Saturday, April 13, 2024

Topic: Working Women

More women work in healthcare but they earn 24 per cent less than men: Report

Women working in the health and care sector earn nearly 25 per cent less than their male counterparts – a larger gender pay gap than in other economic sectors, two UN agencies said in a new report on Wednesday.

Employers having 10 or more employees must have sexual harassment panel: Union

Every employer and organisation, whether in public or private sector, employing 10 or more people must set up an internal committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Kerala High Court quashes ‘only male can apply’ job notification

The Kerala High Court on Friday quashed a job notification that states only male candidates to apply observed that a female who is completely qualified can't be denied of her entitlement to be considered for work.

Millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows

Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday, has revealed.

Shashi Yadav: Left’s lone woman candidate and vocal leader of working women in Bihar

According to CPI-ML general secretary and one of the star faces of Grand Alliance Dipankar Bhattacharya, "Shashi Yadav is a fearless, tireless campaigner for women's freedom and equality and rights of scheme workers."

Women health workers: Working relentlessly in hospitals and at home

Women globally make up over 70 per cent of workers in health, including those working in care institutions. They are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 and these past few weeks have been the worst they have ever seen. As a result of the pandemic they are facing a double burden: longer shifts at work and additional care work at home.