Gender Equality

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#InternationalMen'sDay: Do we really need it? Answering the million-dollar question

19 Nov 2019

#InternationalMen'sDay: Do we really need it? Answering the million-dollar question

Fellow brothers, November 19 is celebrated as International Men's Day or IMD.

To promote gender-equality, all-women flight took 120 girls to NASA

14 Oct 2019

To promote gender-equality, all-women flight took 120 girls to NASA

To promote gender equality in the male-dominated aviation industry, Delta Air Lines recently flew 120 girls to NASA in Houston on an all-women crew flight.

Breaking stereotypes: This 46-year-old is Kolkata's first woman bus driver

12 Jul 2019

Breaking stereotypes: This 46-year-old is Kolkata's first woman bus driver

Just a few days ago, one 24-year-old hit headlines for being the first female driver of BEST buses, Mumbai.

Boys can wear skirts as Irish school introduces gender-neutral uniforms

06 Jul 2019

Boys can wear skirts as Irish school introduces gender-neutral uniforms

While most schools across the world where uniforms are mandatory, have strict guidelines conforming to gender roles, a primary school in County Wicklow, Ireland, will soon introduce a gender-neutral uniform policy.

Is Dalai Lama's 'attractive female successor' remark really sexist?

28 Jun 2019

Is Dalai Lama's 'attractive female successor' remark really sexist?

The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world, perceived as a figure of humanity and compassion.

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

06 Jun 2019

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

If you have ever come across an AI voice assistant, you probably would have tried cussing at it.

Win for gender equality: Zomato announces 26-weeks paid parental leave

03 Jun 2019

Win for gender equality: Zomato announces 26-weeks paid parental leave

Setting a precedent for gender equality, the restaurant search and food delivery service Zomato introduced paid parental leave for men and women for a period of 26 weeks (roughly six months).

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

30 May 2019

Father helps transgender son shave in emotional new Gillette ad

For far too long, popular brands with wider male customer bases have marketed products by catering to toxic masculinity.

#InternationalMen'sDay: Do we really need it? Answering the million-dollar question

19 Nov 2018

#InternationalMen'sDay: Do we really need it? Answering the million-dollar question

Fellow brothers, November 19 is celebrated as International Men's Day or IMD.

One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence: Study

11 Nov 2018

One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence: Study

Almost one-third of all married women in India have experienced spousal violence, says a study which calls gender-based violence as one of the most serious concerns in the country.

Only 1 in 10 companies want to hire women: Report

09 Oct 2018

Only 1 in 10 companies want to hire women: Report

A World Economic Forum (WEF) study has revealed that companies in India that are witnessing the highest growth prefer hiring men, and technology-led job growth benefits men more than women.

Women are still looked at as the weaker sex: Kalki

08 Sep 2018

Women are still looked at as the weaker sex: Kalki

Actor Kalki Koechlin believes society has built the institution of marriage in a way where women are still looked at as the weaker sex.

Shirtless Novak Djokovic chilling shows US Open's double standards

07 Sep 2018

Shirtless Novak Djokovic chilling shows US Open's double standards

The US Open was fine with star Novak Djokovic losing his shirt and relaxing during his match with Australia's John Millman. But this has sparked a row, because not long ago French player Alize Cornet fixing her top had miffed the umpire.

Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book, 'The Rule Breakers'

07 Sep 2018

Forbes-nominated author Preeti Shenoy pens new book, 'The Rule Breakers'

Best-selling author Preeti Shenoy announced the launch of her new book, 'The Rule Breakers'.

Scotland university brings pronoun badges; a step towards gender equality

27 Aug 2018

Scotland university brings pronoun badges; a step towards gender equality

Scotland's Edinburgh University is set to hand out pronoun badges to freshers joining in a new term so they know whether to refer to each other as "he", "she" or "they".

Why are women paid less than men? Here we decode

12 Jul 2018

Why are women paid less than men? Here we decode

It is common knowledge that women, in India and elsewhere, are paid substantially lesser than men. This disparity has persisted since antiquity, across sectors and geographies. Unfortunately, this pay parity exists even today.

Let nuns perform sacrament of confession in Church: Kerala outfit

01 Jul 2018

Let nuns perform sacrament of confession in Church: Kerala outfit

Citing the alleged sexual abuse of a married woman by five priests of a church, women members of a Kerala-based outfit have sought reform of the centuries-old method of the sacrament of confession, saying nuns be allowed to perform the penance for women.

Qatar Airways Chief says CEO-position "very-challenging" for women. Is it?

05 Jun 2018

Qatar Airways Chief says CEO-position "very-challenging" for women. Is it?

After making giant leaps, women are now leading global conglomerates, including many dealing in traditionally "masculine" products (think General Motors, IBM, Lockheed Martin and more).

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

25 Apr 2018

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

Indian-American scientist Inder Verma, among the world's top authorities on cancer and gene therapy, has been placed on leave from California's prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

United Nations: India wins important UN's subsidiaries elections

17 Apr 2018

United Nations: India wins important UN's subsidiaries elections

India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organization committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes besides getting elected by acclamation to other subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.

