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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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'Chastity' leading to women killings in Afghanistan
Oct 10, 2012 According to Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC), of the eighty women killed in the past six months, sixty per cent of those were considered chastity cases.
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New ban on women migrants discriminates, not a solution:HRW
Aug 14, 2012 On August 9, 2012, Nepal’s cabinet approved a ban on women under the age of 30 from traveling to the Gulf for work. The ban is a response to several publicized cases of abuse of Nepali domestic workers, including long work hours, unpaid wages, and in some cases physical or sexual abuse. This recent move comes two years after Nepal lifted a 12-year ban on any women working in Middle Eastern countries.
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Social enterprise supports mothers in need from rural India
Aug 22, 2012 MicroGraam looks at supporting and empowering low-income women in rural India through its new initiative called 'Make a Mother Happy Campaign'.
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Citi and Parinaam Foundation facilitate financial literacy trainings for 31,000 Women
Aug 29, 2012 To tackle financial exclusion, which is a major problem in rural India, Citi and Parinaam Foundation come together to encourage financial literacy among women in 14 states throughout India.
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Sexual harassment may mean loss of business licence
Sep 04, 2012 Business establishments in India might lose their licence if they repeatedly fail to comply with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill, passed by India’s lower house on Monday, says the country's leading newspaper, The Hindu.
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United Nations bans female genital mutilation
Dec 27, 2012 Female genital mutilation affects about 100-140 million women and girls, and each year it is estimated that an additional three million girls are at risk of being subjected to the practice globally.
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Low self esteem prevent women in Bhutan from participating in politics: study
Oct 19, 2012 According to a new study, factors like household duties and low self esteem, have prevented women in Bhutan from participating in politics.
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Rosemary's mission: Political power to Naga women
Aug 29, 2012 Rosemary Dzuvichu works tirelessly at changing the debate regarding gender roles in the north-eastern state of Nagaland, especially when it comes to bringing out their political voice.
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Sri Lanka: Jaffna’s women drive their way to financial independence
Sep 01, 2012 The civil war in Sri Lanka left many women without husbands and an income to sustain themselves with. A new initiative is training women in driving three-wheeler automobiles in the northern state of Jaffna or Trishaws as they're called, making these women self-reliant and able to earn a good living.
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India passes Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill
Feb 28, 2013 In a landmark decision, the Parliament passed the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Bill, giving more women the security of a law to address this issue which is often hidden and forgotten in India.
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Kashmiri women’s first brush with acid attack
Jan 28, 2013 The victim of a ghastly acid attack, a young Kashmiri girl, who till recently dreamt of being a bride in near future is now left with a devastated life and an endless struggle to recuperate, writes Sana Altaf.
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Afghanistan: Defend women’s rights
Jul 04, 2013 Donors should condition government funding on rights gains for women, says Human Rights Watch.
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After 30 years, Jharkhand gets a taste of woman power
Apr 07, 2013 In 2011, history was made in Jharkhand when 56 per cent of seats at the Panchayati Raj level were won by women. After 30 long years, the state sees a resurgence in political participation by women.
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Rape as a metaphor: Learnings on the road to justice
Apr 07, 2013 Rape, as a part of the law and the criminal justice system in India, has had a very long, arduous evolution. From a time when rapes by policemen were not considered extraordinary or raping women with objects as not even seen as rape, to now when there has been a furore over the rape and murder of the girl in Delhi. Pamela Philipose writes how the fight for justice should go on and not stop now.
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Society loves to imagine the worst: Shovna Narayan
Jul 04, 2016 Urging women to surge ahead with their inner strength, Kathak exponent and danseuse Padamshree Shovana Narayan exhorts women for not getting perturbed about the negative vibes from the society. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia:
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Facing HIV challenge through early intervention
Sep 01, 2013 A new study highlights the benefits of a holistic counseling based approach in preventing women’s sexual health problems.
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Dec 03, 2012 Indian matrimonial website’s widely followed online game over Facebook to combat the menace of the dowry system finds itself named among a list of prestigious awardees.
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Millions of women are raped, assaulted, beaten: UN chief
Nov 26, 2012 Up to 70 per cent of women experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said.
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India stands at 105 on global gender gap
Oct 25, 2012 Despite India gaining eight places on the index, the South Asian powerhouse is still ranked lowest among the BRIC states.
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Saving faces in Pakistan: a reality take on acid attack victims
Mar 11, 2013 Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy became a household name with her Oscar victory last year for the movie that brought the world face to face with the ugly truth of acid victims in Pakistan. For Obaidi 'Saving Face' changed things in Pakistan, and she talks about her experiences growing up in Pakistan in an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia. In the meanwhile, Chinoy continues her journey as a film maker who creates reams of films out of dire, stark realities of women world over.
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Shakti Vahini gets Vital Voices Global Leadership Award
Apr 04, 2013 The Kant brothers, who have been fighting for women's rights in myriad ways through their NGO Shakti Vahini got the prestigious Vital Voices Global Leadership Award for their work.
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"Decisions are still made by men, for men": Nisha Agrawal, Oxfam India
Mar 08, 2013 Nisha Agrawal has been the CEO of Oxfam India since March 2008 and has been working on issues of poverty and inequality for decades now. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia she talks about violence against women and how the farming sector is in crisis as people don't realise most farmers are women.
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Women's political participation low in South Asia
Nov 06, 2012 A UN Women report looks at the state of women and their political representation in all the countries of South Asia. The report finds that despite being guaranteed equality constitutionally, patriarchal social structures impede political ambitions of women all over.
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Girls urged to take lead on disaster management
Oct 12, 2012 The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström said over half of the 200 million people affected by disasters each year were female.
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Global health partnership saved 2.5 mn women
Mar 11, 2015 Global health partnership has saved 2.5 million women and children since 2010, says United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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The battles faced by women here are much harder: Urvashi Butalia
Mar 05, 2013 For people who think feminism is passé, Urvashi Butalia changes that perception. Butalia has been striving for equal rights for women for decades. Head of the feminist publishing house Kali for Women, Butalia has been an outspoken women's rights activist and writer. And she never shies away from talking what it takes to ensure women’s rights remains in the centre of every debate that is worth its salt.
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UK funds fight against violence to women and girls
Nov 30, 2012 A new initiative aims to address violence against women and girls in a minimum of 10 countries in Africa and South Asia.
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Bangladesh fares better than India in menstrual hygiene: UN
Oct 26, 2012 Archana Patkar, who works for a UN agency, explains to Ashok Kumar, why India cannot shine unless it improves its status on menstrual hygiene in rural areas.
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