- Sania Mirza to raise awareness on gender equality
Jan 08, 2015
Tennis superstar Sania Mirza is UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.
[Indian Girls] [Gender empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity] [Gender Inequality]
- '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.
[Gender Equality] [Indian Girls] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia]
- 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]
- Breast cancer cases in India double in two decades: report
May 30, 2015
New cases of mouth cancer and breast cancer have risen significantly in India, says a new report.
[South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Indian women] [Breast Cancer] [Health] [Cancer] [India]
- Wave of protests in Delhi against sexual violence
Dec 28, 2012
Demonstrations erupted in New Delhi after the December 16 attack, culminating last weekend in pitched battles between police and protesters around the city's India Gate war memorial.
[Indian Girls] [Delhi gangrape victim] [Delhi Police] [Delhi Chief Minister] [Delhi gang rape case]
- 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]
- Indian girls should learn martial arts for self defence: Dalai Lama
Oct 01, 2014
Training of young girls in martial arts seems a practical solution for reducing their vulnerability against sexual crimes, says the Dalai Lama.
[South Asia] [Gender Inequality] [Indian Girls] [Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [Dalai Lama]
- India must emulate China in quality of life: Amartya Sen
Jan 08, 2013
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that both China and Bangladesh are doing better in all aspects of human development than India and the nation cannot justify its growth rate with poor focus on education, health and productivity of human beings.
[UNDP] [Amartya Sen] [International Centre for Human Development] [India economic growth] [MDGs] [China] [Jairam Ramesh] [GDP] [Bangladesh Women] [Sustainable Development] [China economic growth] [South Asia] [Indian Minister for Rural Development] [Bangladesh poverty] [Child mortality rate] [Indian Girls]
- Over half of 5000 kids dying daily in India are girls
Nov 23, 2012
Civil society activists raise hands to say “yes, we can” to lobby so that leaders need to walk the talk on child deaths
[South Asia] [India] [Indian Girls] [Malnutrition] [Girl] [Health] [Gender gap]
- Delhi women protest gender based sex selection
Jan 02, 2013
India has lost over one crore girls since 2007 and there is a dramatic decline in the sex-ratio, ironically in the richest states of India, according to a report.
[South Asia] [Gender gap] [Indian Girls] [Delhi women]
- India launches scheme to provide iron tablets to 13 cr girls
Jul 18, 2013
Iron Deficiency Anaemia is one of the most widespread nutritional deficiency disorder in India, which affects around 58 per cent of the pregnant women.
[Healthcare] [South Asia] [Health] [Girls] [Health MDGs] [Indian Girls] [India]
- Youth inclusion crucial for Community Radio: UNESCO
Feb 16, 2015
Experts from various organisations highlighted the role of Community Radio in giving voice to young men and women.
[Health] [Community radio India] [Indian Girls] [Community building] [Indian women] [South Asia]
- Drive to provide 6,500 toilets for school girls in rural India
Sep 01, 2014
Taking cue from the Indian Premier’s I-Day speech, an educational body is all set to construct toilets for girls in rural schools.
[South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Indian Prime Minister] [India's healthcare] [Sanitation]
- 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.
[India] [Gender equality] [Gender Sensitivity] [Delhi gangrape victim] [Nandita Das] [Delhi gang rape case] [International Women's Day] [Indian Girls] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Girls] [South Asia] [Alia Bhatt] [Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [Bollywood] [Indian Girls] [Gender empowerment]
- Welfare of girl child is our topmost priority: Indian govt
Jul 10, 2014
India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden Budget Speech has said that the Government attaches utmost importance to the welfare of Girl Child.
[Gender] [South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Empowerment]
- Bangladesh fares better than India in menstrual hygiene: UN
Oct 26, 2012
Archana Patkar, who works for a UN agency, explains to Ashok Kumar, why India cannot shine unless it improves its status on menstrual hygiene in rural areas.
[Nirmal Bharat Yatra] [Women's Rights] [Menstrual Hygiene Management] [South Asia] [Archana Patkar] [Indian Girls] [Women Menstrual Hygiene] [WSSCC] [Disease] [Indian Government]
- Rural marathon held to promote girls' education in India
Sep 02, 2014
The marathon Aao Sath Chale (Come, let us walk together), saw participation of more than 1000 sports loving and spirited people.
[Indian Girls] [Education Policy] [Education For All]
- 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]
- 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]
- I have a great personal affection for India: Ban Ki-moon
Jan 13, 2015
Lauding Kailash Satyarthi’s work for emancipating children, the UN chief said the Nobel laureate inspired him.
[UN] [South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Ban ki-Moon]
- India to prepare database of rape convicts, make it public
Dec 28, 2012
Modalities for preparing the data-base are being prepared and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) website will be ready with the photographs, names and addresses of the rapists in a few months, the Indian government said.
[Indian Girls] [Delhi Police] [Delhi gangrape victim] [Delhi gang rape case] [South Asia]
- Considerable progress on MDGs 4 and 5: Indian official
Feb 26, 2015
India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.
[Indian Girls] [Child mortality rate] [Indian women] [South Asia] [Child rights] [Health MDGs]
- 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]
- Swift action sought in Dalit girls’ rape case in India
May 30, 2014
Amnesty International India has urged authorities to show urgency in bringing the perpetrators to justice in the brutal gang rape of two Dalit sisters in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
[Rape] [Dalit women] [South Asia] [Girls sexual harassment] [Dalits] [Indian Girls]
- Condition of Delhi gangrape victim very critical: report
Dec 28, 2012
The patient is currently struggling against the odds, and fighting for her life, said Dr Kelvin Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Mount Elizabeth Hospital of Singapore.
[Indian Girls] [Delhi Police] [Delhi gangrape victim] [Delhi gang rape case] [Indian Government]