48.2% of India’s population is women (World Bank Survey, 2017) and it is estimated that roughly 20% of any given female population will suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and a smaller percentage will receive the diagnosis of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD may be defined as pre menstruation symptoms, which cause emotional and physical symptoms, […]
Women are often subjected to a timeline about how each year of their life should pan out. A checklist. And with each phase of the timeline comes a voice. Is there an ideal timeline for a woman’s life?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Beauty [/ˈbjuːti/] is a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Not only the entire idea of judging women on the basis of their appearance preposterous, but it is also demeaning, and creates a big dent on a […]
Madame Marie Curie the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize, and then again. The only person to receive the Nobel prize in two different scientific fields. This Polish-French physicist and chemist was not just exceptionally ahead of her times in academics, but she was also a female powerhouse. The fifth child of teachers, […]
As the name suggests, menstrual leave is leave granted to a woman during her period and can be either paid or unpaid, depending on the company’s policies. The reason being that according to a study 20% of the 40% of the working female population experience a condition called dysmenorrhea that causes tremendous pain during menstruation. […]
I watched a video recently titled ‘I’m not like other girls’ by Girlsfeed, Buzzfeed India’s panel discussing mainstream issues of toxic masculinity, online dating and other everyday concerns a modern Indian woman faces. This particular video ran me through a series of emotions, ranging from guilt to anger to determination. Maybe it stung because […]
Here’s a quick update of what GiveHer5 has been up to in the last month. We conducted a video shoot with the beneficiaries of GiveHer5 and you can see all the footage here. Weare also partnering with WOTR for some new projects. Another project we are working on is one with the Srijan foundation which […]
‘We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.’ – Hillary Clinton With the Trump administration’s new attempt to implement laws that ban abortions, the battle has picked up pace like never before. […]