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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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:
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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