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Kerala Govt School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniform

Nov 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As the country was debating a recent gender sensitivity manual issued by NCERT, Kerala government has come up with unisex (gender neutral) uniforms for its students.

Uss Ne Kaha Tha: A Gripping Extrusion Of Gender Binary

Oct 16, 2021 Shafey Kidwai

Ashar Najmi’s Urdu novel explores the complex perception of gender roles, gender identity and the ubiquitous unitary sexual orientation in the literary framework.


An Indefinite Pandemic: Tracing The Covid Impact On India’s Female Workforce

The 2021 Opportunity Index Report by LinkedIn highlights that more than 40% of women have reportedly been affected by the unnatural development of dual workload.

Tokyo Olympic Games Boast Equal Gender Participation For First Time

Jul 22, 2021 Agencies

The International Olympic Committee added 18 new events to the Tokyo Games in a push toward gender equity


Women Make Up 56% Of White House Staff , Wage Gap Has Shrunk

According to the data, the government is "the most diversified administration in history," with only a little salary disparity between males and women on staff.

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07 April, 2021

World Health Day: Dealing With A ‘Pandemic Of Inequality’

Poonam Muttreja

The Covid-19 crisis amplified pre-existing gender gaps and the asymmetric power-relations between men and women. And this has a major impact on health and nutrition.


01 April, 2021

India Slips 28 Ranks To 140 On Gender Gap Index

Outlook Web Bureau

Among India's neighbours, Bangladesh ranked 65, Nepal 106, Pakistan 153, Afghanistan 156, Bhutan 130 and Sri Lanka 116.


25 March, 2021

Skilling And Employment Of Women: A Priority For India’s Progress

Saurabh Adeeb

In India, 3 out of 4 women don’t work, although literacy rates have steadily increased. Can skilling, life and learning support and guaranteeing jobs change that?


14 July, 2020

Load Bearing, Load Sharing: Is Domestic Work Keeping Women From Working Outside?

Sonakshi Chaudhry

On near-daily basis, women have to strike constant balance between work at home and work ‘outside’ and thus, they are disproportionately afflicted with time-poverty.


13 July, 2020

Silent Structures: How Do Stereotypes And Biases Affect Women In Workplace?

Sonakshi Chaudhry

What are some of the ways through which biases — both internal and institutionalised — impact women at work? And what can we do about them?


11 July, 2020

It’s Time We Normalise Queer Love Stories In Movies: Divya Dutta

Lachmi Deb Roy

In an interview with Outlook, actress Divya Dutta talks about her role in Sheer Qorma, a love story about two queer women.


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11 June, 2020

Is Safety In Public Spaces Impacting Women’s Workforce Participation?

Sonakshi Chaudhry

The connection between safety and access to jobs is one that requires all stakeholders to consider who occupies space, and how. This is partly because the number of women we end up seeing in public spaces do it after adjusting to certain expectations and conditions.


15 April, 2020

The Gendered Impact Of Coronavirus Pandemic In India

Subhajit Naskar

There is a need to recognize the extent to which Coronavirus pandemic affects women and men differently in order to understand how health emergency affects different individuals and communities.


19 February, 2020

Equal Roles In Army: Women In Leadership Roles May Shatter Patriarchal Mindsets

Ekta Kumar

With time as more and more women are integrated into the force, attitudes might change. When the same men go back to their villages, they might just begin to look at their wives, mothers and sisters differently.


19 October, 2019

'Bust The Patriarchy Masquerading As Religion': Women Rights Activists Shatter Taboos About Female Sexuality

Outlook Web Bureau

The subjugation and domination owing to women’s body is a passé, said Zakia Soman, women rights activist.


31 July, 2019

OPINION | Passage Of Triple Talaq Bill Victory Of Muslim Women's Fight For Gender Justice

Zakia Soman

It is unfortunate that triple Talaq Bill law did not pass with a unanimous vote in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.


25 July, 2019

OPINION | 'Female' Beer! Pinkification Of Gender Neutral Products Is Patronising

Binjal Shah

In a country where the air women breathe is unsafe, both literally and figuratively, there are enough cultural cues preventing women from having the same public and social lives as men.


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04 May, 2019

Girls Shaving Off Myth: Sachin Tendulkar's Latest Twitter Post Will Make Your Day

Sachin Tendulkar also presented Neha and Jyoti with a scholarship to cover their educational and professional needs


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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