SC allowing women to sit for NDA test is a welcome push for a substantive gender reset in the armed forces

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Understand evolving notions of gender parity Synopsis: Recent guidelines by SC to allow women candidates to appear for the NDA (National Defence Academy) exam is a welcome step in gender parity. We need to understand all of its dimensions. SC decision to allow women to sit for the NDA exam is one… Continue reading SC allowing women to sit for NDA test is a welcome push for a substantive gender reset in the armed forces

Arms and the Women

Source: The Hindu Relevance: To understand women’s entry into the army Synopsis: Gender parity in the army is happening at a slow pace and is mostly led by the courts. Introduction Recently, PM announcement to allow girls for admission in Sainik School is a welcome move that will prepare girls for equal roles & life in… Continue reading Arms and the Women

Global food systems are not thinking about women. A UN report calls for action

Source: Down to earth  Synopsis: A recent ‘Action Track’ report of the United Nations has highlighted the vulnerability of women in obtaining equitable access to food. It calls for altering the unequal power structures for more inclusive decision-making in the society that would ensure better accessibility of food by women. Introduction Apart from this UN… Continue reading Global food systems are not thinking about women. A UN report calls for action

Women as temple priests: An idea whose time has come

Why we need to permit women as a priest?  Context: Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister PK Sekar Babu’s remark that women could be appointed priests in the 35,000-odd temples in the state is long overdue.  Two major criticisms against the entry of women: The fear of women coming in contact with men, and notions of purity… Continue reading Women as temple priests: An idea whose time has come