GS-I: Role of Women and Women's Organization
Discuss the issue of technology-facilitated abuse. How can India ensure a safe digital space for its women?
Online communication increases information production and dissemination, allowing people to establish more worthwhile connections. But these connections might potentially put them in danger, especially in the case of women. Technology-facilitated abuse: Online leaks of young women’s private images are ..
What is the two finger test criticized by the Supreme Court recently? How far would the apex court directive go towards eliminating this practice?
In a progressive call, recently the Supreme Court of India has slammed the “two finger test” and said that those conducting it on alleged rape victims will be declared guilty of misconduct. Two-finger test: The ‘two finger test’ or ‘per ..
In view of the BCCI recently announcing a ‘pay equity policy’, discuss the challenges faced by women athletes and the possible ways to make professional sports more inclusive.
In a welcome step towards removing discrimination on the basis of gender, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a “pay equity policy”, according to which the centrally contracted women players will get the same match ..
Discuss how the taboos and myths surrounding menstruation in India have been detrimental for women in many aspects of socio-cultural life. Suggest measures to combat them.
Menstruation is a part of life for girls and women aged approximately between 15 to 50 years. Due to regressive cultural practices, it has contributed to exclusion of women in many ways: Restrictions on mobility as women are sometimes forcibly ..
The reasons behind violation of sexual and reproductive rights of women are often deeply engrained in societal values and traditions. Comment.
Woman’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are often neglected to secondary positions in Indian traditional values. Reasons: Taboos on decision on menstrual hygiene and superstitions associated with it. Early marriage and child marriage leading to childbirth occurring when girl ..
Throw some light on the concept of gender budgeting and mention reasons behind its poor status in India. Also, suggest measures to address these issues.
Gender Budgeting as a concept, was introduced in India in 2005, to incorporate three dimensions of gender in budgeting. Gender based allocations. Allocations to gender in lumpsum allowances. Women-centric schemes and programmes. Issues plaguing gender budgeting: No data on gender ..