Tammy Duckworth is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman elected to the US House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress who was born in Thailand. Member of the Democratic party, she also just became the first female combat veteran to be elected to the Senate.
Savita Devi sat on the dais along with four other women. One of them being Miss India Crown 1995, the other being an Architect and an Urban Transport planner among the other two. The panel discussion started with Savita Devi’s long monologue. Before she handed over the mic to the other panellist, she said, “Hum bajake aye hain”. The crowd(…)
Sexism in the media industry is common. And women journalists, no matter which beat they cover, have to face a lot of chauvinism from their male colleagues and commentators. During a recent talk Rana Ayyub, noted journalist and author of the book Gujarat Files, had to go through similar sexist attitude from one of the male members of the audience present.
Financial inclusion is central to gender empowerment in the country says Sara Pilot who runs Centre for Equality and Inclusion (CEQUIN), an effort she co-founded Lora Prabhu in 2009. Before starting her own NGO to educate and empower women, Pilot was working with the United Nations on the same issues that she is working now on(…)