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Louder, prouder, and struggling
Jun 01, 2011 India’s position on gay sex may have changed legally but with little direct impact on lives of people. Sylvia Rowley visits the state of Andhra Pradesh to find changes in societal attitude even if a bit slow.
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Unsung women who power growth
Oct 07, 2011 Padmini Swaminathan, Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai opines that 96% of women workers in Indian economy work in unorganised sector and are denied entitled benefits owing to inadequate laws, discriminatory macroeconomic policies and poor implementation of existing legislations.
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Child sex ratio in India declines sharply: report
Jul 22, 2014 Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
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Gender disparities in various stages of childhood
Sep 19, 2011 The latest UNICEF report, Boys and Girls in the Life Cycle suggests growing gender disparities with age among children worldwide. In secondary school education, girls are most disadvantaged in South Asia while boys are most disadvantaged in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Delhi parks: no more a child’s play
Jun 22, 2012 Pragya, an eleven-year-old Delhi girl, is waging a relentless battle against a Resident Welfare Association (RWA) to access a neighbourhood park. This park where she has been playing since her childhood, has of late, become inaccessible for her after the RWA of a neighbouring locality walled the park gates adjacent to her house.
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Leaving people behind can lead to conflict: Indian minister
Jun 27, 2012 “We have decentralized even corruption,” was the comment made in jest by the Union Minister for Corporate Affairs Veerappa Moily at a debate on inclusive governance in New Delhi last week. He was responding to calls from the social and the corporate sectors for more decentralisation in the educational, health and financial sectors.
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Providing dignity to untouchables
Feb 08, 2012 Campaign for Dignity, an ActionAid supported campaign in Madhya Pradesh, is working towards motivating the local females trapped in the practice of manual scavenging.
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Promoting gender equitable attitudes and practices among men
Mar 08, 2011 The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) presents initial findings on men’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. The survey was conducted by International Center for Research on Women and Brazil’s Instituto Promundo in six countries across four continents.
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Pakistan: Attacks against religious minorities continue
Nov 25, 2010 Human Rights Watch has urged the Pakistan government to repeal the blasphemy and other heinous discriminatory laws that encourage violence against religious communities.
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Gay in Iran: Tortured by state, spurned by all
Dec 17, 2010 Human Rights Watch reveals widespread discrimination and violence against homosexuals and other sexual minorities in Iran in a recent report. Iran’s penal code criminalizes all sexual relations outside of traditional marriage and alleged non-conformity to laws often results in harassment and in most cases death penalty.
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Sudanese women show resilience amidst hopelessness
Aug 20, 2011 In her latest novel, Rebecca Tinsley outlines how women survivors of ethnic cleansing in Darfur have showcased resilience despite discriminatory traditional customs.
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Gender report endorses women equality for global development
Sep 21, 2011 Women’s equal access to land and resources can increase agricultural output to a great extent across developing nations, reveals World Bank report. However, civil society has criticised the World Bank for not changing its 33 year old discriminatory macro economic policies.
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Twitter mobilises thousands for US Wall Street protest
Oct 18, 2011 A small hashtag has mobilised thousands of people across the globe to join the Wall Street movement against soaring inequality and severe job crises in America. This is just another example of how social media can trigger a social revolution.
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US declares gay rights as human rights
Dec 07, 2011 US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has pledged to fight against gay discrimination across the world through foreign aid and diplomatic reforms.
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Mobile phone ban for unmarried women
Dec 03, 2010 Women in rural India are being subjected to yet another form of discrimination. The panchayat of Lank village in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh has imposed a ban on mobile phone use for unmarried women. Mobile phones are considered instrumental in arranging forbidden marriages.
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For a level playing field: Dalit women's endeavour to equality
Jan 26, 2011 Dalit Women’s Forum in Bangadesh is optimistic about change and struggling towards a society where discrimination and deprivation faced by dalits in general and dalit women in particular will cease to exist. Change is possible, the One World Action/Sternberg Award winning founder of the forum Moni Rani Das believes, with development initiatives and empowerment opportunities.
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India: Census data reveals lowest child sex ratio in 64 years
Apr 01, 2011 The recently released 2011 census data paints a grim picture of child sex ratio which has worsened to 914, the lowest since 1947. However, for the first time, female literacy has improved more than that of men, slowly bridging the gap.
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Rohingya refugees in ‘silent crisis’ in Bangladesh
Apr 25, 2011 Rights group Refugees International reports that hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas remain stateless and face abuses and malnutrition in refugee camps and outside. The Bangladesh government is delaying a policy on better treatment of the refugees, the report also notes.
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Nepal women activists demand to see constitution draft
Aug 09, 2011 Women activists demand to see the new constitution draft for gender-sensitive provisions of owning property and 50% representation in government offices, as political stalemate continues.
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India: Orissa to end untouchability, ban on dalits' temple entry
Aug 12, 2011 Orissa government is all set to revoke ban on dalits' temple entry to end discrimination against the community. Authorities have decided to campaign against untouchability through street plays and cultural activities.
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Study reveals gender discrimination in Pakistan’s public sector
Aug 30, 2011 None of the ministries in Pakistan reserve 10% jobs for women, violating constitutional norms and reflecting widespread gender discrimination in public jobs, says a national survey. Women are underpaid and are mostly employed in lower grade postitions.
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Maldives struggles to achieve gender MDG
Sep 20, 2011 Though half of the population of Maldives are women, religious fundamentalism coupled with insensitivity has resulted in gender inequalities in the nation. However, Maldives is the only South Asian nation to achieve five out of eight MDGs before 2015.
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Pak: 90% of Baloch women illiterate
Jan 25, 2012 Lack of development in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan province is one of the reasons for the lack of education for girls and for fuelling frustration and anger which has spurred nationalist insurgency in the region.
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Dalit men can no longer remain patriarchal: activists
Dec 04, 2012 Women assembled at the third national conference of Dalit organisations heard speakers assert that the strength of the Dalit movement lies in Dalit women.
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Ailing Mandela discharged from hospital
Sep 02, 2013 Nelson Mandela, the 95-year-old former democracy hero his been in hospital since 8th of June.
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"Let women decide what's right for them"
Dec 10, 2011 On World Human Rights Day, Sathi All For Partnerships rights group is organising an after-dark protest walk, “Claim your city by night” in New Delhi. Shivani Bhardwaj and Shreya Talukdar spoke to OneWorld about the idea behind their movement and their aim to gradually build a society wherein individuals, especially women, can reclaim their safety.
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