Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022

Women Empowerment

International Women's Day 2021: PM Modi Extends Wishes To Women

Mar 08, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

PM Modi said it was his our government's honour to work towards furthering women empowerment in the country across a wide range of sectors.

Nita Ambani Launches Social Media Network 'Her Circle' To Empower Women

Mar 07, 2021 PTI

Her circle will also provide women with answers from Reliance's panel of experts on health, wellness, education, entrepreneurship, finance, philanthropy, mentorship and leadership.

Empowering Story Of A Woman Who Followed Her Dream

From a homemaker to a ‘master trainer’; today she encourages dozens of women to adopt agroecological practices.

How Family Planning Empowers Women, And Helps Fight Malnutrition  

Feb 15, 2021 Dr. Amir Maroof Khan

Apart from checking teenage pregnancies and deaths, family planning also lowers death rate for children, wasting and stunting.

Smart Cams To Recognise Facial Expressions Of Women In Distress, Alert Lucknow Cops

Under Uttar Pradesh's 'Mission Shakti' programme, the AI-enabled camera will click photos of women in distress and send it to the control room after which necessary action will be taken.

18 October, 2020

Women Members Comprise Most Numbers Of A/C Holders Under PMJDY


In an RTI response, It claim that more than half of bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) are held by women beneficiaries.

17 October, 2020

Govt To Revise Minimum Age Of Marriage For Girls Soon: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Currently, the minimum age of marriage is 18 years for women and 21 for men.

15 October, 2020

Every Police Station Will Have Women Help Desk, Says UP CM Yogi Adityanath


CM Yogi Adityanath also called for making women aware of self-defence techniques.

27 August, 2020

10 Barriers In The Way Of Women's Participation In Labour Force

Pranav Kumar Choudhary

While debating the falling Women Labour Force Participation Rate, we often miss a very important point that most of the women are already working as 'household care providers.'

30 July, 2020

#ChallengeAccepted Has The Potential To Unite Women, Encourage Solidarity And Feel Connected

Ekta Kumar

Social media can be used to create a sense of belonging among the participants. It is the first step towards mobilising a socially and geographically dispersed community – women.

17 July, 2020

Twitter Slams Celebrity Dietician Rujuta Diwekar For Saying 'Making Chutney Liberates Women'

Lachmi Deb Roy

Several Twitter users criticised Rujuta Diwekar by saying that connecting women's liberation with chutney-making was a regressive move.


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.

06 July, 2020

'I Am No Porn Expert, But Porn Is Supposed To Have Sex Scenes': Swara Bhasker Responds to Rasbhari Criticism

Lachmi Deb Roy

In an interview to Outlook's Lachmi Deb Roy, Swara Bhasker says she likes that her show 'Rasbhari' depicts the hypocrisy of the society in dealing with the issue of sexuality.

30 June, 2020

Denying To Wear 'Sakha And Sindoor' Signifies Refusal To Accept Marriage: Gauhati HC


The High Court set aside an order of the family court which rejected the husband's prayer for divorce on the grounds that no cruelty was found on the part of the wife against him.

10 June, 2020

Is Education The reason Women Are Disappearing From India's Workforce?

Sonakshi Chaudhry

Girls are staying in school for longer. However, even as these numbers are rising, it is important to note that this is not translating into them eventually entering the workforce.

24 May, 2020

Menstrual Health Of Girls At Risk As Closed Schools Mean No Free Sanitary Napkins

Lachmi Deb Roy

With all the schools across the country shut for months due to coronavirus pandemic, the schoolgirls cannot avail the facility of free sanitary pads.

06 March, 2020

Of Art Galleries, Performance Spaces And Women's Empowerment

Sathya Saran

The Mumbai launch of Hariprasad Chaurasia Breath of Gold at the Tao Art gallery included a flute recital by the students of the maestro. What gave the recital an added edge was that all flautists who were performing were women.


17 February, 2020

SC Rules Women Be Given Permanent Commission In Army, Tells Centre To 'Change Mindset'

Outlook Web Bureau

The top court was hearing the Centre's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's directions passed in 2010 to grant permanent commission to women officers in Indian Army.

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz