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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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UNFPA, IPPF to assist quake affected women, girls in Nepal

May 08, 2015 12:25 PM UNFPA and IPPF are partnering for providing sexual and reproductive health services to earthquake affected women and girls in Nepal.

Why should India enact a law on conflict of interest?

Apr 23, 2015 08:00 AM There are several forms of conflicts of interest in public policymaking, writes Dr Arun Gupta.

Mental disorders: Strengthening the district mental health programme

Apr 14, 2015 12:07 PM Depression alone accounts for around 3% of the total burden of disease in India, writes Rahul Shidhaye.

Maternal health in India: Betting big on midwives, ANMs

Apr 13, 2015 11:40 AM According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country.
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Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: study

Apr 08, 2015 07:40 AM The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.
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India celebrates World Health Day

Apr 08, 2015 05:48 AM On the 65th World Health Day, India focused on the issues of maternal health, food security and food safety for the better future of the country’s men, women and specifically children.

India: These Muslim women break stereotypes

Apr 02, 2015 11:50 AM Sanatkada has been conducting trainings and workshops on gender and identity in partnership with Nirantar, writes Mehru Jaffer.

India has women-friendly laws, implementation is poor: Geeta Luthra

Mar 13, 2015 10:52 AM 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 07:22 AM 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 07:40 AM 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 06:11 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 05:30 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 07:42 AM 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 10:26 AM 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 12:45 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 02:35 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 06:15 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 07:33 AM 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 10:25 AM 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 01:40 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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