Women Rights

  • The politics of women's empowerment

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    The greatest exercise of adult franchise in the world is currently underway in our country. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections have eclipsed cricket results and...

  • Of Modi, Rahul, Ambedkar and women

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Last week, Narendra Modi, just like Rahul Gandhi some weeks ago, was all over the media assuring people that his party will make India safer...

  • Should not mix Islam with a serious issue like rape: Abu Azmi's son 11-04-2014 01:56 PM

    Farhan Azmi, son of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, has said that a serious crime like rape should be dealt with strictly. ...
  • I am not a 'woman' director when I'm directing: Nandita Das 10-03-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Activist and actor Nandita Das, noted for voicing women's issues, feels that females are still marginalised and face stereotypes in their daily lives. While directing the Hindi political thriller 'Firaaq' in 2008, the actor said she had encountered the "typical mindset" which a woman faces when she "tries...
  • CJ Show: Actor Aamir Khan's message on One Billion Rising movement 09-02-2014 03:20 PM

    Watch Actor Aamir Khan as he speaks on the upcoming One Billion Rising campaign and why is it important for Indian men to participate in it. ...
  • The working women

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    The women across the world manage home, family food and rearing of children. It is a full time, not-so-easy job. The lioness kill to feed...

  • The Citizen Journalist show 23-08-2013 06:55 PM

    After the horrific rape of a young woman in Mumbai, our focus returns on the issue of women's safety.In our upcoming show, we hear from women who face street harassment and other right violations. Also, watch out for our Google+ hangout with CJ's, your pictures and videos and much more....
  • We need more healthy and genuine modernity in India: Kavita Krishnan 10-07-2013 05:39 PM

    After the SC reprimand, will the government now wake up to the problem of easy availability of acid in the market and put curbs on it? Are there any other means to do this? Women's rights crusader Kavita Krishnan shared her perspective on this subject with IBNLive readers. Q. What...
  • Women's rights activist Vina Mazumdar dies in Delhi 30-05-2013 02:48 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran women's rights activist and pioneer of feminist studies in India Vina Mazumdar died in Delhi on Thursday morning. Mazumdar had been ailing with a lung disorder. She was 87 and is survived by four children - three daughters and a son. A strong votary of increased women's...
  • Pakistan teen activist Malala returns to school in UK 20-03-2013 09:00 AM

    Pakistan's women's rights icon Malala Yousufzai returns to school in Birmingham months after being shot by the Taliban. ...
  • Two cheers for the anti-rape movement

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    Following the horrific assault and rape of a 23-year-old girl in Delhi there has been massive protests at Delhi, in other cities of India as...

  • Sign a petition to fight for women's rights 30-12-2012 11:07 AM

    All one has to do is sign the petition. With every signature an email will be sent to Justice Verma. ...
  • BJP promoting alcohol during IFFI: Women's group 22-11-2012 11:46 AM

    Panaji: The BJP is more keen on promoting alcohol than the Congress party in the state, women's rights activists alleged here Wednesday, criticising the ruling party's decision to allow more alcohol vendors during the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Bailancho Saad, a leading women's rights group, would be...
  • Indian woman's death: Abortion debate flares in Ireland 15-11-2012 09:36 AM

    Dublin: The debate over legalising abortion in Ireland flared on Wednesday after the government confirmed that a woman in the midst of a miscarriage was refused an abortion and died in an Irish hospital after suffering from blood poisoning. Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was awaiting findings from...
  • Trapped in a sieve

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    It's open season on 'modern' women A fashionable cultural conservatism dominates a land in the throes of the seismic shocks of liberalisation and westernisation. ...

  • On the compulsions of being Gloria Steinem

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    'If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?' --Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem, feminist writer and editor, is a most uncommon woman. ...

  • In Afghan war, everyone forgot about women's rights

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    As shots rang out, the woman fell with a thud. No cries for help or mercy, and no attempt to flee her fate. As a...

  • Violence against women: A preview from dusk to dawn

    Transforming Bharat |  Anurodh Jain
    On Mother's Day, Forbes magazine published a list of world's most powerful moms, representing influential women, who are politicians, CEO's & billionaires. This list symbolized...