ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Gujarat: Patriarchy Revisited - A Dress Code for Teachers

Instead of focusing on the educational infrastructure and cultivating the right educational atmosphere in the state, the Gujarat government, absurdly, is trying to enforce a dress code for women teachers. The move is an attempt to control women’s sexuality, while at the same time it impinges upon the personal freedom to dress according to one’s faith.

Contemporary Challenges to Women's Education

Why has education been peripheral to the concerns of the contemporary women's movement in India, especially given the legacy of struggle by women to establish their right to education? How can the women's movement re-engage with questions of education? Part of the challenge in thinking through concerns about gender and education lies in uncovering the dialectical linkages between the formal education system and larger social and economic processes and their influence on girls' and womenâ??s lives.
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