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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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'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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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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Online course to help fight workplace sexual harassment
Jul 23, 2014 The objective of the course is to provide individuals with a well-informed understanding of all the elements constituting sexual harassment.
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Girls should not be embarrassed about menstruation: Gul Panag
May 28, 2015 “During my growing up years and even today, I see women and girls shying away from mentioning the ‘M’ word,” said actress Gul Panag.
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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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Sexual crimes: Men must learn to control, says Soha Ali Khan
Apr 08, 2014 The first objective of cinema and television, especially of cinema is entertainment, believes Soha Ali Khan, a popular Bollywood actor.
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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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Women account for 25 per cent of India’s new cabinet
May 27, 2014 Women’s strong leadership skills have been recognized with seven Cabinet ministries being allocated to women under the new government.
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Bangladesh Cabinet approves law to stop child marriage
Sep 15, 2014 The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
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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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Decentralised model for urban waste management
Apr 12, 2013 Trash to Treasure is CHF International's initiative to strengthen the waste industry by regular collection, sorting and recycling processes. Efforts are also made to give recognition to waste pickers’ role in keeping the city clean.
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Only 37% of Indian women at ease with male boss: study
Mar 06, 2014 Women are most offended by not being taken seriously by men in a workplace, says a new research conducted by a team led by the author of the book ‘Lady You’re Not a Man’.
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Step out of house and conquer: Alia Bhatt to Indian girls
Aug 01, 2013 Bollywood’s rising star and the 'Student of the Year' heroine, Alia Bhatt, in an interview with Ashok Kumar urged Indian girls to break the stereotypes for accomplishing their dreams. Excerpts from the interview.
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World marks Int'l Day to stop violence against women
Nov 25, 2013 Ending violence against women is one of UN Women’s key priority areas, with programmes addressing the pandemic implemented globally.
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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 remembers Delhi braveheart Nirbhaya
Dec 16, 2013 It was on 16th December last year, the physiotherapist student was brutally raped in front of her male friend by six people.
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Media should stop objectifying women: Sonam Kapoor
Sep 29, 2014 Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has urged the media to act responsibly and put an end to objectification of women.
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Call for urgent action to end female genital mutilation
Jul 25, 2014 According to the newly-released data, more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation.
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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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India: Porter number 15: For Rajasthan, Manju is a first
Apr 05, 2014 Manju, 34, works at the Jaipur Railway Station in Rajasthan’s state capital, writes Abha Sharma.
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Fisher girl to TV celebrity: Sharada Devi’s evolution
Oct 01, 2013 Working in the old colonial Dutch fishing village of Beemili, about 50 kilometres from Andhra Pradesh’s coastal city of Visakhapatnam, Sharada Devi has emerged as an able defender of the rights of her community, writes Pamela Philipose.
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No justice for the massacred women of Lakshmanpur Bathe in India
Nov 15, 2013 Every house in Lakshmanpur Bathe has a story related to the massacre that the late president of India, writes Manisha Prakash.
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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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India has a great culture of social entrepreneurship: Antonella Vischer
Aug 01, 2013 Antonella Notari Vischer, Director of Geneva-based philanthropic organisation, The Womanity Foundation, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that a lot of work needs to be done in India for women’s empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Population Foundation of India launches a woman-centric show
Feb 26, 2014 PFI is a national-level NGO which promotes and advocates effective formulation and implementation of gender-sensitive population.
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Udyogini: Building microenterprises to empower women
Apr 11, 2013 Udyogini provides training to poor women and NGOs in remote and backward areas of India to build microenterprises and become entrepreneurs.
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Capacity building for women leaders in panchayat
Apr 02, 2013 The Panchayati Raj Campaign, initiated by The Hunger Project, is a comprehensive programme to empower women leaders in panchayat to strengthen their participation in the decision-making process.
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