Supreme Court Recognizes Sex Work as a ‘Profession’

Context In a significant order recognizing sex work as a “profession”, the Supreme Court has directed that police should neither interfere nor take criminal action against adult and consenting sex workers. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Social Empowerment, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues Dimensions of the Article What did […]

On Marital Rape, Regressive Notions Undermine Autonomy of Women

Context On 11 May, two judges of the Delhi High Court handed down separate judgments in RIT Foundation v Union of India. Relevance GS-I: Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Dimensions of the Article Background The Two Judgements Way Forward Background […]

PIB – 1 DECEMBER 2021

CONTENTS: ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY PROGRAMME TO UPSKILL STREET FOOD VENDORS NATIONAL JAL JEEVAN MISSION (NJJM) NATIONAL EDIBLE OIL MISSION-OIL PALM (NMEO-OP) LITHIUM ANAEMIA AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY Focus: GS Paper 2: Health, Government Policies & Interventions, Welfare Schemes, Issues Related to Women Why in news? As per recently released […]

WISTEMM, KIRAN, NARI SHAKTHI PURASKAR AND KISHORI HEALTH CARDS

WISTEMM The Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (WISTEMM)”program of Department of Science and Technology(DST) in association with Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) have provided international exposure to several women scientists. Details of WISTEMM Around 20 women scientists have visited 20 leading institutions across the United States of America […]

MASON, CENTENARIANS, ARTISTS AMONG NARI SHAKTI WINNERS

Focus: GS-II Social Justice, Women Empowerment, Prelims Why in news? A mason, a centenarian athlete, Jharkhand’s “Lady Tarzan” and a “mushroom mahila” were among the 15 women awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar by President Ram Nath Kovind, on 8th March 2020, on account of International Women’s Day. The government gives away the awards every year […]