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NHRC issues notice TN govt over gender discrimination in Foxconn hiring

NHRC has taken suo-motu cognizance of media reports that Foxconn, a major manufacturer of Apple devices, has systematically excluded married women from jobs at its iPhone assembly plant in Sriperu

NHRC issues notice TN govt over gender discrimination in Foxconn hiring
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 4:57 PM IST

Apple faces gender pay discrimination lawsuit, women employees seek justice

The lawsuit seeks compensation for lost wages as well as declaratory and injunctive relief for all affected women

Apple faces gender pay discrimination lawsuit, women employees seek justice
Updated On : 14 Jun 2024 | 1:18 PM IST

Gender to education and income: India's political gap is narrowing

Right versus Left phenomenon appears to be playing out differently in India

Gender to education and income: India's political gap is narrowing
Updated On : 09 Mar 2024 | 12:04 AM IST

Zero Discrimination Day 2024: History, significance, theme or more

Zero Discrimination Day 2024: The UN marks March 1 as Zero Discrimination Day to prevent all sorts of discrimination, whether it is social, political or borders. Get to know more about it here

Zero Discrimination Day 2024: History, significance, theme or more
Updated On : 01 Mar 2024 | 7:33 AM IST

Termination of woman's job due to marriage is gender discrimination: SC

Terminating the services of a woman on account of marriage under a service rule is a coarse case" of gender discrimination and inequality, and acceptance of such patriarchal norms undermine human dignity, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court made the strong observation in a case where former lieutenant Selina John was released from her job in the Military Nursing Service on account of her marriage. The top court directed the Centre to pay a compensation of Rs 60 lakh to John. We are unable to accept any submission that the respondent Ex. Lt. Selina John, who was a Permanent Commissioned Officer in the Military Nursing Service, could have been released/discharged on the ground that she had got married. This rule, it is accepted, was applicable to only women nursing officers. Such rule was ex-facie manifestly arbitrary, as terminating employment because the woman has got married is a coarse case of gender discrimination and inequality. Acceptance of such patriarchal rule ...

Termination of woman's job due to marriage is gender discrimination: SC
Updated On : 21 Feb 2024 | 8:22 PM IST

Prez Murmu to inaugurate global conference on gender issues on Oct 9

President Droupadi Murmu on Monday will inaugurate a four-day global conference that will deliberate on gender inequality in agri-food systems. The international conference 'From research to impact: just and resilient agri-food systems', to be held in the national capital, is organised jointly by Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR) Gender Impact Platform and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Briefing the media, Director of CGIAR Gender Impact Nicoline de Haan said: "Globally, gender inequality in agri-food systems remains a very significant challenge and current inequalities are being made worse by crises such as Covid-19 and climate change." Overall, women are often less food secure than men, and they are hit harder by external shocks, such as floods and droughts, she said. "We are combining research, evidence, and practical understanding to guide policy-makers and investors towards best-bet solutions that can help us get on track to ...

Prez Murmu to inaugurate global conference on gender issues on Oct 9
Updated On : 06 Oct 2023 | 6:44 PM IST

Gender discrimination in farms

Growing rural-to-urban migration by men was leading to "feminisation" of the agriculture sector

Gender discrimination in farms
Updated On : 14 May 2023 | 9:49 PM IST

Unlikely rebels with a cause

But it was the early 1960s; women at high levels of science were as rare as snow leopards

Unlikely rebels with a cause
Updated On : 26 Feb 2023 | 10:36 PM IST

Gender parity on the front foot

Women's cricket finally gets the attention it deserves

Gender parity on the front foot
Updated On : 08 Feb 2023 | 9:48 PM IST

Two women sue Elon Musk's Twitter alleging discriminatory layoffs

Two women who lost their jobs at Twitter when billionaire Elon Musk took over are suing the company in federal court, claiming that last month's abrupt mass layoffs disproportionately affected female employees. The discrimination lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal challenges over Musk's decimation of Twitter's workforce through mass layoffs and firings. Days after the world's richest man bought the social media platform for $44 billion, the company told about half of employees on Nov. 4 that they no longer had a job but would get three months severance. The lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court this week alleges that 57% of female employees were laid off, compared to less than half of men, despite Twitter employing more men overall before the layoffs. The cutbacks continued throughout November as Musk fired engineers who questioned or criticized him and gave all remaining employees the choice to resign with severance or sign a form pledging extremely hardcore work a

