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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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India has women-friendly laws, implementation is poor: Geeta Luthra

Mar 13, 2015 04:22 PM New Delhi: This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaz talks about the laws and acts related to women. It provides important information on women’s rights like a woman cannot be arrested at night and that she cannot be put in a men’s cell under any condition.

Such information is being provided to the needy people, particularly women, scheduled castes, tribal communities and minorities through voice based information kiosks installed by the Indian government in the States of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

The Kiosks are part of a project, Nyaya Path, which is a joint initiative by the UNDP, Department of Justice, Government of India and OneWorld.

Geeta Luthra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, speaks about the importance of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. She further suggests that societal and educational change is important to make women empowered and respected. She added that the country has sufficient laws but the problem lies in their implementation which delays the process of justice.

Women’s rights: B'desh ahead of India, Pak, says Minister

Mar 12, 2015 12:52 PM Bangladesh is ahead of the countries like India, Nepal and Pakistan in implantation of the women's rights, said Bangladeshi Minister Syed Ashraful Islam.

Where are Children in the Indian budget?

Mar 11, 2015 01:10 PM Programmes that address equity, inclusive development and underpin the development of a strong, capable and peaceful nation have all been subjected to drastic budget cuts, stated Child Rights Activists working across a broad spectrum of issues that affect children.
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Global health partnership saved 2.5 mn women

Mar 11, 2015 11:41 AM 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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48% of adult males in India smoke or chew tobacco: study

Mar 11, 2015 11:00 AM To address alarmingly high level of tobacco use state governments in India have been urged to use a new campaign resource.

Women need policy support: Sheikh Hasina

Mar 09, 2015 01:12 PM Stressing on the need for equitable development, Bangladeshi Premier, Sheikh Hasina, called for policy support for women.
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Indian woman sues Uber in California court

Feb 23, 2015 03:56 PM Uber is an online taxi service, valued at $40 billion and operating through an App in over 250 cities around the world.

Invest in the youngest child Mr Finance Minister!

Feb 18, 2015 06:15 PM Dr Arun Gupta, Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of setting up 100 smart cities will only succeed if the government invests in children.
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Youth inclusion crucial for Community Radio: UNESCO

Feb 16, 2015 08:05 PM Experts from various organisations highlighted the role of Community Radio in giving voice to young men and women.
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SL Prez pledges to create an effective health service

Feb 11, 2015 11:45 AM The President said the Health Ministry had handled about 21,000 tenders annually so far and the process has turned the Ministry into a private company with rampant corruption.
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India closely monitoring situation on swine flu: Minister

Feb 02, 2015 01:03 PM The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has set up a round-the-clock monitoring cell to keep the public informed.

Social myths trigger malnutrition in tribal, rural areas

Jan 21, 2015 03:58 PM Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition.

Bamboo based entrepreneurship can benefit rural women

Dec 17, 2014 07:10 PM Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
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Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation

Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
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UN urges ‘fast-track’ approach to end AIDS epidemic

Dec 01, 2014 05:47 PM The report, Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, outlines a set of targets that would need to be reached by 2020.

Welfare schemes need to be fortified by grievance mechanisms: Poonam Muttreja

Nov 12, 2014 03:20 PM Executive Director of Population Foundation of India, Poonam Muttreja, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that community participation in welfare schemes is discouraged due to lack of proper grievance redressal mechanisms. Excerpts from the interview.
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More women should join dairy sector: Indian Minister

Nov 11, 2014 12:12 PM Involvement of women into the dairy sector will make India a world leader, said Radha Mohan Singh.

Making women’s voices count via ICT intervention

Nov 10, 2014 02:50 PM The project uses technologies such as SMS‐based networking to enable face‐to‐face meetings and provide a space for dialogue.

We can eradicate malaria—within a generation: Bill Gates

Nov 10, 2014 01:09 PM Melinda and I first called for eradication back in 2007 along with Margaret Chan, who runs the World Health Organization, writes Bill Gates.

The Hans Foundation unveils Rs 500 cr village development project

Nov 05, 2014 07:19 PM The project is designed to significantly improve the quality of life of the low-income communities in Uttarakhand.

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