Representation

Impediments to Dignified Life for LGBTQIA+ Community

“To deny people their human rights, is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela.  The first Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 — All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights — unequivocally embraces every individual and entitles them, uncompromisingly, to equality, liberty, and dignity. Article 21 …

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What Does UGC’s Move for Greater Academia-Industry Engagement Mean for Women in STEM?

In what could be a policy change of the decade in the higher education space in India, the University Grant Commission (UGC) recently approved draft guidelines under which professionals like civil servants, engineers, lawyers, artists, and media persons with 15 years of experience might be able to teach at universities and colleges without a Ph.D. …

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How Reservation for Women in Panchayati Raj Institutions Turned into a Proxy Paradox

Despite the fact that women account for half of the country’s population, their representation in the public arena is limited due to the country’s socio-cultural circumstances and patriarchal structure. India is no exception as just like many other countries of the world, women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making. As the data suggests, the …

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