In State of the Polar Bear Report 2019 published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on International Polar Bear Day renowned Canadian zoologist Dr Susan Crockford explains why the publication of population counts of Polar Bears for several Arctic regions has been withheld from the public. She argues that this is because the populations have actually increased over the past few years contradicting widespread claims of their dwindling population.
To achieve malnutrition-free status, India’s development agenda needs to tackle its ‘double burden’ of malnutrition, under-nutrition and obesity at the same time. It is in this context that the POSHAN Abhiyaan provides an opportunity to counter malnutrition and usher in a new era in food and nutrition security.
Picturesque and rare, the Late Quaternary Red Sand Dunes—Erra Matti Dibbalu is spread over 10 sq km between the coasts of Visakhapatnam and Beemunipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Owing to its geological significance, the Geological Survey of India declared it as a National Geoheritage Site in 2014 while state government notified it as a Protected Area in 2016. Attempts are now underway to establish a Visakhapatnam Geopark by combining several geological and cultural sites in the region.
Since the first General Elections were conducted in 1952, the participation of women in voting has gradually increased. Various factors, including, but not limited to literacy rate, exposure to media and voter awareness campaigns have played a role in this.
Sixteen years following the Vishakha guidelines, a legislation was brought into place to prevent sexual harassment at workplaces. However, in its present form, the Act lacks in spirit and is riddled with loopholes.
Statistics show that one rape occurs almost every twenty minutes in India. Despite stringent legislation and amendment to rape laws why are such crimes on an increase? Understanding the link between everyday violence and violent crimes such as rape is imperative. Interventions need to be two pronged and address both to be effective.
In competitive markets, the concept of flexible and cheap labour is best articulated through home-based work. On one hand, it fits comfortably with social codes that assign women to the confines of the home; on the other, it is a profit-maximising venture.
Free online courses are a resource unlike any other, which can help you gain access to knowledge in highly specialised areas. We present to you a few courses on gender, women’s rights and development, to help you gain new insights. Course 1 Name of the course: Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers Presented by: Johns Hopkins University Course duration: 4 weeks Course cost: USD 29 Course description: This course introduces key concepts of Gender-based...
In India, the principle of gender equality has been enshrined in its Constitution, the very document that provides the basis and guidance for governance in a democracy. In this sense, gender justice in India is inextricable from the workings of the democratic principles we have adopted. The inclusion of gender justice – equality before the law, enfranchisement, positive discrimination for neutralizing social and economic inequity – among other things made the Indian Constitution, as Uday S. Mehta...
Scheduled Tribes are classified as a community of indigenous or tribal people by the Constitution who are also deemed as socially disadvantaged. Out of Scheduled Tribes, the tribal groups least affected by modern processes of development, i.e. Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) in India are characterized by being geographically isolated and relatively cut off from mainstream culture, and can exhibit backwardness in terms of socio-economic and educational parameters. About 15 per cent of land area...