs of our country, creating history by standing against all odds and doing great in their businesses.  Vapi– Out of 58.5 million entrepreneurs in India, women in business only comprise of 8.05 million. As per the sixth economic census released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. In India, the number […]

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Caesarean or Normal: The decision to deliver is unclear in the private health care system of India

From 2008-09 to 2018-19 the number of c-section surgeries increased by four times in private hospitals, says Health Management Information System. No matter which part of the world you live in, the arrival of a child is a joyous occasion for every mother. Another similarity among these mothers is the experience of giving birth, as […]

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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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