September 16, 2014: Tata Steel today flagged off the Indian Women’s Expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet, beginning 14th Sept, 2014. Ms Bachendri Pal, a living legend in mountaineering and Chief, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), will lead the seven-member all women’s team. The trekking into the beautiful Kharta valley is one of the most unusual and interesting approaches of expedition. The team will begin the expedition on September 14th, 2014 and will continue their journey till October 9th, 2014. The seven women contingent from various states in India include Premlata Agarwal from Jharkhand (housewife and & first Indian Woman to climb all the 7 highest summits in 7 continents), Chetna Sahoo from West Bengal, Jyoti Sharma from New Delhi, Tanu Verma from New Delhi, Sheetal Sangeeta Ekka from Jharkhand, Madhvi Sharma from Uttrakhand and Anita Vaidya from Gujarat. Speaking on the expedition, Bachendri Pal, Chief, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) said, “Such challenging and adventurous expeditions are an opportunity for women to realize their potential and serve as strong building blocks for the communities at large.”
September 12, 2014: After the brutal gang rape of a young woman in December 2012 in Delhi, following which she succumbed to her grievous injuries, there was a great upsurge of people protesting on the streets. The presence of young women in the movement for a violence free society for women has infused new energy and vigour. But even as voices confronted the patriarchal state, many public figures, criticised the victim for being out late in the evening with her ‘boyfriend’. Despite these remarks, the wave of anger was not to be contained. From day one, placards and slogans demanding an end to gender bias – ‘why are women blamed for sexual violence unleashed on them?’ or ‘why should girls retrain themselves from living their life to the fullest?’ – were being raised. The picture shows a file photo of a protest following the brutal December 16, 2012, rape incident confronted the patriarchal state. Courtesy: WFS
September 10, 2014: The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, said on Tuesday the number of cases topped 4,200, and reported that thousands of new cases are expected in Liberia over the coming three weeks. “Conventional Ebola control interventions are not having an adequate impact in Liberia,” WHO said in an update on Liberia issued Monday, “though they appear to be working elsewhere in areas of limited transmission, most notably in Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.” Photo: UNMIL
September 5, 2014: A woman painstakingly shifts her household belongings to a safer place as the flood waters rise. Several women in the flood hit state of Orissa have lived most of their lives in the shadow of one natural disaster or another – and yet every time they find themselves fighting nature and man-made problems to survive. By rotation, floods, droughts and cyclones afflict the eastern state of Odisha each year leaving millions of hapless families to pick up the pieces. It has been no different this time: 23 out of 30 districts have been submerged with over 300,000 people stranded or displaced. Photo: WFS
September 3, 2014: One of the 108 blue and pink toilets installed in the infamous village Katra Saadatgunj of the Badayun district in Uttar Pradesh. With the installation of these toilets, Indian NGO, Sulabh International kick-started its national campaign to provide toilets in every household. The village had made international headlines in May when two teenage cousin sisters were found hanging from a tree, reportedly killed when they had gone out to relieve themselves in the absence of a toilet in their home. Lack of toilets not only puts women and girls at risk of assaults, but open defecation also leads to a host of other infections and diseases. Photo: Rahul Kumar/OneWorld South Asia
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