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Night shifts still problematic for female journalists: expert
May 02, 2014 Experts at a consultation in New Delhi on the World Press Freedom Day rued that India’s national media lacks social diversity as it does not reflect the country’s social profile.
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Women's Cooperative diversifies farming activities in Orissa
Apr 09, 2013 National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) has encouraged and empowered women to start managing a cooperative on their own, and has also started to address the issues that the poor farmers in the village were facing.
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Despite progress, gender inequality persists: study
Jul 10, 2015 The MDG report-2015 states that women continue to face discrimination in many parts of the world.
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Son preference is a global issue, say experts
Jul 17, 2015 Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.
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UN Women unveils campaign on gender equality
Jul 08, 2014 The Beijing+20 campaign was kicked off online in May, and has already galvanized a global audience of 40 million, with media, civil society organizations and individuals actively engaged in a re-energized conversation.
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UN Women announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador
Jul 08, 2014 Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series.
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Empowering women through convergence
Aug 01, 2013 Hand in Hand-India’s project in Rajasthan aims to facilitate convergence of all women-centric socio-economic development programmes of the government through Self-help Groups.
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UN Women announces ten bold commitments
May 06, 2015 The initiative prioritizes legislative bodies and corporations in view of the gender inequality that exists in these areas.
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Transgender is a third legal gender: Indian apex court
Apr 16, 2014 UNDP has hailed the landmark Supreme Court of India Judgment on the rights of transgenders to choose their identity.
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India: Schools for safety: Lessons on gender equality
Sep 29, 2013 Violence has penetrated the schooling system, just as it has become a lived reality for girls and women whether in homes, offices or public spaces, writes Aditi Bishnoi.
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India: Arunachal’s first woman judge is in court
Nov 17, 2013 This achievement of Arunachal’s first woman judge is remarkable considering she belongs to the Miju Mishmi tribe, which is dwindling in numbers, writes Abdul Gani.
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India: Why property rights for women matter
Nov 07, 2013 For women, effective rights in property are critically important, not just for their economic well-being but also for their political and social empowerment, writes Bina Agarwal.
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UN urges renewed efforts to end violence against girls
Nov 27, 2013 The UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri has called gender-based violence a ‘gross human rights violation’ and a ‘pandemic.
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Sexual harassment: Ganguly must go, say women's rights activists
Dec 26, 2013 There is ample prima facie evidence of Justice A K Ganguly having sexually harassed a young woman with impunity, say women’s rights activists across India.
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Activists urge Indian President, PM to pass Women's Bill
Nov 11, 2013 Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, women activists in India have pointed out the delay in passage of Women's Reservation Bill.
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Ex-slave girls of Nepal get new lease of life
Oct 11, 2013 The ex-Kamalaris or bonded labourers are usually girls and teenagers from the Tharu community, one of Nepal’s most marginalized indigenous groups.
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Women turning to survival sex in Sri Lanka’s north
Oct 11, 2013 Sexuality is largely considered taboo in Sri Lanka's north where caste and class are still decisive factors in women’s subservience.
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Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari bags Lotus award
May 20, 2015 Dr Ranjana Kumari, a long-time champion for women’s causes, has worked tirelessly to promote women's political participation
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India: Sterlisation by default: Where’s choice in family planning?
Aug 23, 2013 Odisha is a specific instance where the state continues to piggyback on female sterilisation to meet its development agenda, writes Leena Uppal.
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Smokeless stoves for rural homes in Karnataka
Apr 08, 2013 TIDE, a Karnataka-based NGO, disseminates smokeless stoves among rural women in the state using a gender sensitive market driven approach.
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The Indian marriage: Unequal tie
Oct 06, 2013 Debt because of marriage is very much a part of the Indian reality. In fact, the cash component of dowry has only grown over the years, tells Ravinder Kaur, a professor in a conversation with Pamela Philipose.
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Gendered approach to urban planning
Apr 08, 2013 The Gender and Space project was undertaken by Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR) to identify gendered dimensions of public spaces usage by examining infrastructural setups, cultural environments and ideological terrains.
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Wipro, HCL recognized for their work on gender equality
Mar 08, 2014 The CEOs from HCL and Wipro from India were amongst the five CEOs that were honoured by UN Women and UN Global Compact.
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Women’s participation sought for shaping global future
Mar 08, 2014 To commemorate Women’s Day, top international leaders called for full realization of women’s rights in the 21st century.
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Indian criminal justice system not victim friendly: Lawyer
Nov 26, 2013 "Provisions for penalizing complainants must be removed as they tend to discourage reporting rather than support the victim,” said Indira Jaising, India’s Additional Solicitor General.
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Bollywood’s exclusive club of female lyricists
Oct 10, 2013 Even now women in the industry are exploited while the men rule, says Maya Govind, a very creative and popular poetess.
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Women’s rights: India urged to adopt extensive reforms
Jul 01, 2014 India must commit to extensive reforms to uphold women’s rights during a UN review of the action it has taken to improve the situation of women, Amnesty International India said.
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Will these 61 women in India's Parliament make a difference?
Jul 01, 2014 The more women take up political responsibilities, the broader will be parliamentary representation, writes Seema Guha.
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A quarter of men in some Asian nations admit to rape
Sep 13, 2013 Half of men report using violence and a quarter perpetrate rape according to UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia-Pacific.
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India: We are citizens too, say sex workers and transgenders
Feb 01, 2014 New vote banks and unconventional aspirants are already changing the dynamics of politics in India, writes Anuradha Dutt.
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