MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Dec 05, 2013 04:10 PM
The rape survivor had to literally fight not just the system but the society with its cultural stigmas and taboos, writes Rakhi Ghosh..
[Gender Empowerment] [Women] [Gender Inequality] [India] [Rape trials] [Rape] [South Asia]
Dec 01, 2013 09:00 AM
Ever since climate change has become a reality for mountain communities in Uttarakhand, affecting agricultural output, their primary income source, women are being forced to count every paisa, writes Aditi Bishnoi.
[Climate Change] [Himalayas] [India] [South Asia]
Nov 29, 2013 12:18 PM
As many as 10,000 people have been affected in the month-long violence that rocked the region in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, writes Anjali Singh.
[Women] [India] [South Asia] [Gender sensitisation]
Nov 27, 2013 11:45 AM
The UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri has called gender-based violence a ‘gross human rights violation’ and a ‘pandemic.
[Gender Equality] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender sensitisation] [Gender Inequality]
Nov 26, 2013 05:15 PM
"Provisions for penalizing complainants must be removed as they tend to discourage reporting rather than support the victim,” said Indira Jaising, India’s Additional Solicitor General.
[Indian women] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality]
Nov 26, 2013 09:00 AM
The importance of religion in elections is not new especially in the Christian dominated north east Indian state of Mizoram where a church body acts as a watchdog to ensure the smooth & fair conduct of elections in the state.
[Politics] [India] [South Asia]
Nov 25, 2013 10:48 AM
Ending violence against women is one of UN Women’s key priority areas, with programmes addressing the pandemic implemented globally.
[Gender empowerment] [Indian women] [Women empowerment] [South Asia]
Nov 24, 2013 09:00 AM
The women in Sunderbans are now participating in group discussions with villagers on matters of social, financial and environmental significance, writes Ajitha Menon.
[Environment] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment]
Nov 22, 2013 01:08 PM
Out of the total number of weavers in India some 60 per cent are women and 40 per cent belong to the lowest of the lower rank on the social ladder, writes Mehru Jaffer.
[South Asia] [Women empowerment] [Gender Empowerment] [India] [Gender Inequality]
Nov 20, 2013 04:15 PM
Google India will create awareness about the benefits of Internet for women and empower them through digital literacy initiative.
[Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [South Asia] [Digital divide] [Digital inclusion] [Digital tools]
Nov 19, 2013 11:17 AM
The dream for gender justice cannot be achieved in a caste stratified society, said Asha Kowtal from All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch.
[South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity] [Gender Inequality] [India]
Nov 17, 2013 08:00 AM
This achievement of Arunachal’s first woman judge is remarkable considering she belongs to the Miju Mishmi tribe, which is dwindling in numbers, writes Abdul Gani.
[Gender Empowerment] [India] [Gender Equality] [South Asia]
Nov 15, 2013 12:08 PM
Every house in Lakshmanpur Bathe has a story related to the massacre that the late president of India, writes Manisha Prakash.
[Gender Inequality] [India] [South Asia] [Gender empowerment]
Nov 12, 2013 04:49 PM The share of children with disabilities out of school is five-and-a-half-times higher than the general rate of drop outs, writes Saadia Azim.
Nov 11, 2013 01:46 PM
Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, women activists in India have pointed out the delay in passage of Women's Reservation Bill.
[Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [India Parliament] [South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity]
Nov 07, 2013 11:10 AM
For women, effective rights in property are critically important, not just for their economic well-being but also for their political and social empowerment, writes Bina Agarwal.
[South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity] [India] [Gender Empowerment] [Women]
Nov 03, 2013 07:00 AM
The widows of Vrindavan ushered in a new era by breaking age-old chains that stopped them from celebrating Diwali, one of the biggest Indian festivals.
[Gender Empowerment] [India] [Gender Sensitivity] [Diwali] [South Asia] [Indian women] [Gender sensitisation]
Oct 30, 2013 11:00 AM
"The United States recognizes gender-based violence as one of the most debilitating factors impeding a woman's active participation," said US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Gender Empowerment] [Women] [India] [South Asia]
Oct 29, 2013 11:10 AM
Medecins Sans Frontieres , an international NGO, strives to ride on ‘Velorution’ or a cycle revolution to take healthcare services to the ignored sections of society.
[India] [Tuberculosis] [Health MDGs] [Healthcare] [South Asia] [Medecins Sans Frontieres]
Oct 25, 2013 03:04 PM
While the legal age for marriage in India is 18, its 24 million underage child brides constitute nearly half of all child brides in the world.
[UN] [Child Labour] [Child Rights] [Women] [India] [South Asia]