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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Can We Live Our Lives? Being Women In A Society…

By Sameena Taskeen / Jeddah

Muslim women are a diverse community, coming from many different cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, not to mention having various levels of religiosity. However they are united by their identification with a faith that many assert is contrary to women’s rights. The two rights of freedom of religion and gender equality are well established principles within the international human rights framework, and the perceived tension between them becomes magnified in a multicultural context like Saudi Arabia and any other progressive country.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Redefining Domestic Violence - Experiences of Dalit Women

Domestic violence against dalit women has not caught the attention of social science researchers. 

The National Family Health Survey 2006 showed that the prevalence of violence is much higher against women belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes as compared to women outside these categories. 

This article is based on fieldwork done in parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Among the causes for domestic violence against dalit women were male alcoholism, the man's suspicious nature, dowry demands, husband's extramarital relations and the complex social situations related to inter-caste marriages. Dalit and tribal women, thus, end up facing caste discrimination and harassment outside the home and domestic violence inside.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spotlight: Women Can Build A New Politics In New India

By Sumera Shahnaz | INNLIVE

Engaging in formal politics is basically about engaging in making a claim for power or for access to it. This power can, of course, be used in ways that are enabling to the groups that the elected politician represents. Given this, we could ask how far reservation of seats in legislative councils for women would enable them to gain the power to negotiate the issues and concerns that impact their lives and affirm the rights demanded by the women’s movement.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Prespective: Muslim women fight patriarchal Sharia laws In India

Several women’s groups are now fighting the age-old gender bias perpetuated by Sharia law and finding ways to help Muslim women who have suffered due to its patriarchal dispensations. INNLIVE reports on some of these, including one which proposes a codification of such law, reinterpreted.

In her captivating documentary film Invoking Justice, the seasoned and acclaimed film maker Deepa Dhanraj, portrays how the Muslim Women’s Jamaat functioning in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu assists women to secure redressal under the Sharia law, for the violence and injustice they face. Many of these women survive extreme partner violence, severe marital disputes, sexual or other harassment, privately or publicly.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Women Sarpanchs: 'Fighting Against All Odds' In MP

By Shirish Khare / Bhopal

Panchayats of Madhya Pradesh provide reservation of up to 50 per cent for women, but the participation of women in governance has gone beyond such new roles. INN Live reports on how women leaders are transforming the very traditions and symbols of grassroots politics. 

It does not take much time to form stereotypes, especially if these are negative and related to women.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Special Report: Personal Laws: A Muslim 'Reality Check'

By M H Ahssan / INN Bureau

Fragmentation of religious authority, greater debate and dissent within communities, and increasing literacy and awareness among women have transformed the landscape of personal laws and made the old debate over a uniform civil code largely irrelevant. 

In July 2013, Mumbai’s first Sharia Court was set up. Contrary to the images this might convey, this particular Sharia court is for women, will be run by women and was set up by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Aandolan (BMMA).

Monday, May 27, 2013


By Bismah Fatima / Hyderabad

Author and curator Samina Ali has written a novel, founded a feminist organization, been an ambassador, and the one strand running through all her work is her determination to create a greater awareness about Islam. “There’s nothing in the faith itself that diminishes women – it’s power, politics, and sometimes a purposeful misapplication of Islamic law,” said Ali. Ali’s most recent project is the International Museum of Women’s Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices, an online exhibition about Muslim women that she has curated. INN chat informally in an interviewed with Samina ali. Excerpts of the chat:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Women Scorned, But Indian Politicians See No Hell's Fury

By Prajit Saxena (Guest Writer)

Another Women’s Day has come and gone, but India, the world’s largest democracy, is yet to resolve the vexing issue of the Women’s Reservation Bill, the one instrument that was expected to set the benchmark in terms of giving a political voice to the women of this country. This, even as both the outgoing government and Opposition kept taking turns to claim that they are keen to see more women in Parliament. For some unexplained reason, there has been no resolute move from either side even as undue haste has been shown, at least from the side of the government, to get the likes of Lokpal Bill passed.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Changing Scenarios… Women’s Lib to Men’s Lib!

By Naira Yaqoob (Guest Writer)

To say that there is nothing constant as change would be to pronounce but the obvious. World has changed, life has changed, people have changed. In this changing scenario who gets the time to ponder over certain issues which affect the lives of not all- but few? If we take some time to be in solitude, to be near nature, to be with God, maybe we will realize the meaning of our life- who we are, why we have been created and what we are expected to do. Beside work, studies, or entertainment in which we mostly indulge into, there is more to life than that. Our grey cells are not only meant for such activities but also to think about things, which are not apparent or discover things that are left undiscovered.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

City Of Fears: Is Delhi Any Safer For Women?

By Kajol Singh / INN Bureau

For a city that has witnessed unprecedented anti-rape protests, boasts four helplines for women — 100, 1091, 1096 and 181 — has Delhi become any safer? Not really. Revisiting the Munirka bus stop from where the young physiotherapy student took a private bus on December 16, while women continue to travel in buses that ply in late evenings, their journeys are fraught with  fear.

Deepa Joshi, a 25-year-old who boards a bus from the stand five days a week told the newspaper that her parents still get worried and call her up to ask her whereabouts.

Like many women who use public transport out of necessity, Joshi feels safer because she abides by a set of unwritten rules for women in the city. She dresses demurely, makes no eye contact, avoids the more crowded buses and gets home early. In short, she takes all the advice that was handed out to women by the police and politicians in the wake of the December protests.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Power of 49 - Can Women Change 'Vote Bank Politics'?

