women

‘Like Iran, if India becomes theocratic, there will be more moral policing of women’
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Ashraf Engineer November 2, 2022 The protests led by women, demanding the right to not wear the hijab and other freedoms, in Iran are being watched with great interest in India. In India, too, women are leading movements asserting their...
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Dalit women face the highest risk of sexual assault
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Ashraf Engineer September 24, 2022 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Two Dalit sisters, minors, aged 15 and 17, were raped, strangled and then hung from a tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri...
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‘Trolls know if they threaten a woman with physical harm, there will be a mental toll’
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Ashraf Engineer September 21, 2022 When RJ Sayema was targeted for celebrating India’s win over Pakistan in a cricket match, it was yet another example of the abuse and humiliation women, especially Muslim women and those in the media, face...
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Audio podcast: View water security through a gender lens
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Ashraf Engineer April 9, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. For most of us, turning on the tap and filling a cup or vessel with water is something we take for granted....
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Audio podcast: 5 years on, the failures of demonetisation are even more stark
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Ashraf Engineer November 13, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Fact No 1: On November 4, 2016, just four days before a disastrous demonetisation was inflicted on India, the value of currency notes in...
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Audio podcast: Across low- and middle-income nations, COVID-19 hurt women and children the most
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Ashraf Engineer September 29, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic was most devastating for women, children and adolescents, especially in low and middle-income countries. And these experiences were similar across these regions. Poor mental health, disruptions to education, loss of income and...
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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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