Gender issues

India’s infant mortality rate has declined 8%

2/10/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India notched up an 8% decline in the infant mortality rate (IMR) in 2016 from a year ago. This improvement aided by a higher number of institutional ...

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government has released the Guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. This scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Develop ...

Rohingyas

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to United Nation, in the last ten days, 87,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar taking the total number of Rohingyas w ...

SC allows abortion of ailing foetus

5/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court allowed a Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus that had no kidneys and would most likely die after birth. The Supreme Court ...

Kanyashree Scheme

1/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The West Bengal government is among the winners to receive the prestigious UN Public Service Award for its initiative to combat child marriage and ens ...

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: No Cash transfer component

4/6/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component by Government of India. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme focuses ...

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

21/5/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the ...

No of beneficiaries under Ujjwala Yojana crosses 2 cr mark

5/4/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The number of beneficiaries of PM Ujjwala Yojana for providing LPG connections to BPL households has crossed 2 crore mark in less than a year. About P ...

World ranking of the number of women parliamentarian

19/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

UN Women — the international organisation’s arm for empowering women has released a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians. India is at ...

Maternity law goes a long way

18/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has made 26 weeks of paid maternity leave mandatory for all women employed in the organised sector. The new l ...

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha , months after the Rajya Sabha approved the measure that makes India third on ...

Commonwealth unveils initiative against domestic violence

9/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Commonwealth is launching an initiative to help member states tackle domestic violence. The programme, which is being launched on Women’s Day, wil ...

‘Tejaswini’ project

1/3/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for International Development Association (IDA ) credit of $63 million for the T ...

Budget And Women Welfare

3/2/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

In the Union Budget 2017-’18 Finance Minister announced a hike in budget allocation for the welfare of women and children, from Rs 1.56 lakh crore las ...

DoPT’s fresh guidelines on sexual harassment at workplace

29/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Brief details of the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act including the number of cases received and disposed shall form ...

Steps taken by government to improve Gender gap in India

8/12/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

As per the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 by World Economic Forum, India ranks at 87th in respect of Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) among 144 countries ...

Supreme Court on sex selection ads

18/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court directed the Centre to constitute a nodal agency to keep a tab on keywords used on search engines to enable a system of ‘auto-block’ ...

Supreme Court gives more teeth to law banning sex determination

10/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Concerned over the declining sex ratio in the country, the Supreme Court passed a raft of measures including fast-tracking legal proceedings for effec ...

Safety concerns regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

29/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which envisages providing LPG connections to families below the poverty line (BPL), has run into trouble as ...

Global gender gap report, 2016

28/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to Global gender gap report, 2016, the gender gap has narrowed. However, if the projections are correct, the gap will not close until 2186. ...

Female literacy in India

26/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to a recently conducted research by New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, India’s school educat ...

Gender disparity

14/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2015 ranked India at 139 out of 145 countries on the economic participation and opportunity gap. Ind ...

Supreme Court widens ambit of Domestic Violence Act

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court has widened the scope of the Domestic Violence Act by ordering deletion of the words “adult male” from it, paving the way for prosec ...

Janani Suraksha Yojana

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

A new study conducted by India Human Development Survey (IHDS) brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) ...

Mission Parivar Vikas

26/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government is planning to launch Mission Parivar Vikas to improve family planning services in seven states where the combined total fertility rate ...

Maternal health: The Lancet Report

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Lancet has published a new series of papers on maternal health which reveal that while progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globa ...

Pre-Natal Sex Determination Advertisements

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft informed the Supreme Court (SC) that they have developed a system to block advertisements on sex determinat ...

Supreme Court verdict on Sterilizations Camps

19/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme court had directed the Centre to do away with sterilisation camps within three years and strengthen the primary healthcare centre system. ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India’s Olympic Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik was announced as the new brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign recently. Sakshi became th ...

Loans to women self-help groups at 7%

28/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Reserve Bank asked banks to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) at 7% per annum, as per the government's revised guidelines for 2016-17 ...

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

12/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

This bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child birth, and provides maternity b ...

MAA– a programme to promote breastfeeding

10/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Government has launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Programme– MAA (mothers’ absolute affection) to ensure adequate awareness is generated among ...

Women in the workplace

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

It appears that gender gap has increased in India with the passage of time and women are in much better place than 25 years ago. But still it is not a ...

Gender Pay gap in India

28/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to the recently released Monster Salary Index, there exists a huge gender pay gap in India. Highlights of the report: There is gender pay ga ...

Draft on National Policy for Women

21/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Centre has come up with draft on national policy for women with the main aim of “re-scripting” women’s empowerment by following a “socially inclusive ...

National Sample survey Report: Elderly women In India

15/4/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The latest National Sample Survey report on ‘Health in India’ notes that the share of 60-plus women is higher than that of men in both rural and urban ...

Women at Work in 2016: A report by ILO

10/3/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

This report provides a picture of where women stand today in the world of work and how they have progressed over the past 20 years. This report examin ...

Sex Determination: An Old Law, A New Debate

6/2/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Minister of Women and Child Development had proposed that the gender of the child be compulsorily registered and the birth be tracked. Minister stress ...

Women Empowerment: NFHS(National Family Health Survey )-4

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Indian women seem to have finally embarked on their journey to empowerment Though the fertility rate or the number of children each woman has is dropp ...

Permanent Commission to Women Navy Officers

21/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court suspended the operation of the Delhi High Court order which directed the navy to give permanent commission to all women officers ser ...

Global Gender Gap Report

20/11/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India has improved its ranking to 108th position among 145 countries in the global gender gap index prepared by the World Economic Forum. India rank i ...

UN releases report-“The World’s Women 2015”

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The report, World’s Women 2015, is released by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of theUnited Nations. The report is published every ...

UNESCO report-Gender and Education for All (EFA) 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

22/10/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges report is produced in partnership with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme

15/1/2015 | Social Issues | Gender issues

After Swachh Bharat and Make In India, the Modi government's big bang flagship scheme will be "Beti bachao, beti padhao'' that will b ...

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