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    Achieving gender equality in India: what works, and what doesn’t

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    India as a country sees many discrepancies as far as achieving the goal of gender equity is concerned, how can the gaps in the system be effectively addressed?

    Sex or Gender: How Society Conditions us and Makes us Conform 

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    Society often compels us to confirm to mainstream perceptions of gender identities. But can we think differently?

    Sexed Semen: What’s Wrong With Our Gendered Cattle Breeding Technologies?

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    The article looks at the problems associated with semen technology and its over emphasis on producing only female calves.
    The Black Mambas. Image courtesy of Black Mambas APU.

    Plans to Prevent Future Pandemics Must Consider Gender Issues, too

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    The article highlights how any planning for a pandemic-free world needs to take the gender question so seriously.
    A coed private school classroom in Kabul, September 2019. Girls’ education is still restricted in Taliban-controlled areas. Scott Peterson/Getty Images

    Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights

    Outspoken critics of the Taliban’s undemocratic vision of peace have often been threatened or killed, will this continue to compromise on women's access to rights in the future?
    Clothes are part of our politics.

    Politics of Dressing up: Costumes that Challenge Gender Norms

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    A piece of garment is a dress to be worn, a statement to be made, an identity to be asserted or a means to maintain or sustain status quo. Bring the element of gender, and the humble garment sits at the helm of societal politics.
    Transgender representation in Indian curriculum is inadequate and often violates the dignity of the community.

    Bridging the Absence of Transgender Persons in School Curriculum: A Look at Select Texts

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    The overarching under-representation of the transgender community coupled with a sustained sense of ridicule and mockery even where there is the slightest of attention paid, has made most of our school curriculum insensitive, non-empathetic and unfair to the transgender community.

    Meet the man conserving otters in Maharashtra’s Western Ghats

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    Conservationist Malhar Indulkar is working to conserve otters and their habitats in the Tillari region of Maharashtra in the northern Western Ghats.

    Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her...

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    What do coal, viruses and DNA have in common? The structures of each – the predominant power source of the early 20th century, one...

    The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in...

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    Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the resistance has been led by women. Journalist Febriana Firdaus travelled across the country to meet grassroots female activists and delve into the story behind their struggles.

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