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  • e Lounge: SC puts an end to gender discrimination in Bollywood, quashes law prohibiting women make-up artists November 12, 2014

    In a progressive step undertaken by the Supreme Court, the six decade long law prohibiting women make-up artists in Bollywood was successfully quashed, thus ending gender discrimination in Bollywood. ...
  • AMU bars girls from entering library, HRD Ministry to look into the matter November 11, 2014

    In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock to...
  • AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor defends not allowing girls into the library, says more boys will flock November 11, 2014

    Aligarh: In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock...
  • No gender bias, insensitivity in passport matters, clarifies MEA October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India's external affairs ministry on Friday sharply rebutted reports that a single parent, especially a woman, is required to state, while applying for passport for her child, how she conceived the child, saying it does "not countenance insensitivity or gender discrimination" in passport matters. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed...
  • I have really grappled with fame emotionally: Emma Watson October 30, 2014

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has admitted that she was "very nervous" before delivering her highly-praised speech on gender equality at the United Nations summit last month. The 24-year-old actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador covers December's Elle UK, the magazine's inaugural feminism issue, which is focused on inspiring...
  • India ranks 114 out of 142 nations on World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report October 28, 2014

    New York: India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival. India's slipped 13 spots from its 2013's ranking of 101 on the Gender...
  • Chhattisgarh to set up district-level panels for third-gender community October 23, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up district-level committees for the effective implementation of its schemes for the third-gender community. The district-level committees, to be headed by Collectors or Additional Collectors, will ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes for transgenders reach them, an official said. In a...
  • Our pay scale is very less when compared with the men, but this is not a war: Deepika Padukone October 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says the payment disparity between male and female stars in Bollywood is a concern but it should not become a cause for conflict. The 28-year-old actress has had a dream run at the box office with back-to-back hits like 'Race 2', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', 'Chennai Express',...
  • Australian envoy for women and girls visits India October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Australian ambassador for women and girls Natasha Stott Despoja is on an India visit, to promote the cause of Australia's international engagement with gender equality and their support to the empowerment of women. "Despite progress over the past few decades girls around the world face several challenges...
  • Satya Nadella gaffe: Research shows wide gender pay gap in Indian IT sector October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella's gaffe on linking pay hike for women to 'good karma', research shows that a considerable pay gap emerges between men and women staff in Indian IT sector over time, despite they normally starting at similar levels. Speaking at a conference on women in...
  • Satya Nadella's theory of 'good karma': The facts and the figures October 11, 2014

    New York: Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth statement at an event celebrating women in computing....
  • Satya Nadella's gaffe brings Microsoft's gender pay gap, male culture into focus October 11, 2014

    A well-known picture in tech circles, taken in 1978, shows the first 11 employees at Microsoft. Two are women. One of them left two years later after a pay dispute. Almost four decades later, the ratio has improved: About a third of Microsoft's 110,000 or so employees are women. But the...
  • Australian couple abandon surrogate child based on gender October 10, 2014

    In an incident in Australia, a couple has abandoned on of the two children who were born through surrogacy. Amelia Brace of 7News briefs us the details. ...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologises for comments on women October 10, 2014

    New York: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologised Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made earlier...
  • Gender diversity at workplace boosts bottom line: Study October 7, 2014

    New York: Proportionate numbers of male and female workers can improve productivity at workplace and boost the bottom line of a firm, says a study. Greater social diversity implies a greater spread of experience, which could add to the collective knowledge of a group of office workers and makes the unit...
  • Indian films high on pervasive stereotyping and sexualisation of women: UN report September 24, 2014

    United Nations: India tops the chart in showing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35 per cent of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world. The study, commissioned by the...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an interministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...
  • Haryana's gender bias continues with portable ultrasound machines July 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana has heightened the crackdown against illegal sex determination tests to reverse the negative image caused by its skewed gender ratio. This has meant a strict check on ultrasound machines but the authorities are now grappling with the new menace of handheld ultrasound machines. Health and Food and Drug Administration...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the 'Third Gender' July 5, 2014

    What if your gender does not confirm to the conventional definition? CNNIBN brings you a report on the ordeal a person of the 'third gender' has to face in everyday life. ...
  • Sexism against men Does it rattle us? June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As a society we seem to be greatly sensitized towards sexism in taking a stand against it. At least that's what appears from the various debates we see flaring up on mainstream media, social media and other public discussion forums whenever there's a controversial (howsoever true) statement said...
  • Difference between 'stree' and 'istree', 'patni' and 'chutney: Ads by kitchen appliance maker want to shatter gender stereotypes May 19, 2014

    A series of brilliant but short ads by a kitchen appliance maker are almost lost in the deluge of genderbiased product placement on mainstream media. But Havells seems to be doing something right. Social media is abuzz with discussions about the Havells ads that ask users to 'respect women.' Several situations...
  • CJ: Shashi Bhushan hails Supreme Court's judgement on transgenders April 17, 2014

    Noted human rights lawyer, Shashi Bhushan, who has for long been fighting for the cause of LGBT community, welcomes the recent Supreme Court judgement recognizing transgenders as a third gender. ...
  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan April 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep and a sudden jerk of pleasant...
  • 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...
  • Is it a girl? I hate girls! Hilarious video of little boy, who has two sisters, finding out he's about to have another March 29, 2014

    When this little boy, who has two sisters, finds out he's about to have another, he goes bat crazy. It must clearly be tough for him to live in a household with three women. The father could have handled this better, given that the two other little girls were witness...
  • Men are healthier and happier about their appearance than women: Survey February 24, 2014

    London: Men are healthier and happier about their appearance than women in general, according to a new survey. Health and Happiness, a nationwide study of 2,000 men and women found that men reported a higher rate of happiness when it came to their weight, shape, appearance, and the way they are...
  • CNNIBN journalist wins Laadli award for gender sensitivity February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: CNNIBN's Akansha Pradeep has won the National Laadli Media award for gender sensitivity. She has been awarded for her report on the nowbanned 2 finger test. The report was part of the Citizen Journalist Agenda for Change campaign on CNNIBN. After being awarded in the category of best reporting in...
  • Explained: Facebook's 56 new options for defining the gender of a person February 14, 2014

    Gender has been, at least for the last few centuries owing to sexual conditioning by major established religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, etc seen only as a bodyappearance based polarity. Male and Female have been the only options available for people to identify as belonging to. This is because...
  • Professor Sherawat? Mallika invited to debate at Oxford on gender issues February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailing from a small town, Mallika Sherawat made it to the big city Mumbai all alone and entered into Bollywood without any godfather. The actress has been vocal about her father's angst against her for joining Bollywood and ruffled few feathers when she called India a regressive and...