Carrying babies on back, Ugandan police-officers march against domestic violence

10 Apr 2018

Carrying babies on back, Ugandan police-officers march against domestic violence

Officers of the Ugandan Police Force put up an unlikely show of protest against domestic violence last week.

Australian Rules Football: Katie Brennan accuses AFL of gender discrimination

24 Mar 2018

Australian Rules Football: Katie Brennan accuses AFL of gender discrimination

Katie Brennan, the captain of Australian rules football team Western Bulldogs, has taken her case against the Australian Football League (AFL) to Australian Human Rights Commission.

Why men, not women are seen as effective leaders?

20 Mar 2018

Why men, not women are seen as effective leaders?

If asked to draw an effective leader, what would you draw? A man? Or a woman?

Tennis star Martina Navratilova says BBC paid McEnroe '10-times more'

19 Mar 2018

Tennis star Martina Navratilova says BBC paid McEnroe '10-times more'

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has accused BBC of a shocking pay discrimination wherein her fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe was paid at least '10 times more' than her for the expert analysis.

Indians call out massive gender pay gap in cricket

09 Mar 2018

Indians call out massive gender pay gap in cricket

Indian male cricketers will be paid 14 times more money than the females, as per the new contracts announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday.

What, why, how and more: All about International Women's Day

07 Mar 2018

What, why, how and more: All about International Women's Day

As another International Women's Day comes marching, have you ever wondered when it was first observed or why it was instituted at all?

Which are the highest-paying tech jobs right now?

07 Mar 2018

Which are the highest-paying tech jobs right now?

The technology sector is experiencing massive growth, opening its doors to many professionals. We all know the tech industry offers some of the highest-paying jobs.

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking gender-neutral laws for sexual crimes

02 Feb 2018

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking gender-neutral laws for sexual crimes

India is nowhere close to accepting that men too can be victims of sexual harassment and assault.

Former employee sues Google for "extreme" discrimination against male employees

09 Jan 2018

Former employee sues Google for "extreme" discrimination against male employees

A former Google employee, fired by the tech giant in August, is suing the company over its alleged discrimination against white men.

Revised lawsuit against Google over gender pay disparity

04 Jan 2018

Revised lawsuit against Google over gender pay disparity

Four former women employees of Google have filed a revised lawsuit against the tech giant on Wednesday, accusing it of gender pay disparity.

Iceland becomes world's first nation to criminalize gender pay gap

04 Jan 2018

Iceland becomes world's first nation to criminalize gender pay gap

It is now illegal in Iceland to pay men more than women for the same amount of work.

It will take 100 years for women to achieve equality

03 Nov 2017

It will take 100 years for women to achieve equality

Women are nowhere closer to bridging the gender gap. In fact, they are farther behind on the progress scale than they were last year.

Instead of measurements, Miss Peru contestants share gender violence data

02 Nov 2017

Instead of measurements, Miss Peru contestants share gender violence data

In a first, the judges of Miss Peru beauty pageant were taken by surprise when during the contest, the contestants who were supposed to reveal their body measurements while introducing themselves, chose to speak up about gender violence and women rights and shared a compelling data.

'Sabarimala will become a sex-tourism spot if women are allowed'

14 Oct 2017

'Sabarimala will become a sex-tourism spot if women are allowed'

The Sabarimala Temple board chief has major problems with women being allowed inside. He seems to have pretty strong reasons: if women enter, the temple will turn into a "sex tourism spot like Thailand", he believes.

Rajasthan: Couple abandons girl child under heap of stones

12 Oct 2017

Rajasthan: Couple abandons girl child under heap of stones

In a horrific case, a Rajasthan couple abandoned their six-day-old daughter in a deserted place and placed a heap of stones on top of the baby. She didn't survive.

Women, men should share pregnancy for gender equality: Muslim cleric

10 Oct 2017

Women, men should share pregnancy for gender equality: Muslim cleric

In an outrageous statement, Muslim clerics body Jamiat Ulama's Secretary, Gulzar Azmi, mocked gender equality saying, "If you want equality, why don't men and women carry pregnancy for 4.5 months each?"

Navy sacks India's first transgender sailor

10 Oct 2017

Navy sacks India's first transgender sailor

The Indian Navy has sacked Mahesh Giri, a transgender sailor, for breaching recruitment conditions and undergoing a sex change operation.

Delhi HC takes first step towards gender-neutral rape provisions

29 Sep 2017

Delhi HC takes first step towards gender-neutral rape provisions

Is rape gender exclusive? Yes, if you go by the Indian Penal Code.

Google sued over sexual discrimination by 3 female ex-employees

15 Sep 2017

Google sued over sexual discrimination by 3 female ex-employees

Three female former Google employees have sued the tech giant, accusing it of paying women less than men for comparable work.

Google bats for gender equality, ends up hating free speech

09 Aug 2017

Google bats for gender equality, ends up hating free speech

Google has fired James Damore, the man behind the anti-diversity memo that caused widespread outcry both within and outside the firm in the last few days.