Opinion

Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:30

GENDER EQUALITY

By: ShraddhaSaxena Gender equality has been explicitly recognized as key not only to the health of nations, but also to social and economic development.The pairing of the concept of gender equality into one MDG implicitly recognizes that gender equality and empowerment are two sides of the same coin: progress toward gender equality requires empowerment and empowerment requires increases in gender equality.Since gender inequality and women‘s disempowerment occur in all the different domains in which women and men interact and function, both concepts are multi-dimensional;...
Friday, 01 May 2015 08:06

The Unequal Woman

The role of women across the world is without a doubt unequal when compared with the opposite sex. In some parts of India, the tilt against women is probably far greater than many parts of the world. What follows in this write-up is a long note I made soon after the Nirbhaya rape in December 2013. This ghastly incident continues to live in our minds particularly since the Courts have reportedly not even heard the case in a year and now a film - India’s Daughter - related to this case has been banned.When I started writing this note, I…
 I was leaning my head against one of those glass-frames between which the metro seats are placed and he was standing on the other side of the glass barrier. He started tracing the airport line on the map of the Delhi metro printed on the glass and his finger stopped right where my face was, just the glass in between. I looked at him and there he was shamelessly making kissing sounds at me. He looked as if he had just graduated from holding his mother’s hand in the women compartment of the metro. Am I cursing myself for not…
 Politics is a man's world! These are not my words, but by men themselves. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “If women want to be in politics, they need to grow skin as thick as a rhinoceros". Like Roosevelt, many have observed that International Politics is a man's world. A world inhabited by diplomats, soldiers and international civil servants, most of whom are men. IR was founded as a separate discipline in the wake of World War 1, charged with investigating the causes of war and conditions for peace. As Tickner puts it, IR with its focus on the "high" politics of…

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