Women Empowerment

Maneka Gandhi: Maternity Leave Is No Holiday

The Rajya Sabha on 11th August passed the Maternity Benefit Act (Amendment) Bill, which aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 to 26 weeks in all establishments, including private sector. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, protects the employm

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India Needs To Do A Lot More for its Women

We pride ourselves on our deep-rooted cultural roots and moral values, often going out of our way to defend and uphold our cultural identity. Women form a very important part of this culture and many of the Gods we worship and revere are feminine. Wo

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The Empowerment Equation

93 women report a rape every single day in India (National Crime Records Bureau). And this is only the reported number of instances, given the cultural and social taboos regarding rape, many cases go unreported. The fear of violence has shaped the li

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