women

Audio podcast: Why women-led movements are on the rise
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Ashraf Engineer August 11, 2021 Since the resistance against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens began, women have led at least 426 protests across India. Navsharan Singh (pictured above), a women’s rights and human rights scholar and...
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Audio podcast: Why women entrepreneur networks matter
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Ashraf Engineer July 7, 2021 In a societal and business landscape loaded against them, strong networks are vital for women entrepreneurs to support each other and grow their businesses. Such networks help not just by presenting opportunities, but also through...
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Audio podcast: Women informal workers face a double whammy
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Ashraf Engineer April 21, 2021 Informal employment is largely the norm in India. While women make up only 23% of India’s informal employees, up to 91% of women in paid jobs are in the informal sector. This is a huge...
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Audio podcast: Author Kiran Manral on parenting and feminism
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Ashraf Engineer April 14, 2021 Feminism is about ensuring all people are equal, regardless of gender. It is about women having power over themselves, about getting rid of dominance. In this context, parenting assumes great significance. Kiran Manral – author,...
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Audio podcast: What’s wrong with India’s new abortion law?
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Ashraf Engineer March 27, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Most people don’t know this but one-third of all pregnancies in India end in abortion and roughly 47 in every 1,000 women...
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Audio podcast: The barbaric practice of female genital mutilation
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Ashraf Engineer December 16, 2020 According to UNICEF data, at least 200 million girls and women across 30 countries have suffered female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting or FGC. If they were to form a country, it...
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Audio podcast: The lack of women in positions of power
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By Ashraf Engineer December 9, 2020   In India, and across South Asia, the representation of women in positions of power is appallingly low. In a 2017 study, India ranked 149th in a list of 193 countries in terms of women’s...
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Audio podcast: India’s rape pandemic
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Ashraf Engineer October 4, 2020 Podcast transcript New Delhi, December 2012: A 23-year-old student is gangraped in a public bus and her male companion is beaten senseless with an iron rod. The same rod is used to penetrate her and...
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SC order on women in army: just the first step on a long road
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Ashraf Engineer February 24, 2020 The Supreme Court order granting equal rights to women in the army was significant. Women can now get permanent commissions and command positions on par with men. They are eligible for equal promotions, ranks, benefits...
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