International Women's Day 2014
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.
[South Asia] [Gender Inequality] [Indian Girls] [Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [Dalai Lama]
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.
[Indian women] [Indian Girls] [Sonam Kapoor] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender inequality]
Sep 17, 2014 05:26 PM Sericulture has been providing gainful livelihood opportunities to rural women.
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.
[Gender Equality] [Indian Girls] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia]
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.
[Sri Lanka] [South Asia] [Sri Lanka Women] [Sri Lanka's civil conflict]
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.
[Gender Inequality] [India] [Gender empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity] [South Asia]
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.
[Civil Society] [Indian NGOs] [India] [South Asia]
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.
[India] [Gender Equality] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity] [Media] [South Asia]
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.
[Sexual Violence] [Gender Inequality] [Bollywood] [Sexual harassment India] [South Asia] [Gender empowerment] [Soha Ali Khan Sharmila Tagore]
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.
[Indian women] [Political participation] [South Asia]
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.
[India] [Indian women] [Civil society]
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.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Gender sensitisation] [Gender empowerment] [Gender inequality] [Gender equality]
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.
[Gender sensitisation] [South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity] [Women empowerment] [Indian women] [Gender Equality]
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.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Women empowerment] [Women and children] [Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [Women rape] [South Asia]