- Night shifts still problematic for female journalists: expert
May 02, 2014
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]
- Women's Cooperative diversifies farming activities in Orissa
Apr 09, 2013
National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) has encouraged and empowered women to start managing a cooperative on their own, and has also started to address the issues that the poor farmers in the village were facing.
[Cooperative] [Gender Empowerment] [India] [Orissa] [Agriculture]
- Despite progress, gender inequality persists: study
Jul 10, 2015
The MDG report-2015 states that women continue to face discrimination in many parts of the world.
[India] [Gender Inequality] [Women empowerment] [Millennium Development Goals] [Gender Empowerment] [UN] [South Asia]
- Son preference is a global issue, say experts
Jul 17, 2015
Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.
[Gender Sensitivity] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Sex ratio]
- UN Women unveils campaign on gender equality
Jul 08, 2014
The Beijing+20 campaign was kicked off online in May, and has already galvanized a global audience of 40 million, with media, civil society organizations and individuals actively engaged in a re-energized conversation.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Women's Rights] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Equality] [Women's Safety] [United Nations]
- UN Women announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador
Jul 08, 2014
Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Women] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Equality] [United Nations]
- Empowering women through convergence
Aug 01, 2013
Hand in Hand-India’s project in Rajasthan aims to facilitate convergence of all women-centric socio-economic development programmes of the government through Self-help Groups.
[Indian women] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender Equality] [Rajasthan]
- Smokeless stoves for rural homes in Karnataka
Apr 08, 2013
TIDE, a Karnataka-based NGO, disseminates smokeless stoves among rural women in the state using a gender sensitive market driven approach.
[Gender Empowerment] [Karnataka] [Environment] [Women] [India]
- The Indian marriage: Unequal tie
Oct 06, 2013
Debt because of marriage is very much a part of the Indian reality. In fact, the cash component of dowry has only grown over the years, tells Ravinder Kaur, a professor in a conversation with Pamela Philipose.
[South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [India] [Gender Sensitivity] [Women]
- 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.
[Gender] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [India]
- 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.
[Gender Equality] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [India] [Gender Sensitivity]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Women] [India]
- 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.
[Environment] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment]
- 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.
[Girls sexual harassment] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [Indian Girls] [Girl education]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Gender Inequality] [Indian Girls] [Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [Dalai Lama]
- 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.
[Gender Empowerment] [Gender empowerment] [Open defecation] [Indian women]
- Sexuality of an individual is a very private matter: Priya Dutt
Jul 15, 2016
Congress leader and Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt feels that sexual minorities and sex workers have an equal right to dignified life. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Priya says that segregation of LGBTs is a dangerous trend and they should not feel caged in our society. Excerpts from the interview:
[Gender Empowerment] [Sex workers] [Sexual Violence] [Lesbians] [Girl abuse] [Bisexuals] [Gays] [LGBT]
- Saving trans- border brides from bad marriages
Oct 16, 2013
Dynamic and multi-pronged approaches are important when it comes to issues that transcend international borders, writes Lavanya Regunathan Fischer and Devadatt Kamat.
[Gender equality] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [Women] [Gender Sensitivity]
- “My body, your Right?”
Aug 22, 2013
Marital rape cannot be justified for the sake of protecting the institution of marriage, writes Dr Ranjana Kumari.
[Gender Empowerment] [Gender Equality] [Gender Sensitivity] [India] [South Asia]
- Jobs for a ‘Smile’ on young faces
Jul 11, 2013
Vikram Singh Verma, Chief Operating Officer of Smile Foundation, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that his NGO has helped around 10,000 deprived youth in getting jobs by providing them with placements in various companies.
[Children] [Education] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [India]
- Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda case: No heroes, only victims here
Jan 21, 2014
The Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda episode has once again highlighted the challenges for single women in the society, writes Prateeksha Saba Sharma.
[Indian women] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender sensitisation] [South Asia]
- India: Mixed city spaces are safe city spaces
Sep 23, 2013
Women in public spaces reported feeling safer when there were “eyes on the road”, when there were people around, writes Suneeta Dhar.
[Sexual Harassment] [Women Safety] [India] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia]
- Diwali radiance ‘lights up’ lives of widows in India
Nov 03, 2013
The widows of Vrindavan ushered in a new era by breaking age-old chains that stopped them from celebrating Diwali, one of the biggest Indian festivals.
[Gender Empowerment] [India] [Gender Sensitivity] [Diwali] [South Asia] [Indian women] [Gender sensitisation]
- India: Being a happily unmarried 'Freemale' in the city
Jul 15, 2013
The percentage of single women, or 'freemales', as they are called, has increased considerably with no one feeling apologetic or guilty about their unmarried status, writes Surekha Kadapa-Bose.
[India] [Gender Equality] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Women]
- UN launches global campaign for gender equality
May 27, 2014
UN Women has launched a new campaign called the ‘Beijing+20 Campaign: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity’ with an aim to create gender awareness and sensitivity at the global level.
[Gender Inequality] [Gender Empowerment] [Women empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity]
- Gender parity can make Asia food secure: study
Jul 25, 2013
According to a new report prepared jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asia must knock down gender barriers for attaining food security.
[Gender Empowerment] [Gender] [Food insecurity] [Gender gap] [Food crisis] [Gender Inequality]
- Unbreakable: Story of Mary Kom’s relentless struggle
Jan 09, 2014
Unbreakable, the autobiography of champion female boxer Mary Kom, is an exhilarating tale of a woman who faced impossible odds in a man’s world.
[Women] [India] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality]
- 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.
[Gender Empowerment] [India] [Sex workers] [Gender Sensitivity]
- 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).
[South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Pakistan] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Sensitivity] [Nepal] [India]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Gender Empowerment] [Pakistan] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Sensitivity] [Police Reform] [Nepal] [India]