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You didn't say transgenders need 50 percent marks: How the Madras High Court shut down the State's argument against transgender student Tharika Banu

The State claimed that Tharika Banu did not have enough marks to get a seat, the Court said their prospectus didn't mention transgenders and thus the cut-off did not apply to them

Published on 1st December 2017
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Women's rights and leadership under threat due to pandemic: UN Women

The projections show that gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years

Published on 9th March 2021
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Women's Day: Why astrophysicist Prajval Shastri believes that gender discrimination must not be perpetuated at institutions by teachers 

Prajval Shastri, an astrophysicist speaks about gender bias in the academic institutions especially in the field of Science and her love for research, why she pursued astrophysics and much more 

Published on 6th March 2021
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Women under-represented or stereotyped in textbooks: UNESCO Global Edu Monitoring Report

The report provides an in-depth analysis of key factors for exclusion of learners in education systems worldwide, including background, identity and ability, gender, age, location, poverty, disability

Published on 29th June 2020
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Women have to work twice as hard to get the same salary: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on equal opportunities

The employment rate for women in Europe stands at 67 per cent, while that for men is 78 per cent

Published on 9th March 2021
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Why you should read about transgender folk artist Manjamma Jogathi's life in this Kannada book

Manjamma Jogathi, a transgender and popular folk artist speaks about her life story being turned into a book and the need of queer literature in Kannada languages

Published on 15th November 2020
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Why you must check out this online tool by a class 11 student that detects gender neutrality in textbooks

Rashmi Patil speaks to Ananya Gupta who is a self-taught Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence expert about the tool she developed to detect if a textbook is gender-neutral or not 

Published on 1st June 2020
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Why we need sensitisation in schools to arrest apathy towards non-male genders

Writer, social policy researcher and Dalit activist Cynthia Stephen said that the school itself does not include teachings about gender equality

Published on 2nd September 2021
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Why the TN Writers' Association is up in arms against H Raja's tweet about Tiruchy college event

The college was organising an international conference about the gender imbalances as  portrayed in Tamil literature and Raja claimed the event could lead to 'communal tension'

Published on 26th November 2018
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Why Robotix girl Aditi Prasad believes that every girl can be a kickass coder

Aditi Prasad, who heads up Chennai-based Robotix Learning Solutions, talks about how she got girls to code without gender bias and barriers, ahead of her TED Talk

Published on 28th March 2019
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Why everyone must watch Sharanya Ramprakash's famous play Akshayambara

Theatre artist Sharanya Ramprakash speaks about her theatre journey and the reason behind writing the critically-acclaimed play Akshayambara. She also talks about the Modern Indian Theatre

Published on 28th March 2020
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Why boys and girls should be put in separate classes

When both genders learn together, they are subconsciously trying to impress each other, thus leading to them being distracted

Published on 13th July 2018
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When you're gay, your gender is under scrutiny. Not your work: Kolkata teacher after sacking 

After being  denied a teaching position when he shifted from full-time to part-time employment, gay teacher Avijit Kundu says he has no plans to sue the school just yet

Published on 23rd March 2018
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What's it like to be a young girl with short, choppy hair in India?

Girls are told that hair is a matter of pride, even if they feel nothing of the sort. The pressure is immense, with many admitting that they would love to cut ther hair but won't because you know why!

Published on 3rd February 2018
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What this mountaineer scaling Mt Aconcagua has to do with building a school in Hyderabad

Hyderabad-based Sphoorti Foundation is in need of funds for a new school and Mountaineer VJ Nagender Rao is going to climb one of the most dangerous peaks of the world to help them do so

Published on 24th April 2019

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