Maternal Mortality Rate in India: Issues and challenges

In developing countries like India, maternal mortality is still one of the highest. As per a recent global report of Lancet, India accounts for 15% of world’s maternal deaths as of 2015. According to this report, while the total number of global maternal deaths has almost halved since 1990, one-third maternal deaths in 2015 happened

Self Help Groups and Women

A self-help group is a small informal association of people created at the grass root level to get economic benefits on the basis of mutual help, solidarity and joint responsibility. The SHGs are formed voluntarily by the urban and rural poor for working together for social and economic upliftment. The members of SHGs save and

Role of NGOs in Women Empowerment

Participation of women in NGOs gave them an opportunity to foray into the social and political spheres which were not easily granted by the for-profit and public sectors. Many NGOs that work to alleviate poverty among women also focuses on advocating the women’s rights. These have brought important changes in the lives of women. NGOs

Low Female Participation in Sports in India

In India, Gender ratios in sports are highly skewed and the female participation in sports is marginal and insufficient. This issue should be analysed in the light of the below questions: What can be advantages of women participating in sports? What are the major constraints that led to highly skewed gender ratio in sports participation

Nirbhaya Fund: Features, Schemes and Implementation Issues

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 Affairs (DEA) of the finance ministry. Corpus of

National Commission for Women

The National Commission for Women is a statutory body established in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. This commission was for the first time recommended by Committee on Status of Women in India in 1974 and then successive commissions and committees. Mandate The mandate of this body includes: To review the