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Separate lock-ups, prisons needed for transgenders: Court

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:03

A Delhi court has stressed on the need for separate lock-ups, prisons and other provisions for transgenders, who have been declared as "third gender", saying they have full legal rights and "cannot be shuttled between man and woman depending upon convenience".

India ranks 135 on human development index: UNDP

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:36

India ranked 135 out of 187 countries on the human development index in UNDP`s annual report 2014 released Thursday.

Include `third gender` children in schools, states advised

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 23:36

States and union territories have been advised to take steps for admitting socially and educationally backward "third gender" children in educational institutions, parliament was told Wednesday.

ITU, UN Women launch award for gender equality technology

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:40

ITU and UN Women have launched a new global technology award that recognises outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

Govt asked to set up Gender Sensitive Committee

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:32

Parliament has enacted a law providing for establishment of gender sensitivity committees at all workplaces but itself does not have any such panel, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Emma Watson to serve as ` UN goodwill ambassador for women`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:07

Emma Watson will now play United Nation`s Goodwill Ambassador for Women.

Woman on top

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 01:15

From not getting an interview call to becoming the managing director of Alfa Laval-Tetra Pak India, Lila Poonawala has stepped up the corportate ladder. She talks to Prachi Rege about breaking the glass ceiling and the importance of hard work irrespective of gender

France retreats on teaching boy-girl equality

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:31

France is replacing its plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

New computer model can perceive gender

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 19:02

Scientists have, for the first time, developed a mathematical model based on 3D facial scans that enables computers to objectively perceive gender.

Students portray gender issues through paintings

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 19:31

Students portray gender issues through paintings

Male Twitter users biased towards women: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:46

Gender bias is real on Twitter. According to research, twitter conversations among men feature fewer mentions of women.

Amnesty welcomes Supreme Court`s transgender verdict

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 07:45

A millions lives would improve thanks to Supreme Court of India`s recognition of transgender people`s human rights, a right body has said.