Category Archives: Gender equality

Leaving the Glass Ceiling Behind; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0137/2016 Courtesy: Vidura, a journal of the Press Institute of India, July-September 2016 Volume 8 Issue 3.  Ages have passed since the tender feet of little girls in China were compressed into narrow shoes, and though women in that country are still struggling within the narrow walls of societal pressures, there’s a determination among them to progress. Asma Masood reports, buoyed by her recent visit to Beijing.  Women in China seem at first… Read Article →

Because They Too, Are Worth It: Gender Issues Among Rohingya Women; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0135/2016 Courtesy: Red Elephant Foundation This article has been published by Red Elephant Foundation (an Initiative for Peace and Gender Equality through Storytelling) to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9).  “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” ― Aung San Suu Kyi (From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995… Read Article →

Book Review: The Other Tamils of Sri Lanka; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

CAS article no. 0047/2016 Courtesy: The Book Review, VOLUME XL NUMBER 3 March 2016 Kumari Jayawardena and Rachel Kurian, Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations: Two Centuries of Power and Protest (Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad, 2015), Price not mentioned.  The book traces two centuries old history of plantations in Sri Lanka from its inception in the early 19th century to the present. In so doing the book highlights the complex… Read Article →