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Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India; Role of women and women’s organization; population and associated issues; poverty and developmental issues; urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

Raising women's marriage age

Should Women’s Legal Age For Marriage Be Raised?

During his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “We have formed a committee to ensure that the daughters are no longer suffering from malnutrition and they are married off at the right age. As soon as the report is submitted, appropriate decisions will be taken about the age of marriage of daughters.” According …

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Gender violence against women during covid 19

Sexual And Gender-Based Violence During The Covid-19

As more countries report infection and lockdown, more domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world are reporting rising calls for help. Almost all countries have reported increase in sexual and gender violence during Covid-19 lockdown. According to the UN: Confinement is fostering the tension and strain created by security, health, and money worries. As …

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There Can Be No Human Rights Without Gender Equality

Can there be human rights without gender equality? This question is more important than ever as what is happening across the world remind us that global gender gains are under threat from growing conservatism. We are interconnected more than ever through digital platforms. But digital platforms like internet and social media have amplified real-life divisions …

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Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI): 90% Of People Are Biased Against Women

According to the first gender social norm index, released by the UN, almost 90% of people are biased against women. The index highlights the “shocking” extent of the global backlash towards gender equality. The substantive content in this report is based on research for the 2019 Human Development Report. The index, based on the data …

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Arguments In favour Of Abolishing Capital Punishment In India

Arguments In Favour Of Abolishing Capital Punishment In India

Public opinion in India strongly favours capital punishment. More often not, execution happens to satisfy the public mood, or pacify one or other communities in India. Be it women right activist, or ultra-nationalists, or those who oppose terrorism, everybody wants capital punishment in India to continue. But can this public opinion ignore the global movement …

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Beijing Platform For Action

25 Years Of The Adoption Of Beijing Platform For Action And Beijing+25

On January 31, 2020, India’s Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD) organised a National Consultation on the Review of Beijing+25. The consultation was held to mark the 25 years of the adoption of Beijing Platform for Action. MWCD held the consultation in association with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and UN Women. Why …

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General Studies Contemporary Issues 02

How To Disrupt The Gender-Blind Public Policy In India?

General Studies Contemporary Issues 02: India has taken a decisive step towards an economic entity. But recent assaults on women and the governments’ inability to act has created a perception that our Government has failed to uphold freedom for its people. Criminal’s receiving direct protection and patronage from the Government weakens the very foundation When …

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Going Beyond Data: What Are The Big Messages Delivered By The Latest NCRB Data On Crimes?

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on October 21, 2019, released the its annual publication “Crime in India-2017”. The NCRB data on crimes in India was delayed more than one year. The latest data revealed that that there was an increase of 3.6 per cent in criminal cases in 2017 compared to 2016 when 50 …

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Gap Between Women And Men Is Narrowing In Education, Not In Jobs

As per the Government’s latest findings on higher education, the gap between women and men is narrowing. Have a look at the key findings of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2016-17: There is an increase in overall enrolment from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 35.7 million in 2016-17. Gender Parity Index (GPI), a …

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