Two women sue Elon Musk's Twitter alleging discriminatory layoffs
Updated On : 09 Dec 2022 | 8:43 AM IST

Fewer women were employed in 2021 than in 2020 due to Covid : Oxfam report

Fewer women were employed in 2021 than in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and governments worldwide are putting women in danger of unprecedented poverty and overwork to tame inflation and help their economies recover, a new report has claimed. The new Oxfam report -- 'The Assault of Austerity' -- stated that the road to post-pandemic recovery is being built upon the lives, sweated labour and security of women and girls, it said. The report said many governments planned cuts to public services like water which meant that women and girls around the world would continue to spend at least 200 million hours. The report said governments around the world are putting women and girls in danger of unprecedented new levels of poverty, peril, overwork and premature death as a result of near-universal "slash-and-burn" efforts to recover their economies from the pandemic and tame inflation. "Women were less employed in 2021 than in 2020 as a result of the pandemic," it said. "Women carry most of

Fewer women were employed in 2021 than in 2020 due to Covid : Oxfam report
Updated On : 25 Nov 2022 | 8:07 PM IST

Month-long national campaign against gender based discrimination launched

Union minister Giriraj Singh on Friday launched a month long national campaign against gender-based discrimination, and stressed that the government is committed to end gender related violence. At an event held to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj minister also remotely inaugurated 160 gender resource centres across 13 states. Stressing on ending violence against women, Singh called upon the women not to tolerate violence, and expressed his government's commitment towards ending gender based discrimination. Modi government is committed to women empowerment just as it is dedicated to development. Under the Modi government women have been included in the Army as well, Singh said. The Minister also suggested that women should be provided martial arts training for self protection. On the occasion, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Niranjan Jyoti said the Sanatan' religion gave equal status

Month-long national campaign against gender based discrimination launched
Updated On : 25 Nov 2022 | 8:00 PM IST

Infosys again faces legal action for age and gender discrimination in US

Infosys' motion to dismiss the claims made by the executive was rejected by a judge from the US District Court

Infosys again faces legal action for age and gender discrimination in US
Updated On : 07 Oct 2022 | 11:00 PM IST

Google agrees to pay $118 mn to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

Google has agreed to pay $118 million to settle a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit in the US that includes nearly 15,500 women in 236 job titles

Google agrees to pay $118 mn to settle gender discrimination lawsuit
Updated On : 14 Jun 2022 | 1:03 AM IST

National Girl Child Day: CBSE Udaan to BBBP - list of schemes for girls

On National Girl Child Day, we take a look at some government programmes and scheme for girls

National Girl Child Day: CBSE Udaan to BBBP - list of schemes for girls
Updated On : 24 Jan 2022 | 1:40 PM IST

Sony Playstation hit with gender discrimination lawsuit by former employee

Sony PlayStation has been hit with a lawsuit by a former employee, alleging gender discrimination and wrongful termination after speaking up "about discrimination against females" at the company

Sony Playstation hit with gender discrimination lawsuit by former employee
Updated On : 24 Nov 2021 | 11:54 AM IST

SC slams Centre, allows women to sit for NDA exam scheduled for Sep 5

In a big development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed an interim order allowing women to take the admission exam to National Defence Academy (NDA) where only men can join

SC slams Centre, allows women to sit for NDA exam scheduled for Sep 5
Updated On : 18 Aug 2021 | 1:52 PM IST

The slip is showing

India's gender gap is wider than ever

The slip is showing
Updated On : 01 Apr 2021 | 11:35 PM IST

WEF's gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 nations

Only Pakistan (153) and Afghanistan (156) ranked lower in South Asia

WEF's gender gap index: India slips 28 places, ranks 140 among 156 nations
Updated On : 01 Apr 2021 | 12:18 AM IST

ASCI aims to break gender stereotypes in advertising, change mindsets

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) is hoping to find an answer and help advertisers embrace positive depiction with a first-of-its-kind study on gender in advertising

ASCI aims to break gender stereotypes in advertising, change mindsets
Updated On : 26 Mar 2021 | 6:10 AM IST