Understanding sentiments behind International Women’s Day

Source: https://www.history.com/news/the-surprising-history-of-international-womens-day

In 2021, haven’t we reached a point where the poignancy of ‘International Women’s Day’ has been watered down somewhat? Though it’s worth reflecting on the triumphs and tribulations of women who have broken through to lead and succeed in extraordinary ways, we are still far from gender parity.

The challenges that women face are complex and interrelated. Their struggle is a constant one — be it within the family or outside the realms of it — encountering upheavals in many facets of society. …

At a time when everyone is confined to stay in their houses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions working on primary data collection, with deadlines looming and no clear vision of future field trips, are looking at alternatives for conducting surveys. One of them being phone survey.

As per the ‘Household Survey on India’s Citizen Environment & Consumer Economy’ (ICE 360° survey) conducted in 2016, 88% of households in India today have mobile phones and, as of December 2019, over 77% of Indians have access to wireless broadband through smartphones. …

Trisha Chaudhuri

Data Scientist | Program Officer | Population Council | Views are personal |

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