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India: We are citizens too, say sex workers and transgenders
Feb 01, 2014 New vote banks and unconventional aspirants are already changing the dynamics of politics in India, writes Anuradha Dutt.
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Fear of violence keeps women out of politics in South Asia
Apr 30, 2014 Violence against women in politics is rampant in the South Asia region, says a new study conducted by UN Women and Centre for Social Research (CSR).
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Police do not respect women’s rights in South Asia: study
Apr 30, 2014 According to a new study by UN Women 54% of the respondents in India believe that police do not respect women’s rights.
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Weaving resistance against sexual harassment
Jul 14, 2015 Women workers in the garment industry talk about the stigmas and vulnerabilities that stalk their profession in India.
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TARA Akshar Plus: Educating rural women
Apr 04, 2013 TARA Akshar Plus (+) is an innovative computer based functional literacy programme that trains rural women to read and write in Hindi, and carry out basic mathematical calculations.
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Govt programmes still out of reach for women: study
Apr 08, 2014 A briefing paper by UN Women calls on the Indian Government to respond to the needs of Dalit and Muslim women as well as transgenders.
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Nirbhaya incident awakened a million others: Indian MP
Dec 17, 2013 Launching the campaign, ‘Honour Our Women’, Anurag Singh Thakur said that tough laws and policing alone cannot stop crimes against women.
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Farmer-activist Meera leads a band of earth warriors in India
Dec 18, 2013 Bringing a balance in gender relations can really impact the way in which communities deal with climate change, writes Mehru Jaffer.
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How do Indian women fare in India’s science labs?
Sep 08, 2013 Science in India remains a relatively less publicly recognised sphere. Not just women scientists, even their male counterparts remain unacknowledged, writes Vineeta Bal.
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A rape survivor in India gets justice after 17 years
Dec 05, 2013 The rape survivor had to literally fight not just the system but the society with its cultural stigmas and taboos, writes Rakhi Ghosh..
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A year after the Delhi gang rape: Does the legal system measure up?
Dec 08, 2013 The new law, Criminal law Amendment 2013, (CLA 2013), is a departure from the earlier patriarchal framing that had restricted rape to peno-vaginal penetration, writes Vrinda Grover.
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Radio Ujjas - Giving voice to the women of Kutch
Apr 03, 2013 Radio Ujjas is a successful community radio initiative that works to sensitize the people of Kutch on local issues, particularly on matters related to women.
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Google India to help 50 mn women get online in one year
Nov 20, 2013 Google India will create awareness about the benefits of Internet for women and empower them through digital literacy initiative.
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Step out of house and conquer: Alia Bhatt to Indian girls
Jul 31, 2013 Bollywood’s rising star and the 'Student of the Year' heroine, Alia Bhatt, in an interview with Ashok Kumar urged Indian girls to break the stereotypes for accomplishing their dreams. Excerpts from the interview.
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In Odisha too, no room for strong political women
May 01, 2014 According to political analyst and senior journalist Pratap Mohanty, some high-profile women leaders in Odisha could only prove themselves because they came from politically connected families, writes Rakhi Ghosh.
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Kashmiri women: Still waiting for children to come home
Nov 10, 2013 The women of Kashmir have braved the toughest odds and waged lone battles for the safety of their beloved family members, writes Sana Altaf.
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End violence against women and children: activists
Nov 19, 2013 The dream for gender justice cannot be achieved in a caste stratified society, said Asha Kowtal from All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch.
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Exquisite weaves that changed Vandana’s life
Nov 22, 2013 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.
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India: Rajasthan’s extraordinary women sarpanches
May 26, 2013 Many women have become the flag bearers of women's empowerment at the village-level in Rajasthan, a state still deeply rooted in a feudal culture.
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United States promotes safer cities for women
Oct 30, 2013 "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.
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Welfare of girl child is our topmost priority: Indian govt
Jul 10, 2014 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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EU-UN Women film pays tribute to ‘Inspiring Indian Women’
Mar 10, 2014 ‘Women who Inspire’, a new film produced by the European Union, is comprised of a series of interviews which focus on outstanding individual Indian women.
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My show ‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ will inspire women: Meinal
Mar 11, 2014 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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Gender crime: India seeks views of Brazil, South Africa
May 14, 2013 India’s Minister for Women and Child Development, Krishna Tirath, said that there is need to increase women participation in panchayats and local bodies.
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India: These girls are game to talk about sexual health
Apr 17, 2014 New experiences, new ideas and the confidence to say ‘no’ when the need arises – these young women are finally game to live life on their own terms, writes Elsa Mathews.
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India: Female and fearful in Mamata’s Bengal
Jul 07, 2013 The Mamata Banerjee government has adopted a policy of denying legitimacy to those fighting crimes against women and underplaying the crimes themselves as media creations, writes Shikha Mukerjee.
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Eco-conservation is the keyword for women in Sunderbans
Nov 24, 2013 The women in Sunderbans are now participating in group discussions with villagers on matters of social, financial and environmental significance, writes Ajitha Menon.
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Delhi to host global conference on prenatal sex selection
Jul 02, 2015 The conference aims to exchange international knowledge on sex-selective practices and methods of addressing the problem.
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Indian girls should learn martial arts for self defence: Dalai Lama
Oct 01, 2014 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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Women toilets mooted for border districts of J&K
Aug 21, 2014 Open defecation by women and girls must be seen as a national shame, said India’s Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology.
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