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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Sexual crimes: Men must learn to control, says Soha Ali Khan

Apr 08, 2014 07:45 PM The first objective of cinema and television, especially of cinema is entertainment, believes Soha Ali Khan, a popular Bollywood actor.
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Why Should Women Vote?

Apr 08, 2014 11:20 AM Women’s groups question the call to vote given the small percentage of women candidates being fielded by Indian political parties.
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Govt programmes still out of reach for women: study

Apr 08, 2014 10:30 AM A briefing paper by UN Women calls on the Indian Government to respond to the needs of Dalit and Muslim women as well as transgenders.
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Medical Entomologist in India: Species on the verge of extinction?

Apr 07, 2014 06:15 PM The agent that assists an effective control of vector born disease the ‘Trained Medical Entomologist’ is now on the verge of extinction, writes Deepak Saxena.
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India: Porter number 15: For Rajasthan, Manju is a first

Apr 05, 2014 06:00 AM Manju, 34, works at the Jaipur Railway Station in Rajasthan’s state capital, writes Abha Sharma.
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52 per cent of slum kids in Delhi defecate in open: study

Apr 03, 2014 05:02 PM A new report by an NGO paints a very grim picture of nutritional status of children in India’s national capital.
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Empowering rural women through training programmess

Apr 02, 2014 05:00 PM Various women’s organisations hold water conservation and climate change training programmes for women elected representatives of rural Rajasthan.

PHFI’s position paper on air pollution & public health

Apr 02, 2014 11:20 AM Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) released a position paper on air pollution and public health in India.

New global initiative to address gender based violence

Mar 25, 2014 12:25 PM The Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative is a first-of-its-kind global program dedicated to assisting victims of extreme forms of gender-based violence around the world.
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My book will make a woman recognise her inner power: Abha Banerjee

Mar 12, 2014 09:05 PM Abha Maryada Banerjee, one of India’s prominent woman motivational speakers, spoke to OneWorld South Asia at the launch of her book ‘Nucleus: Power Women-Lead from the core’ in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Mary Kom felicitated on International Women’s day

Mar 12, 2014 11:16 AM Mary Kom rewarded three other women achievers from Aditya Birla hospital for being appreciated the most from fellow colleagues.

My show ‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ will inspire women: Meinal

Mar 11, 2014 04:55 PM Meinal Vaisnav plays the lead character of Dr Sneha for a new sitcom ‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ on India’s national broadcaster Doordarshan. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, Meinal said that the show is all about women empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Indian sitcoms need to revisit portrayal of women: Amala Akkineni

Mar 10, 2014 08:15 PM Popular actor and animal activist Amala Akkineni who is also the founder of Hyderabad based Blue Cross, an organization which works for animal welfare, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of REX awards in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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EU-UN Women film pays tribute to ‘Inspiring Indian Women’

Mar 10, 2014 04:30 PM ‘Women who Inspire’, a new film produced by the European Union, is comprised of a series of interviews which focus on outstanding individual Indian women.
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Smiling women make a beautiful society, says ace photographer

Mar 09, 2014 05:05 PM Ace photographer Ashok Kochhar featured a mammoth collection of one thousand smiling female faces from all walks of life on the International Women’s Day in New Delhi. He believes that every woman has ample reason to smile everyday and not just on the Women’s Day. He tells us more about his exhibition, titled ‘A Million Smiles’.
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Women’s participation sought for shaping global future

Mar 08, 2014 05:31 PM To commemorate Women’s Day, top international leaders called for full realization of women’s rights in the 21st century.
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Wipro, HCL recognized for their work on gender equality

Mar 08, 2014 04:45 PM 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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Celebrating Women’s Day for a positive change

Mar 08, 2014 02:50 PM At times, we are proud of triumphs achieved by women who feature strong and powerful character in the various sectors, while on the other side, there is complete darkness.
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Mirror, Mirror… the ugly face of the beauty business in India

Mar 04, 2014 04:45 PM Regulatory loopholes result in high quantities of banned metals finding their way into cosmetic products, writes Tripti Nath.

Geeta Sankar of Omashram Old Age Care bags Karmaveer Chakra award

Mar 04, 2014 12:42 PM The awards are given every year on the 26th day of November, our National Social Justice and Citizen Action Day.

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