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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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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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Sania Mirza to raise awareness on gender equality
Jan 08, 2015 Tennis superstar Sania Mirza is UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.
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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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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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Girls still sent to Kashmir for forced weddings
Jan 07, 2014 Hundreds of cases of forced marriage are thought to take place annually, involving British nationals married against their will in Kashmir, particularly in and around the industrial town of Mirpur.
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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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UN Women announces ten bold commitments
May 06, 2015 The initiative prioritizes legislative bodies and corporations in view of the gender inequality that exists in these areas.
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India: Mizo women’s big push for legal reforms
Sep 28, 2013 Traditionally, Mizo women have played a productive role not just within their homes – as wives and mothers – but have also made a mark as entrepreneurs, teachers and officers in the state administration, writes Ninglun Hanghal.
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India: Why property rights for women matter
Nov 07, 2013 For women, effective rights in property are critically important, not just for their economic well-being but also for their political and social empowerment, writes Bina Agarwal.
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Sexual harassment: Ganguly must go, say women's rights activists
Dec 26, 2013 There is ample prima facie evidence of Justice A K Ganguly having sexually harassed a young woman with impunity, say women’s rights activists across India.
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Activists urge Indian President, PM to pass Women's Bill
Nov 11, 2013 Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, women activists in India have pointed out the delay in passage of Women's Reservation Bill.
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New film on gender equality to screen in 20 countries
Jul 26, 2016 Riding on the popularity of a 1996 Spice Girls’ chart topper, the remake of the music album strives for global gender equality.
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Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari bags Lotus award
May 20, 2015 Dr Ranjana Kumari, a long-time champion for women’s causes, has worked tirelessly to promote women's political participation
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Women do not need special favours to progress: AVP, HCL Technologies
Mar 20, 2013 Srimathi Shivashankar, Associate Vice President, Diversity & Sustainability, HCL Technologies, urged the corporate world to have zero tolerance for violence against women at the workplace and beyond. Excerpts from Srimathi Shivashankar’s interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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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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Millions of girls at risk of genital mutilation: UNICEF
Jul 23, 2013 Even though a majority of countries oppose the practice of female genital mutilation, it still persists in many countries across the world.
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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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Wipro, HCL recognized for their work on gender equality
Mar 08, 2014 The CEOs from HCL and Wipro from India were amongst the five CEOs that were honoured by UN Women and UN Global Compact.
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New global initiative to address gender based violence
Mar 25, 2014 The Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative is a first-of-its-kind global program dedicated to assisting victims of extreme forms of gender-based violence around the world.
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Bollywood’s exclusive club of female lyricists
Oct 10, 2013 Even now women in the industry are exploited while the men rule, says Maya Govind, a very creative and popular poetess.
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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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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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I try not to be cynical about International Women's Day: Nandita Das
Mar 08, 2013 Nandita Das, a critically acclaimed actress and a human rights activist is better known for offbeat cinema and the unique characters she plays. At present she is the chairperson, Children’s Film Society of India. Nandita tells Ashok Kumar that society needs to stop stereotyping women and change its mindset that a woman’s job is just to appease the man.
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India: Beautiful country, but not for women
Jul 28, 2013 In the Ladakhi community of Jammu and Kashmir, women are not allowed to meet outsiders including doctors, even during their pregnancy, writes Saadia Azim.
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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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