Women Farmers demand Recognition, Justice!

Women Farmers demand Recognition, Justice!

Patna : The hard fact that even though women do a substantial part of agricultural work, the State Government or official machinery refuses to acknowledge them as full-fledged farmers. Women in farming or ‘Mahila Kisan’ met at the state capital to compare notes, share their success stories as well as problems and challenges. A State […]

Court acquits woman’s in-laws in 13-year-old dowry case

Court acquits woman’s in-laws in 13-year-old dowry case

New Delhi, Dec 30 A Delhi court has acquitted a woman’s father-in-law and brother-in-law in a 2002 dowry harassment case saying continuing the trial would violate the accused persons’ right to speedy trial as prosecution can never prove the allegations, reports PTI. The court, while absolving the two men of the charges of cruelty to […]

BHU ruckus strengthens anti-patriarchy movement

BHU ruckus strengthens anti-patriarchy movement

Police action on women protesting sexual harassment of a female student at India’s premier Banaras Hindu University has led to a national struggle to end gender discrimination. In Patna, Bihar a group of citizens have started Aawazein, which has begun a series of interventions and activities to sensitize the students and teaching community about gender […]

Shameless to the Core

Shameless to the Core

It is indeed ironical that on the  day the government ‘celebrates’ Balika Divas, a posse of male policemen let loose their ire on a girl student in Benaras Hindu University and beat her up. The girl was part of a larger gathering of students who were protesting the callous, disgustingly patriarchal , and insensitive attitude […]

Do women get a poor deal in the film industry?

Do women get a poor deal in the film industry?

Two ‘women of substance’ expressed similar opinions about the glass ceiling that women face in the world of entertainment. In India, filmmaker Kiran Rao said it is sad that women have been suppressed through generations and it is “shameful” that they have to fight for equal pay even today. The director said women have always […]

Bihar Mahila Samaj calls out Politician-Patriarchy nexus

Bihar Mahila Samaj calls out Politician-Patriarchy nexus

Is the present political scenario promoting regressive patriarchy under the guise of  pseudo ‘Nationalism’  ‘Religious sentiment’ ‘Hindutva’? To what extent are all politcal parties guilty of gender discrimination? These were some of the questions thrown up at an action packed gathering of women. On 27th February Bihar Mahila Samaj conducted its 10th State level meeting […]

Woman has the choice to have baby or not, says SC Judge

Woman has the choice to have baby or not, says SC Judge

New Delhi: It is the woman’s “choice” to either have a baby, or abort or prevent pregnancy. It is her right. says Supreme Court judge A K Sikri. The judge was  speaking on the state of affairs relating to women’s reproductive rights and the dominant role played by the menfolk and the family in imposing their […]