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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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'Roof of the world' beckons passionate Indian girls
Sep 16, 2014 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.
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Women need policy support: Sheikh Hasina
Mar 09, 2015 Stressing on the need for equitable development, Bangladeshi Premier, Sheikh Hasina, called for policy support for women.
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Religion, feminist politics and Muslim women’s rights in India
Jul 07, 2014 The most important campaigns of the women’s movements have centred on issues of dowry, rape and personal laws and more recently women’s reservation in legislatures, writes Zoya Hasan.
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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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Promised in marriage, a young girl gets her childhood back
Aug 01, 2013 When her father sold her off to marry, a young Afghan girl pleaded not to leave her family. Only after intervention by community leaders was the arrangement reversed.
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Transgender is a third legal gender: Indian apex court
Apr 16, 2014 UNDP has hailed the landmark Supreme Court of India Judgment on the rights of transgenders to choose their identity.
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India: Arunachal’s first woman judge is in court
Nov 17, 2013 This achievement of Arunachal’s first woman judge is remarkable considering she belongs to the Miju Mishmi tribe, which is dwindling in numbers, writes Abdul Gani.
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UN urges renewed efforts to end violence against girls
Nov 27, 2013 The UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri has called gender-based violence a ‘gross human rights violation’ and a ‘pandemic.
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The Safe Delhi Campaign - Creating An Inclusive City
Apr 04, 2013 The Safe Delhi Campaign aims to create an inclusive city where women do not have restrictions on their mobility and can access public spaces freely. It seeks to do so by partnering with civil society organizations, the police and the government.
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India: Sterlisation by default: Where’s choice in family planning?
Aug 23, 2013 Odisha is a specific instance where the state continues to piggyback on female sterilisation to meet its development agenda, writes Leena Uppal.
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Women’s rights: India urged to adopt extensive reforms
Jul 01, 2014 India must commit to extensive reforms to uphold women’s rights during a UN review of the action it has taken to improve the situation of women, Amnesty International India said.
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Will these 61 women in India's Parliament make a difference?
Jul 01, 2014 The more women take up political responsibilities, the broader will be parliamentary representation, writes Seema Guha.
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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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'Glass ceiling' still daunts women in India Inc: Survey
Mar 06, 2014 The survey was conducted by a team inspired by the book, ‘Lady You’re Not a Man -The Adventures of a Woman at Work’, by Apurva Purohit.
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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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Indian sitcoms need to revisit portrayal of women: Amala Akkineni
Mar 10, 2014 Popular actor and animal activist Amala Akkineni who is also the founder of Hyderabad based Blue Cross, an organization which works for animal welfare, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of REX awards in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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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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My book will make a woman recognise her inner power: Abha Banerjee
Mar 12, 2014 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.
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New partnerships to promote sexual rights in South Asia
Aug 22, 2013 Forty Parliamentarians from nine countries in South Asia supported the need to highlight sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
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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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Bollywood calling Kashmiri singing sensation Mehmeet
Aug 22, 2013 Mehmeet Syed, 27, has become the first Kashmiri woman to carve her place as a playback singer in Hindi film industry, writes Sana Altaf.
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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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