- 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.
[Girls sexual harassment] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [Indian Girls] [Girl education]
- Too young to bear children
Nov 07, 2012
In Bangladesh, two-thirds of girls are married before they’re 18, many before they’re even 16, with the expectation that they’ll deliver children as soon as they begin menstruating.
[Bangladesh] [Child marriage] [South Asia] [Girl education]
- Indian minister concedes shortage of teachers
Dec 19, 2012
Large number of teachers are being recruited to improve the teacher-student ratio, India’s Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Shashi Tharoor, said.
[Girl education] [India Teachers] [South Asia] [India primary education]
- Some hope for the young brides of Barwani
Apr 15, 2013
Thanks to the persistent efforts of women like Brahmane and Vaksale, contraceptive acceptance for age group up to 19 years in Barwani, a village in Madhya Pradesh, has risen from 3 per cent to 13 per cent within a couple of years, writes Smita Deodhar.
[India] [Girl education] [Child Rights] [South Asia] [Child abuse]
- Dalit women kept away from knowledge: Krishna Tirath
Dec 13, 2012
Talking to Ashok Kumar from OneWorld South Asia, India’s Minister for Child and Development, Krishna Tirath, explains how education can be the weapon for the progress of Dalit women. The minister was interacting with the media on the sidelines of the first National Conference for Dalit Women organised by the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview:
[Dalits] [Girl education] [India] [Ambedkar] [Dalit women] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
- Pakistan: Kalash festival ends, girls’ miseries continue
Sep 04, 2014
Kalash is a remote area bordering Aghanistan and is notorious for not having any girls’ school or college.
[Girl education] [Education For All] [Pakistan]
- For a better future, over four lakh Indians write to PM
Jun 08, 2015
Lakhs of Indians write to the Prime Minister for a better future as part of the Action-2015 May mobilisation campaign.
[Girl education] [Climate Change] [Girl child] [South Asia] [Civil society] [Hunger and Poverty] [Sustainable Development]
- Invest in girls to fight climate change: Ashok Khosla
Nov 27, 2014
Investing for girls’ education and employment can be helpful in curbing carbon emissions, said Ashok Khosla, an expert on environment and sustainable development.
[Climate Change policy] [Carbon emmissions] [India] [Carbon policy] [Carbon tax] [Girl education]
- Mobile Industry is developmental in nature: Vodafone India
Sep 24, 2014
Releasing its fourth annual sustainability report in New Delhi on Wednesday, Vodafone India highlighted its social initiatives.
[Indian Girls] [ICTs] [Sustainable development] [South Asia] [Girl education]
- 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]
- India is a very difficult country, says Priyanka Chopra
Jul 06, 2016
The Quantico star urged that the Indian mindset that links the family honour with a girl or woman needs to change thoroughly.
[Girl education] [Women empowerment] [Girls sexual harassment] [Women enterprises] [Girl child]
- End of poverty possible in our generation: report
Jan 11, 2013
We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
[Clean energy] [Child Rights] [Education] [Health and Nutrition] [Education Policy] [Education For All] [Health MDGs] [Health] [Girl education] [Millennium Development Goals]