A government job, with its benefits and safety net, is an aspiration for most Indians. Any perceived rollback in such employment opportunities is bound to fuel anxiety
Economic insecurity caused by lockdowns during the early days of Covid-19 forced many households to rely on government welfare schemes to fulfil their consumption needs. Using data from the June 2020 round of the Delhi NCR Coronavirus Telephone Survey, this article shows that few households received both foodgrains and cash transfers, particularly in urban areas, and urban residents were also eight percentage points less likely to receive cash transfers vis-à-vis their rural counterparts.
The right to obtain a legal abortion is vital to reduce inequalities.
Several changes may have taken place in the lives of Indian women but gendered realities continue to reflect in their status in a family every day.
Sonalde Desai writes: It is time for us to focus on empowering all women, including Muslim women, by ensuring their access to education, employment, and public safety.