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India ranks among the lowest in the world in women’s entrepreneurship

A lack of access to funds is one of the biggest hurdles Indian women face in pursuing entrepreneurship.
By Mimansa Verma for Quartz on June 22, 2022
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What About Women? Budget 2021 Ignores Gender Gap Widened by COVID

High levels of domestic violence faced by women during the pandemic was a persistent area of gender inequality.
By Amita PitreView for The Quint on February 2, 2021
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India's gender budget yet to shift from policy to on-ground priorities

Budget 2021-22 clubs various key schemes without providing specific allocations, the funding is cornered by a few ministries, and the government has not been able to leverage the potential of a gender-responsive budget as a tool for inclusive economic growth
By Divya J Shekhar for Forbes on February 3, 2021
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Budget 2021: No Lessons Learnt From the Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Women?

With seemingly no attempt to address the disparities related to women's livelihood, education and nutrition, the Centre's endeavour towards economic recovery might not be inclusive.
By Shagufta Gupta, Shalu Bindal for The Wire on February 18, 2021
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Nirbhaya Fund: Where did millions set aside after Delhi gang rape go?

In 2013 - the year after the Delhi gang rape - India launched the ambitious $113m Nirbhaya Fund, vowing to reduce violence against women. Hundreds of millions of dollars followed since but a major new report by the charity Oxfam India finds that the fund has not done its job.
By Aparna Alluri, Shadab Nazmi for BBC on February 9, 2021
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Decoding India's First COVID-19 Gender Budget

Last year, in response to the pandemic, India allocated 6% of its Union Budget outlay to schemes benefitting women; in Union Budget 2021-22, the Gender Budget outlay has been cut by 26%.
By Mitali Nikore, Tanvi Mahant for IndiaSpend on February 5, 2021