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    Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu

Book Review: Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context edited by Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu

In Gendered Lives, Livelihood and Transformation: The Bangladesh Context, editors Meghna Guhathakurata and Ayesha Banu bring together contributors to explore women’s lives and livelihoods during the transition from a subsistence economy in rural Bangladesh. This well-written volume communicates the sense of belonging, interpersonal bonds and new hopes for continuing survival among the marginalised social groups in rural Bangladesh, finds Sajal Roy. 

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    Blame and shame: examining the media coverage of a Dalit rape victim in India

Blame and shame: examining the media coverage of a Dalit rape victim in India

The 2012 Delhi gang rape triggered introspection within the Indian media on how it reported on sexual violence, and this article analyses how far the print media in India may have come. Sumedha Pal takes the case of reportage of rape of a Dalit woman in 2013.

In 2017 several issues surrounding sexual violence, consent and autonomy of women have […]

April 13th, 2018|Featured, Gender, Media|0 Comments|
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    Pushing gender equality: is it really working for women’s empowerment in the skills sector?

Pushing gender equality: is it really working for women’s empowerment in the skills sector?

Whilst there have been some encouraging changes regarding the growing role of gender in the agendas of governments, NGOs and development agencies, development practitioner Tasmiah Rahman questions the efficacy of projects launched to address gender inequality in Bangladesh. 

As a female development practitioner, what is encouraging to me is that gender is being discussed as a main agenda of the Sustainable […]

Time poverty: The key to addressing gender disparity

Rural women spend over a quarter of their waking hours cooking, gathering fuel, and cleaning utensils. Clean energy for cooking has the potential to reduce the burden of time poverty and improve women’s socio-economic status in the community write Akshay Kohli and Chandrima Das

Gita Devi lives with her family of seven in Kargara, a small and remote village in the […]

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    Painting the town ‘pink’: gender disparity in India’s Science economy

Painting the town ‘pink’: gender disparity in India’s Science economy

The Economic Survey, for all its emphasis on gender with a pink cover, chooses to tackle the question of gender inclusion in science, by complete silence on the question. While comparing India and Iran, T. V. H. Prathamesh writes that India fares poorly since the lack of policy intervention and funding have systematically reproduced the gender divisions in this sector. Iran, on […]

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    ‘How can a woman do these things?’ Evaluating pathways of mobility for female construction workers

‘How can a woman do these things?’ Evaluating pathways of mobility for female construction workers

Whilst men working in construction may advance their positions and income, the lack of options experienced by female construction workers is stark in comparison, underlining the continuing reproduction of gender inequality within the industry. However, this can partially be addressed by utilising industry and state resources. Rebecca Bowers writes.

My doctoral fieldwork which took place between 2014-2016 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, focused on the […]

March 8th, 2018|Featured, Gender|Comments Off on ‘How can a woman do these things?’ Evaluating pathways of mobility for female construction workers|
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    Reframing female agency in insurgency: women’s voices from Assam

Reframing female agency in insurgency: women’s voices from Assam

Drawing on research from her MPhil project on the underground lives, activism and representation of women combatants of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Dixita Deka highlights the position of former female insurgents, who she argues, remain underground in different capacities. It is vital to bring out the missing voices on violence through alternative spaces of resistance including interview transcripts, poetry and diary […]

March 7th, 2018|Featured, Gender|Comments Off on Reframing female agency in insurgency: women’s voices from Assam|
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    “The fact that the entire trade market of the publishing industry is still predominantly in the hands of men, means that there has to be a very concerted effort to shift that balance”– Ritu Menon

“The fact that the entire trade market of the publishing industry is still predominantly in the hands of men, means that there has to be a very concerted effort to shift that balance”– Ritu Menon

In November last year, the shortlist for the DSC literature prize was announced at LSE. Ritu Menon, co-founder of Kali for Women, and one of the judges of the prize, spoke to Rebecca Bowers about the decline of the feminist press in the West, and the challenges facing women in publishing today.   

RB: As chairwoman of the judging panel for […]

March 6th, 2018|Featured, Gender, Interviews|Comments Off on “The fact that the entire trade market of the publishing industry is still predominantly in the hands of men, means that there has to be a very concerted effort to shift that balance”– Ritu Menon|
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    On India’s prime time TV debates, women are mostly invisible

On India’s prime time TV debates, women are mostly invisible

The under-representation of expert women in the media is a global trend with women more likely to be invited onto television debates to discuss gender and sexual violence than science and technology. However, lessons can be learned from the UK according to Reshma Patil.  

For five days starting February 5, 2018, IndiaSpend counted the number of men and women who appeared as […]

March 5th, 2018|Featured, Gender|Comments Off on On India’s prime time TV debates, women are mostly invisible|
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    Nepal’s house of cards: are women included or co-opted in politics? 

Nepal’s house of cards: are women included or co-opted in politics? 

The recently concluded local elections in Nepal resulted in 40.9 per cent of female representation at the local level. Sangita Thebe Limbu writes about the power dynamics, lived experiences of women, gender quotas and women’s political engagement.

The 2017 local elections in Nepal have been hailed as a historic moment for gender equality and political inclusion with 40 per cent of female representation achieved at the local governance level. The principle of proportional inclusion of women enshrined in the […]

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