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Workshop To Make Women Bike Enthusiasts Road-Worthy A Huge Success

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,(…)

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Reclaiming Public Spaces For Women In India

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(…)

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Why Marriage Is No Longer Important For The Urban Independent Woman​?

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(…)

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Feminism is not an urban phenomenon, it has rural roots: Kamla Bhasin

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(…)

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Safety Check: Delhi Police Plans QR System To Track Women’s Rides

India’s capital is infamous for crimes against women. To tackle these crimes, the Delhi Police has announced yet another initiative. They are going to incorporate a Quick Response (QR) code to monitor mobile Apps for taxis, auto-rickshaws and public transportation, especially for women travellers.

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An accountant turned entrepreneur, Devika’s Kanabis makes vegan shoes

Leather was never her thing. And so Devika Srimal Bapna set course on a mission to find conscious shoes for herself. In the quest of wanting something unique, fashionable and ecofriendly, she started Kanabis. A PETA volunteer and an animal-lover, she wanted to do something completely different whether animals wouldn’t be hurt. “As an animal(…)

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How An All-Women Fundraising Team Is Working To Strengthen The Arts

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), a non-profit platform that promotes arts and culture, has been in the field for over two decades. With an all-women fundraising team, IFA today is a force to reckon with. SheThePeople.TV spoke to IFA’s executive director Arundhati Ghosh, an internationally recognised professional in arts and organised philanthropy, on how the journey’s been like.

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DCW Steps In To Ensure Woman Gets Maternity Leave Pay

Recently, a woman was denied her salary while she was on maternity leave by a company in Okhla region of Delhi. She complained about it to the Delhi Commission for Women which intervened with the company officials and retrieved the woman’s pay for the months concerned while she was on maternity leave.

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She Leads India: Why and how everyday women lead the nation

Women are struggling to contribute to the economy in every way possible. Not because of themselves but because the women at work ratios haven’t shown any improvement. Perhaps opportunity and access challenges? They are breaking glass ceilings in the professions that were male-dominated before. The process has been slow and steady but some important role(…)

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