Category Archives: Women

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 →

Impressions of an Indian woman in China; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0071/2016 Courtesy: Institute of Chinese Studies Blog  Asma Masood, Research Officer, Chennai Centre for China Studies, was part of an all India think tank delegation to visit China from 21-29 April 2016. “Don’t worry,” an Indian lady friend from Shanghai advised before my China visit. “This is Ram Rajya. You will be safe.” These words were reassuring, but I felt a smidgen of doubt. After all, living in… Read Article →