Where are we going wrong?

Times of India - 19 March 2013
It's astonishing that we get the same results to the same set of questions year a f t e r ye a r. Should women work? Does women's work affect the care of the home? Is it difficult for men to work under a female boss? The answers to all: a resounding 'yes' from men, irrespective of age and class.

Delhi for Women campaign: TOI print ads

Times of India - 18 March 2013
NEW DELHI: The Times of India's Delhi for Women initiative isn't just an exercise to point flaws. We also want to help with the answers. Following are the advertisements which the Times of India's print edition is running on the Delhi for Women campaign.

Delhi men gather to apologise to Delhi women

Times of India - 16 March 2013
NEW DELHI: "Delhi Women: I'm Sorry, I'm Changing" read the posters lining Tolstoy Marg. Carried by men dressed in black, the posters attracted many a second glance. A foreign tourist even stopped to clap approvingly before walking right on.

All work, little pay for domestics

Times of India - 16 March 2013
THANKLESS LABOUR? Delhi's going-rate for domestic help way below minimum wages Given their rights, an 8-hour workday should fetch a house-help Rs 280-370 Want to be known as gharelu kaamgar, not naukrani, kamwali or bai Given their rights, an 8-hour workday should fetch a house-help Rs 280-370

Even lawyers not on equal footing

Times of India - 16 March 2013
Lawyer Pinky Anwand, who was one of the member of the committee set up by the Supreme Court Bar Association last year, also said such issues needed to be taken seriously. "Passing the sexual harassment at workplace bill is a major step and it will provide a proper recourse to the victim," she said.

Civic seats fail to empower

Times of India - 16 March 2013
NEW DELHI: The three municipal corporations in Delhi now have half of the seats reserved for women. The move to empower women got 156 councillors into the Houses in the 2012 elections against 90 women councillors in 2007. However, it turns out that increasing the number doesn't mean their male counterparts would accept them as equals.

Only 8% of Delhi’s women work

Times of India - 16 March 2013
According to data from the 2009-10 National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), just 8% of women above the age of 15 in urban Delhi are in the work force, compared to the national average of almost 20%. "Looking at the data over a longer period of time, we find that this last factor explains more than half of the fall in female participation in the labour force between 1994 and 2010," Kapsos said.