NCW Launches Online Resource Center on Cyber Safety Under ‘We Think Digital’ Programme

What is the news? National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched an online resource center under the ‘We Think Digital’programme”. The programme is run collaboratively by the NCW, Facebook, and Cyber Peace Foundation. How would the online resource center help women? -It aims to help women in distress on issues related to online safety like… Continue reading NCW Launches Online Resource Center on Cyber Safety Under ‘We Think Digital’ Programme

How woman lawyers are kept out of litigation

Synopsis: While the bench is making slow yet definitive progress with regard to women’s representation, the Bar needs to do much more. Introduction Chief Justice of India raised his concern over women’s count in the judiciary. He observed that at least 50% of women should be there at all levels of the judiciary. Justice D… Continue reading How woman lawyers are kept out of litigation

Women’s turn: is reservation the only way to a fair deal in India? Economic growth delivers justice too

Synopsis: Instead of providing reservations to women, it is better to introduce policies that make them economically independent.  Introduction Recently, 3 women judges have been appointed as the judges of the Supreme Court, which now accounts for a total of 12% judges in the Supreme Court. With the counts still very low, even after 75 years… Continue reading Women’s turn: is reservation the only way to a fair deal in India? Economic growth delivers justice too

CJI voices support for 50% representation for women in judiciary

What is the News? Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana has backed 50% representation for women in the judiciary. Women and Judiciary Women constitute only about 30% of the subordinate judiciary. In High Courts, women judges constitute 11.5%. In the Supreme Court, we currently have four women Justices out of the sitting 33. That makes… Continue reading CJI voices support for 50% representation for women in judiciary

Process to induct women into NDA by May 2022: govt.

What is the News? The Ministry of Defence has informed the Supreme Court that it proposes to have the ‘mechanism’ to induct women cadets into the National Defence Academy (NDA) for entry into the armed forces to be ready in May 2022. What is the issue? In 2020, the Supreme court had asked the government… Continue reading Process to induct women into NDA by May 2022: govt.

Breaking the Glass Walls: On gender equality

Synopsis: We need to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Barriers that these biases enforce for women must be knocked down at every level. Introduction Gender equality is a moral, business and an intellectual imperative. It is non-negotiable and independent of profession or affiliation or gender. Gender equality benefits both men and women. What… Continue reading Breaking the Glass Walls: On gender equality

The Issue of Marital Rapes in India – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction According to the UN Women’s 2011 report, out of 179 countries for which data was available, 52 had amended their legislation to explicitly make marital rape a criminal offense. However, India is one of the countries where marital rape is yet to be even recognized. Recently, the Kerala High Court held… Continue reading The Issue of Marital Rapes in India – Explained, pointwise

Mother of all forms: Many official documents still don’t allow mother’s name to be a standalone marker of parentage. Change this

What is the news? Madras High Court is hearing a PIL seeking revision of all official documents that recognise only the father’s name, and offer no space for the mother’s name. During the case, the Madras HC issued a notice to both central and state governments and demanded explanations. Non-compliance in previous instances In 2015,… Continue reading Mother of all forms: Many official documents still don’t allow mother’s name to be a standalone marker of parentage. Change this

Break the deadlock: Increase women’s representation

Source: This post is based on the article “Break the deadlock: Increase women’s representation” published in The Times of India on 31st August 2021. Relevance: Reservation for women in the legislature. Synopsis: Providing reservations for women in a way that makes the parliament gender equal. Context: With women performing excellently in sports, cinema & other… Continue reading Break the deadlock: Increase women’s representation

What women bring to the 21st century workplace

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To recognize qualities of women and map them according to socio-economic needs Synopsis: There is a need to see more women in positions of power, and that can only happen if they are recognized and enabled for their strengths and not for acting ‘like men’ Introduction Women comprise 48% of the population,… Continue reading What women bring to the 21st century workplace