Women in India

Nirbhaya Fund: Features, Schemes and Implementation Issues

March 15, 2017

Nirbhaya Fund was announced in 2013 Union Budget to support initiatives by the government and NGOs working towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in India. The fund was started with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore. The Fund is administered by Department of Economic...

Current Status: Nirbhaya Fund

March 4, 2017

Nirbhaya fund was announced with a corpus of Rs.1000 crore by the UPA government after the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape incident. The fund was expected to be used by the government and NGOs to run initiatives aimed at protecting the dignity and safety of women...

Nagaland Issue: Status of Women and Opposition to 33% Reservation

March 3, 2017

Nagaland saw torching of dozens of government buildings by tribal organizations in February, 2017. The protest was against the 33% reservation for women in urban local body elections. The result was that state government was forced to cancel the polls. But then, the agitators started demanding that...

Debate on injectable contraceptives for women in India

February 16, 2016

In December 2015, the Indian government has announced to introduce injectable contraceptives for women in the public health system and family welfare programme. The first phase will be implemented in medical colleges and district hospitals with family planning counsellors. But few health groups and women’s organisations are...

Budgeting the gender disparity

March 1, 2015

How does inadequate funding to Women welfare schemes proved to be a stumbling block in improving the conditions of women? Explain it in reference to Gender Based Budgeting and its experience.

Plight of Widows in India

February 25, 2015

What are the Socio-Economic challenges faced by Widows in India? In your view, to what extent the discriminatory welfare schemes across the states further aggravate their condition? Discuss.

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