‘Women should actively work to take up more space’

by Rashmee

Posted on May 12, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA The other day I heard bestselling American crime writer Sara …

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Women’s rights mean coming to the table ‘as you are, knitting needles in hand’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 17, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA Two of the more interesting ideas on gender equity have …

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If politics is now a ‘co-ed sport’, women have to take the ball and run… and run

by Rashmee

Posted on November 19, 2019


I was very taken by Ruth Marcus’s comment in The Washington Post on the great …

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The MJ Akbar case shows women need men to embrace #MeToo for it to have any real impact

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2018 / The National


There has been a lot of activity around India’s #MeToo movement of late and depending …

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Woman to have baby is really not a news story. But a prime minister?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2018


Put a 37-year-old woman in the prime minister’s office and the next thing you know …

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Saudi should be pleased Belgium believes its pledge on women’s rights

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2017


The Saudi Crown Prince should be pleased. A few months after his very public, much-touted …

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Are US Republicans the party of the moral majority or of Donald Trump and Roy Moore?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 9, 2017


  When Al Franken resigns from the US Senate he will be the most prominent …

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Jacinda Ardern. Sebastian Kurz. Emmanuel Macron. Justin Trudeau…roll call of the young

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2017


With Jacinda Ardern’s ascent (by coalition-deal-making on Thursday) to New Zealand’s highest office, that’s four …

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What Singapore’s hijab-wearing first woman president tells us about that efficient city-state

by Rashmee

Posted on September 15, 2017


Speak to an Indian, a Brit or an American about Singapore and listen to them …

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Is it sexist to ask a potential employee their plans? Only if it’s a young-ish woman it seems

by Rashmee

Posted on August 3, 2017


Is it sexist to ask a potential employee their plans for the future? Yes, if …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK