Tag: Gender bias

When your Gender Determines Your Pay

 
/ March 29, 2017

In rural Jharkhand, women are earning 40% less than men. But gender pay gap is a global issue - according to the Work

Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

Challenging a 400 year old custom that denied women temple entry

 
/ December 16, 2016

From Hinduism to Judaism to Christianity to Islam, religious restrictions surrounding menstruation and the belief that it makes women’s bodies impure are common across the board. While the judiciary has upheld women’s right to equality in cases of Shani Shingnapur, Haji Ali and Sabarimala, where women were denied entry to...

Dismantling Patriarchy at the Roots – One Video, One Conversation at One Time

 
/ November 29, 2016

The last time women came out in large numbers on the streets in India was to protest the Delhi bus rape of Jyoti Singh in December 2012. But what about the million small ways in which patriarchy and gender discrimination insinuate themselves into our daily lives? It makes us angry...

Pink is the colour of Resilience – Story of a Single Mother

 
/ November 25, 2016

Shanti Lakra confidently zooms through the streets of Ranchi, negotiating the pot holes, traffic and surprised onlookers in her pink auto rickshaw. Her passengers, only females, feel comfortable in her auto, happily chatting with her about their daily lives, discussing the latest films, asking Shanti about her unusual profession as a...

Widows of Jolly need your help

 
/ August 18, 2016

Women in most parts of India face discrimination and exclusion due to the patriarchal social setting in all spheres of their lives. Widows of India, especially in rural India, face more discrimination and exclusion because with the demise of their husband because their social standing and identity are also considered...

One Billion Rising: Discrimination in home guards

 
/ March 12, 2015

12th March| Dhangadhra,Surendranagar District, Gujarat | Bipin Solanki The year 2015 started on a most inspiring note for women in the Armed Forces of India. For the first time ever the Republic Day Parade, held on the 26th of January each year, saw an all women contingent march through Rashtrapati...

One Billion Rising: Broom before books – Girls made to clean the school premisis

 
/ February 6, 2015

February 6; Bastar, Chattisgarh Our Community Correspondent, Ramjag Gaud, reports from Bhond village on the situation of the Government primary and secondary school. In this school, the girl students are made to clean the classrooms and school premises. The Headmaster of the school says that it is a measure he...