Fund cuts, scarcity of guides and death of literature are making gender studies increasingly difficult in India. This at a time when international organisations and MNCs have gender sensitivity in their programmes
According to the Monster Salary Index, 2017, women, who only make up 27 per cent of the Indian workforce, are paid 20 per cent less than men overall, and 68 per cent of working women report having experienced wage inequality.
Recent policies and programmes such as the draft National Energy Policy (NEP), 2017 and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana have attempted to fill the critical gender gap by recognising the linkages of women to energy access.
An Australian author and poet, Dr. Anita Heiss has seeped conversations surrounding social justice and identity into popular fiction. ‘Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia’, ‘Am I Black Enough For You?’, ‘Not Meeting Mr. Right’, are some of the many books Heiss has authored and edited.
Various events that had taken place in connection with the Sabarimala issue underlined the urgent need to carry forward the renaissance movement, the Governor said while detailing steps taken by the state government to ensure gender equality.
As part of a state-sponsored initiative to uphold gender equality, lakhs of women stood should-to-shoulder across the national highways, creating a 620 km-long human 'wall' from the northern end of Kasaragod to the southern tip on Tuesday.
Women, in the age group of 10-50 years, are traditionally barred from entering the Sabarimala temple. But the Supreme Court, through its September 28 landmark verdict, lifted the curb and permitted women of all age groups to offer prayers at the temple.