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International Women's Day 2014

Indian girls should learn martial arts for self defence: Dalai Lama

Oct 01, 2014 06:20 PM Training of young girls in martial arts seems a practical solution for reducing their vulnerability against sexual crimes, says the Dalai Lama.
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India: A market for surrogacy, why not!

Oct 01, 2014 10:00 AM Surrogacy is now a million dollar industry resulting into livelihoods for thousands of poor women in India, writes Renu Pokharna.

Now, a free mobile health unit for women in Delhi

Sep 30, 2014 12:47 PM The mobile unit will provide free treatment including medicines, iron supplementsa and diet counseling.
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Media should stop objectifying women: Sonam Kapoor

Sep 29, 2014 07:30 PM Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has urged the media to act responsibly and put an end to objectification of women.
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Mountaineering helps women deal with daily risks: Bachendri Pal

Sep 23, 2014 07:47 PM The risk involved in mountaineering prepares women for the risks they face in their daily life, says Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest.

Indian govt honours 54 women achievers in sericulture

Sep 17, 2014 05:26 PM Sericulture has been providing gainful livelihood opportunities to rural women.

'Roof of the world' beckons passionate Indian girls

Sep 16, 2014 01:10 PM A seven-member team of Indian women led by the legendary Bachendri Pal is all set for an expedition to Kharta Valley in Tibet also known as the roof of the world.
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From crisis to comfort: Inspiring Sri Lanka’s war-torn north

May 29, 2014 05:14 PM Having survived the civil war that raged her country, a Sri Lankan woman inspires other victims of the war by rebuilding her house in 65 days.
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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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Citizens have lost faith in the NGO sector: Meenu Chopra, iCONGO

May 08, 2014 05:05 PM Meenu Chopra, Co-founder of iCONGO, an Indian confederation of nonprofits, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that citizens can do a lot to effect a positive change in the society without leaving the sector that employs them.
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Night shifts still problematic for female journalists: expert

May 02, 2014 07:55 PM Experts at a consultation in New Delhi on the World Press Freedom Day rued that India’s national media lacks social diversity as it does not reflect the country’s social profile.
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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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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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Phool Kali : Activist forever

Apr 03, 2014 06:50 PM If the Musahar community is known the world over as a deprived community that survives by eating rats caught from burrows in paddy fields, then Phool Kali will go down as that doughty Musahar activist from Bihar who gained ownership of land from upper castes and the government through single-minded tenacity.
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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.

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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