Vastu housing finance rolls out menstruation leave for women employees

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Mumbai, March 06, 2023: Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Limited, a digital-first housing finance company, has introduced a menstruation leave policy effective March 2023. The women employees can avail of one full-day wellness leave, or two half-day wellness leaves every month, to prioritize their well-being. The company focuses on a slew of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) … Read more

#BoycottHersheys trend on Twitter is transphobic?

Hershey features trans woman in their advertisement, and some started a boycott trend

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Hershey Canada features a trans woman Fae Johnstone in its latest advertisement. However, some social media users started a boycott trend against Hershey for featuring a trans woman. Twitter users shared old screenshots of the trans woman that Hersheys chocolate is using as the face of their campaign for International Woman’s Day! … Read more

Hathras rape and murder: UP court acquits three accused, convicts one

Hathras rape and murder: UP court acquits three accused, convicts one

On Thursday 2 March, a special court in Uttar Pradesh acquitted three accused in the Hathras rape and murder case and found one person guilty. All four accused – Sandeep (20), Ravi (35), Luv Kush (23), and Ramu (26) – were produced before the court. Accused Ravi, Ramu and Luv Kush were acquitted by a … Read more

Timeline: Nasir and Junaid, two Muslim men burnt alive in Haryana

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On Thursday, the fully burnt bodies of two Muslim youths were found inside a vehicle in Bhiwani, Haryana. The deceased were identified as Junaid and Nasir, residents of Ghatmeeka village in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. Bajrang Dal’s cow vigilante Monu Manesar and his associates have been accused of burning these two youths alive on … Read more

Kerala Govt may consider marriage registration for transgender persons

Kerala Govt may consider marriage registration for transgender persons

The Kerala state government will soon try to amend the Kerala Marriage Registration (Common) Rules, 2008, to allow the registration of marriages of transgender people. According to the Hindu report, the move comes as a result of the absence of any reference to transgender people in the marriage laws of any religion or the Common … Read more

Story of the courageous 18 YO Mohini who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis

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“There are more unwell children than me, I shouldn’t complain”- Says 18 YO Mohini Dasade who has rheumatoid arthritis Written by Payal Paikrao | Translated by Alka Gadgil | There is a saying- Those who have grit will have the courage to face existential problems. However, this adage is not universally applicable. But you start … Read more

Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: How safe is the world for females?

“INFIBULATION”, also called FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). The practice of excising the genitals of a girl or woman and stitching together the edges of the vulva to prevent sexual intercourse. This unethical practice is still dominant in the tribal communities of South Africa, and northeastern Africa, particularly in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, … Read more

The silence surrounding the issue of female genital mutilation

The partial or total ablation of the female genitals, practiced by the Shiite community of bohras, can finally be the subject of open conversations… with a digital interlocutor working with artificial intelligence. Will artificial intelligence break the law of silence surrounding the issue of female genital mutilation? In India, two members of the Bohra community, a … Read more