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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Child sex ratio in India declines sharply: report

Jul 22, 2014 06:35 PM Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
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Encephalitis kills 60 in Eastern India in two weeks

Jul 22, 2014 06:04 PM The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season.

Bangladesh premier visits London to attend Girl Summit

Jul 21, 2014 05:26 PM The Prime Minister will lead a 20-member high-powered Bangladesh delegation at the first-ever Girl Summit to be held in the British capital.
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Cherie Blair launches Connected Women Report-2014

Jul 18, 2014 07:00 AM The Connected Women Report Illustrates the power of the mobile technology to catalyse economic development and exemplifies its transformational impact across the world with real life cases, Highlighting the impact in India.

Indian Govt mulls ‘National Health Assurance Mission’

Jul 16, 2014 06:02 PM The National Health Assurance Mission’s objective is to reduce out-of-pocket spending on health care by the common citizen.

MDGs deadline must be met at all costs: Indian minister

Jul 14, 2014 09:00 AM India’s Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has asked doctors to strive for zero child deaths in hospitals.
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India launches Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana

Jul 10, 2014 06:49 PM The scheme will help in improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women.

Govt to provide toilets in all existing girls schools in India

Jul 10, 2014 06:37 PM The Government will strive to provide toilets and drinking water in all the girls school in first phase, said India’s Finance Minister.

Welfare of girl child is our topmost priority: Indian govt

Jul 10, 2014 02:40 PM India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden Budget Speech has said that the Government attaches utmost importance to the welfare of Girl Child.
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Dengue down but not out in the island state of Sri Lanka

Jul 09, 2014 12:32 PM Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that causes a severe flu-like illness, and sometimes a potentially lethal complication called dengue haemorrhagic fever.
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India sees rise in cancer cases

Jul 09, 2014 08:00 AM From 2013-14 onwards, interventions under NPCDCS for prevention, early detection has been brought under the umbrella of National Health Mission.
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UN Women announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador

Jul 08, 2014 11:37 AM Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series.
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UN Women unveils campaign on gender equality

Jul 08, 2014 11:05 AM 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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Should India deal with nutrition governance as Brazil did?

Jul 07, 2014 06:05 PM Currently almost half the children in India are malnourished, which negatively impacts their productivity throughout their life, writes Arun Gupta.
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Pakistani education advocate Malala wins Liberty Medal

Jul 02, 2014 10:00 AM Malala Yousafzai has won the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia.
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Will these 61 women in India's Parliament make a difference?

Jul 01, 2014 06:15 PM The more women take up political responsibilities, the broader will be parliamentary representation, writes Seema Guha.
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Malaria claims 43 lives in East Indian state of Tripura

Jun 23, 2014 05:15 PM According to official sources, the deadly disease has affected around 20,000 people in the state.
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UN launches global campaign to end open defecation

May 29, 2014 04:07 PM The UN has decided to address the issue of open defecation by launching a campaign to put an end to the practice, focusing primarily on countries like India and Bangladesh.
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Composing to inspire: From self to spine patients

May 28, 2014 02:55 PM A Delhi girl composes a song not just to inspire spine patients but to celebrate their journey towards a normal life.
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Women account for 25 per cent of India’s new cabinet

May 27, 2014 06:47 PM Women’s strong leadership skills have been recognized with seven Cabinet ministries being allocated to women under the new government.
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