The jailing of prominent journalist Sedef Kabas and threats against famous pop diva Sezen Aksu are stirring controversy in Erdogan's Turkey. It's part of a trend that brings Islamists …
Tag: women’s rights
In Romania, Hard-Won Abortion Rights Are Being Systematically Undermined
In 1989, Romania dropped its infamous policy banning all forms of birth control. But, many women are still finding it impossible to get an abortion, faced with a right-wing …
Taliban 2.0 Aren’t So Different From the First Regime
Four months after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, a clearer picture of their rule is emerging.
How Serious Is Europe About Ending Violence Against Women?
A group of European countries signed a treaty 10 years ago aimed at ending violence against women — and dozens more have joined. A decade on, what's been achieved …
Women and the Burden of Unpaid Labour: What Is the Way Forward?
An Indian woman does 243 minutes (four hour) of domestic work a day, whereas the average time of an Indian man spends doing chores at home is only 25 …
Why Do Caste Gatekeepers Not Tell Us About Fatima Sheikh?
Mainstream feminism in India has failed its own foundation by failing to remember Fatima Sheikh and her idea of inclusive education.
India Can’t Claim Kamala Harris Until It Addresses its Unapologetic Racism
When we repeatedly ask Kamala Harris to embrace her Indian roots, are we ready to accept her blackness?
‘Free as a Bird’: A Day in Shantha Paati’s Busy Life
Shantha Sridharan is a veena teacher by morning and Hindi tutor by evening. Above all, she is an endearing Paati to her PG girls.
What Not to Say When Women Talk to You About Sexual Harassment
When you play 'devil's advocate', you minimise the problem.
Do ‘Free Ovaries’ Equal Economic Growth? Not in This Economy
Citing the examples of India and China, President Magufuli of Tanzania believes that a large population by default equals to a large economy.