- Men passing lewd comments at women should be sent to jail: Kapil Sharma
Jan 06, 2014
Kapil Sharma, a stand-up Indian comedian, Comedy Nights With Kapil, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, said that people who pass lewd comments on women should be put behind bars. Sharma was in New Delhi for the launch of a nation-wide campaign, ‘Honour Our Women’.
[Gender sensitisation] [South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Gender inequality] [Sexual Harassment] [Sexual Violence] [Indian women]
- India launches IAP HealthPhone programme
Jun 04, 2015
The IAP HealthPhone initiative is a three-year campaign expected to benefit 60 million children in India by the year 2025.
[Indian women] [South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Gender inequality] [Health and Nutrition] [Girl child]
- "Decisions are still made by men, for men": Nisha Agrawal, Oxfam India
Mar 08, 2013
Nisha Agrawal has been the CEO of Oxfam India since March 2008 and has been working on issues of poverty and inequality for decades now. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia she talks about violence against women and how the farming sector is in crisis as people don't realise most farmers are women.
[Gender] [Women's Rights] [Oxfam India] [Farming] [Gender inequality] [India]
- Japan, US support Safe Cities programme in New Delhi
Apr 28, 2014
Japan and the United States are supporting UN Women’s Safe Cities programme in New Delhi, India’s national capital city.
[Women empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender sensitisation] [Gender inequality]
- 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.
[Indian women] [Indian Girls] [Sonam Kapoor] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender inequality]
- Legalisation of prostitution will boost trafficking: activists
Oct 29, 2014
Activists feel that instead of controlling human trafficking in India, the proposed legislation will provide a legal framework to embolden it.
[Women Safety] [Gender inequality] [Gender sensitisation]
- Struggles never end in life, says Quantico star Priyanka Chopra
Jul 22, 2016
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra feels that instead of feeling jealous of each other women support women. She was addressing over 100 adolescents from different schools in Delhi and Haryana highlighting the need to give a Fair Start to every child.
[Girls sexual harassment] [Gender inequality] [Girl child] [Girl education] [Priyanka Chopra]
- 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
[Gender inequality] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Sensitivity]
- 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.
[Women enterprises] [Gender Sensitivity] [Gender inequality] [Gender equality] [Women empowerment] [HCL Technologies] [India] [Srimathi Shivashankar] [Women rights] [South Asia] [Women participation] [Gender gap]
- Female foeticide still rampant in Delhi: CSR study
Dec 24, 2013
According to the recent UNICEF report, India has lost over one crore girls since 2007.
[Female Foeticide] [India] [Gender sensitisation] [Gender inequality] [Indian Girls]
- 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.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Gender sensitisation] [Gender empowerment] [Gender inequality] [Gender equality]
- A quarter of men in some Asian nations admit to rape
Sep 13, 2013
Half of men report using violence and a quarter perpetrate rape according to UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia-Pacific.
[Sexual Harassment] [Gender inequality] [South Asia] [Gender Empowerment]