After getting expelled from Punjab University, a 27-year-old PhD scholar, who had alleged sexual harassment against a man, has now written to the National Commission of Women, seeking an inquiry in the case. The scholar has also claimed in the letter that the university authorities, headed by Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover, have “ignored” her complaints and(…)
A yoga enthusiast who has also walked the ramp as a showstopper during the Dubai Fashion Weeks. Neetu Singh (37) earned the tag of being the most dynamic and fitness-driven person, whose style statement is Power Yoga. She started up Total Yoga with co-founder Manish Pole. Currently, Total Yoga has centres in Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Singapore(…)
An MBA in social entrepreneurship, Jyotika Bhatia is the Founder Trustee of Srujna Charitable Trust. Hailing from Mumbai, she works in the field of education and livelihood. The Trust, provides skill training, grooms marginalised women for business training and provides market linkage to get employment opportunities. Till date, Srujna has impacted lives of 5000+ marginalised women(…)
As safety remains an issue across the country, a Singapore-based startup has brought in a way to make women feel secure. Smartfuture’s Ivy is a $75 necklace that has the ability to call for help in times of distress. The necklace is supposed to be linked to our smartphones and a tap on it will(…)
Emails have made things so easy. If you think about it, you don’t even remember what it was like before emails were invented. When did you last send a letter to someone? It could have been 10 years ago, easily, or more maybe. You may have sent a gift or important documents to someone through(…)
Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, was recently under fire for saying there are jobs for ‘boys and girls’. Probably not the most well thought out comment on a public platform. Nevertheless…sometimes it’s not about gender but simply what you’re more attuned to and what you’re able to get done without getting a headache. If(…)
This wasn’t an ordinary Sunday morning for those who passed by the Gurgaon-Faridabad Expressway. On April 23, an all-women biker group unleashed its passion for the roads and conquered a male bastion. Riding Workshop for Women organized by Delhi Royal Enfield Riders in association with Riders Alliance Group. #xBhp https://t.co/juYkmcelRi pic.twitter.com/y8DoSmxOgt — xBhp (@xBhp) April 24,(…)
While hearing a case filed by an 80-year-old woman, a Delhi court passed the judgment that a grand daughter-in-law has no right to live in the house of the grandmother-in-law without her permission. The decision also says that the grand daughter-in-law cannot even own a portion of property in her grandmother-in-law’s house.
Women face discrimination when it comes to safe public spaces. Safecity organised a photo exhibition and panel discussion during Global Anti- Street Harassment Week to deconstruct the crucial linkages between the freedom to travel and roam, and gendered violence in our session titled: ‘Reclaiming public spaces: Challenges in local transport” in Mumbai. We focussed on(…)
If you ask me, I can give you plenty of reasons to NOT get married! And that’s because we want to empower ourselves. Not so long ago, women were ready to “sacrifice” their ambitions to get married to the “prince charming” that they dreamt of their whole life. But that’s not the case now. Today’s(…)
You seldom get to listen to Kamla Bhasin. SheThePeople.TV was present at the Indraprastha College where Bhasin spoke at length on many key issues surrounding gender and women’s rights. Here is a detailed report Kamla Bhasin, the renowned Indian feminist, poet, author and social scientist, never fails to engage her audience with thought-provoking lectures. In(…)
Women’s participation in the technology field is growing and Aruna Sundararajan, secretary in the ministry of electronics and information technology, gave us the low-down at the She Leads India summit.