How are women affected by the Indians’ belief in the zodiac/star signs/soothsaying?

It’s quite fascinating when you google ‘zodiac signs.’ Match your date of birth and one zodiac sign — it will show your power color, favorable nature elements, gemstones, and even your personality. I remember checking my zodiac signs with my friends in middle school and laughing about how precise those zodiac signs were. (We skipped … Continue reading How are women affected by the Indians’ belief in the zodiac/star signs/soothsaying?

Modern  Slavery in India – what is it and what is being done to stop it?

There are currently more slaves living in India than in the rest of the world, with estimates ranging between 14 and 18 million. Slavery is very much still a lucrative business and it nets traffickers around $150 billion a year. To make this even more shocking, one-third of the profits is produced in developed countries. … Continue reading Modern  Slavery in India – what is it and what is being done to stop it?

Human Rights Day and women’s human rights in India

On the 10th of December of every year, Human Rights Day is celebrated. But what are human rights? And why do we celebrate Human Rights Day on this date? Human rights are the inalienable, basic, and indisputable rights that every human being obtain the moment is born. Human rights are worldwide valid, and they include the … Continue reading Human Rights Day and women’s human rights in India

Is discrimination ever positive?

The enhancement of women's rights has been considered as one of the important roadmaps to equality. Many volunteering groups, activist groups, and individuals are in the women's rights community and are still fighting for women's rights even today. However, according to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women, it will take another 50 years to … Continue reading Is discrimination ever positive?