Gender Justice # Magazine Articles

Increasing Women Voter Turnout in Indian Elections

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.

Gender Justice # Magazine Articles

Ensuring safe workplaces for women

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.

Gender Justice # Magazine Articles

Why so Many Rapes? Sexual Violence against Women in India

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.

Gender Justice # Magazine Articles

Home-Based Work: Intersectionalities and Vagaries

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.

Education # Gender Justice

Free Online Courses on Women’s Rights, Development and more

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...

Gender Justice # Life

LEGISLATIONS FOR ENABLING GENDER JUSTICE IN INDIA

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...

Tribes

The Most Vulnerable Primitive Tribal Groups in India

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...

Tribes

The Geographical Distribution of Tribes in India

The variations in Indian tribes can be incredibly intimate and complex. As such it is not possible to accurately classify them into different groups based solely on cultural characteristics. However, considering that numerous tribes in India are essentially non-nomadic in nature, many tribes take residence in forest areas or clusters in villages in the vicinity of forests. As such, regional groupings or more precisely, zonal classifications can be attempted based on the geographical distribution...

Gender Justice

Women’s Activism Theme for World Women’s Day 2018

The United Nations (UN) has marked the theme for Women’s Day 2018 (March 8th) as their activism in all settings with a focus on the women in rural settings (UN, 2018). The theme comes in the backdrop of the visibility of women’s activism becoming more accessible to people globally especially the visibility of their activism in cases of sexual violence, the gender pay gap and so on. Women’s activism is not new. According to Ramachandra Guha (Hindustan Times, 2018), in developing his tactics...

Travel

Prominent Mountain Passes in India

A mountain pass comprises of a route through a mountain range and its exact location is denoted by the highest location in terms of altitude within that route. This highest location within the route through the mountain range is also the lowest route in terms of altitude that can be travelled in relation to the mountains around the route. The formation of mountain passes between mountain peaks might occur during the formation of the mountain range or they may be formed due to the action of glaciers,...