NCERT looks into textbooks to weed out gender bias Indian Express The first-ever gender audit of NCERT textbooks reveals that though they are largely gender inclusive and attempt to highlight gender concerns, “there are elements of stereotypes in some textbooks”.
The Gender Analysis of primary school NCERT textbooks -18 of them – shows “men mainly in a variety of professions and women as homemakers, teachers, nurses and doctors”.
Following the December 16 Delhi gangrape, the Prime Minister’s Office had asked the Human Resource Development ministry to emphasise on moral science in schools and include chapters on value education in textbooks so that gender sensitivity and respect for women are inculcated in students at a young age. The Justice Verma Committee also recommended that gender equality be integrated in the curriculum at all levels in school education and gender modules developed for percolation of issues of equality and equity.
Gender inequality still problem in academia The Oracle The University of Colorado at Boulder announced last week it would implement leadership change in its philosophy department in order to affect a cultural shift making the department “less hostile to women,” an article in Inside Higher Ed stated.
The article stated that an external report found women were often the victim of harassment, lewd gazes and uncomfortable email exchanges, calling the behaviors “divisive” and “uncivil.”
This announcement seems shocking given the context.
One would think in the world of academia, where individuals are at the highest levels of educational work, the gender disparities would be at their smallest.
The Sexual Politics Of ‘Downton Abbey’ MediaPost Communications It’s becoming increasingly apparent that “Downton Abbey,” once lauded as an incisive depiction of the British class system, has largely abandoned class-based storylines in favor of sexual politics.
This is no surprise. Historical fiction usually reflects the preoccupations of the era in which it is composed, and identity politics (gender, race, sexual orientation, religion) has displaced class conflict as the primary source of divisiveness in the 21stcentury. Consider how hard it’s been for President Obama to promote his campaign on income inequality. If the President of the United States can’t get people to care about class, how can Julian Fellowes?
Why more women must participate in the 2014 elections Daily News & Analysis In the run-up to the last round of Assembly elections in 2013, a Gender Manifesto was released by women’s organisations setting out a series of priorities across demographic groups and economic sectors. It is safe to assume that no political party or candidate engaged with this list and made it a part of their campaign. The only gender issue that featured was safety in Delhi, with the incumbents on the defensive. But there is more to a feminist agenda than safety, and women’s participation is high on that agenda.
BCCI election women contenders optimistic Bahrain News Agency Manama: Feb. 5 – (BNA): Businesswomen hopefuls have expressed high expectations to serve the Kingdom Bahrain and its people ahead of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)’s twenty-eighth election.
Women candidates said they hope to serve the national economy and all segments of the business community.
Women candidates presented ambitious election programmes, which included plans and programmes aimed to activate the role of the BCCI and to enrich the national arena and to develop efficient administrative staffs as well as positively enhancing and impacting on all dossiers required.
Where is gender balance as only two women vie for LSK posts? The Standard Digital News NAIROBI, KENYA: The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) elections draw likeness with the General Election, attracting few women candidates bringing to …
Commissioner: Third of candidates should be women B92 Thanks to amendments to the law on the election of MPs, women account for 30 percent of MPs in the Serbian parliament, she said, adding that the …
Gender wars in big politics: estrogen vs testosterone The Voice of Russia The most famous photo on the Internet after the recent Munich security conference is a photograph of four Defense Ministers of the Northern Europe.
Ban pledges UN commitment to advancing gender equality, women’s empowerment UN News Centre Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second right) with from left: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women, former United States …
Eliana Lopez: Actress Had to Quit The Vagina Monologues Since Vaginas of Conservative Women … SF Weekly (blog) Now that FOX News has gotten into the act, I’d like to take a moment to talk to supporters, allies, and members of the community about the controversy …
Women should play golf to climb corporate ladder: John Tory CANOE The radio talk show host, CivicAction chairman and former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader suggested Monday on Newstalk 1010 that women …