Gender Equality

  • BR Ambedkar's quotes on democracy, untouchability, gender equality April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary, it is fitting if we were to examine his vision of modern India based on his writings. His vast output of scholarly works, essays and lectures are fertile ground for discovering the ideas he lived by and hoped would take root in India....
  • Highlights: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Forum of men's rights organisations set to float a political party February 2, 2014

    A forum of men's rights organisations has decided to float a political party to address issues concerning men and fight for gender equality and social justice. Observing that men's welfare has been ignored by governments, the National Coalition of Men (NCM) has been working to grab the government's attention towards male...
  • TN: Worker arrested for sexually torturing 10-year old girl October 4, 2013

    Coimbatore: A construction worker was arrested today on charges of sexually 'torturing and harassing' a 10-year-old daughter of his female colleague for the last two years. Vijayakumar of Erode and working in Periyanaickenpalayam on the city outskirts, was allegedly having illicit affairs with a female worker for the last six years,...
  • Heed gender rules, Mexican parties told March 26, 2012

    Mexico City: The head of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, said political parties that failed to abide by gender equality rules in selecting candidates for the July general elections would face legal consequences. The National Action Party, or PAN, Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and the Mexican Green Party informed...
  • 54% Indian women okay with wife bashing December 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Over a year has passed since the law against domestic violence came into effect in India, but a new UNICEF report has found that over 50 per cent of Indian women still justify the beating of a wife by her husband. Fifty-four per cent Indian girls and women aged...