Women in India

Who was Cornelia Sorabji?

Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954) was first female advocate in India and first woman to practice law in India and Britain. She was also the first woman graduate from Bombay University and first Indian national to study and graduate at a British (Oxford) university. Cornelia was born in Nashik to Reverend Sorabji Karsedji and Francina Ford. Her father ..


Nirbhaya Fund: Features, Scheme 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 ..

Current Status: Nirbhaya Fund

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 in India. Since then, in every budget Rs.1,000 ..

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

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 chief minister should resign. This monograph covers topics ..

Debate on injectable contraceptives for women in India

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 expressing concerns about safety of women with the ..