By Siddhi Sharma | INNLIVE

POLITICAL INSPIRATION Comprising 49 per cent of the electorate, Indian women could easily skew the general elections any which way they like. 

Power of 49 initiative for women, was launched in August 2013 with an objective to awaken women, inspiring them to cast an informed and independent vote and exercise the power they have to make or break a government in the forthcoming elections. The campaign was born out of the insight that women do not get their due from the establishment because they don’t participate fully in the electoral process.

'Power of 49' is a campaign to encourage women to vote this election. Indian Woman today influences the economy , the growth and also the stability of our nation. As it is famously believed that , A man has his will but women has her way. It’s evident in every facet of life that women influence a lot of decision-making around us.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lifestyle@Work: What Women Do And Men Ought To Do?

By Peter Dean / Molly Shepard (Guest Writers)

We’d like to request that you list on a piece of paper the attributes that best describe the behavior of the ideal leader to whom you would happily report. Please do this now. When your list is completed, please read the article first before referring again to your list.

At The Leader Edge or Leaders By Design, we have decades of collective experience researching leadership. Recent findings in neuroscience, along with decades of observations running a firm dedicated to coaching executive men and women leaders, have led us to the insights we share below.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Special Report: The Myth Of The 'Muslim Population' Bomb

If the Hindutva brigade is to be believed, India will become a Muslim majority country by 2035. INNLIVE sifts through available data to set the record straight.

Will Muslims outnumber Hindus by 2035 and become the majority in India? Several search results on Google warn how the Muslim population in the country will expand to 92.5 crore, while Hindus will shrink to 90.2 crore by 2035. By 2040, Hindu festivals will no longer be celebrated. 

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Jobs For Women: Why India Does Worse Than Somalia

As Women’s Day rolls in and various debates around the Indian woman unfold–such as her role, education, freedom, responsibilities and job prospects–one thing is clear: the percentage of women in India’s workforce is declining.

Women’s workforce participation in India is the lowest among the BRICS nations. A range of countries, such as Bahrain, Malaysia and even Somalia (37%) do much better.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Armed With The 'Qura'an' And The 'Constitution', These Strong Women Are Fighting 'Fundamentalism' In Life!

SUCCESS STORY: India's Muslim women, often called a minority within a minority for their double handicap of gender and faith, are challenging medieval religious laws that have oppressed them for centuries. 

In 2007, two women co-founded the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), a group that is leading this fight. When Noorjehan Safia Niaz (43) and Zakia Soman (50) came together to empower Muslim women, they did not imagine the response they would get.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

India’s Pioneering Women Qazis Ask Muslim Men: Have You Read The Quran?

Newly trained women Islamic clerics, or Qazis, have started work in towns across India, offering an invaluable support system to Muslim women, and inviting opposition from orthodox circles.

Iqra's world fell apart in six months.

In her telling, it began, as it often does, with marriage. The 23-year-old's marriage to Ali was an exchange programme of sorts. Ali was her cousin, son of her khaala, her mother's sister. In turn, Iqra's brother married the same khaala's daughter. Her khaala also became her mother-in-law. Such marriage between first cousins is commonplace among Muslims in South Asia.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

After 66 Years, Why The Glass Is Half Empty For Women?

By Abhilasha Khaitan (Guest Writer)

Sixty-six years on, you hope to see the glass as half full. Desperately so. But scan the newspaper, switch on the television or scroll down your Twitter feed and you find that there is little evidence that it isn’t. In fact, it is half empty.

India’s independence from the Raj has little to do with the freedom of its women. On the contrary, there are enough examples of major social reforms benefiting women under the British rule, for instance, the abolition of sati (the practice of self-immolation by women on their husband’s funeral pyre) and the betterment of widows.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Drought In India: Women Battle Cruelties Everyday And Exit Isn't An Option


It's a women's drought", declared Avik Saha, my partner in imagining and designing this padyatra, and now my co-passenger. This was the third day of our padyatra in Marathwada. We had just gone past yet another queue of women and girls waiting for water with their pitchers and cans.

It took some time for his formulation to sink in. Avik is always on the lookout for a way to summarize what we have seen. I guess his astonishing range of experience - a high-flying real estate lawyer, a humble organic farmer, the patron of a classic guitar society and a connoisseur of indigenous seeds - accounts for his knack for thinking a step ahead of everyone else. I had learnt not to let his remarks go past me.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

In Focus: 'Reasons For 'Rape Bombs' Exploding In India'

By Likha Veer | INN Live

Mahatma Gandhi's words that India can proud of its Independence only when a woman walks freely without fear in nights makes one wonder, when India really claim to have got Independence. With every passing second, 'Rape Bombs' are exploding in Indian Republic and needless to say everyone,including the Govt,police forces,legal system became mute spectators.

Even saner lot are unable to fathom how to curb violence and atrocities against women and psychologists too are at their wits ends as to what could be the reason behind increased crimes aganst women. After the henious and dastardly incident on Nirbhaya,public anger grew so much so that many came out to streets forcing Govt to take steps and enact even 'Nirbhaya Act'.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Exclusive: New Face Of Bangalore 'All Men' Police Force

By Khaja Pasha / INN Bureau

The new government has recast the city police force with a new commissioner, additional commissioners, joint commissioners and deputy commissioners. But one thing has not changed. No matter which government is in power: there are no women in top posts.

Currently, in Bangalore, there is not a single woman above the rank of inspector. In all, there are only 716 women police officers in a city with 45 lakh women.

The number of women in the police force may not directly reflect on the crimes against women. However, soon after the gang-rape of the paramedical student in Delhi, debates established that increasing the number of women in the police force made it easier for women to access justice.