- GSF seeks to strengthen the Indian sanitation programme
Oct 24, 2013
In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, Anand Shekhar, team leader at GSF, said that water, sanitation and hygiene are essentially gendered spaces.
[Media] [India] [MDGs] [Sanitation] [Indian women] [South Asia]
- Smiling women make a beautiful society, says ace photographer
Mar 09, 2014
Ace photographer Ashok Kochhar featured a mammoth collection of one thousand smiling female faces from all walks of life on the International Women’s Day in New Delhi. He believes that every woman has ample reason to smile everyday and not just on the Women’s Day. He tells us more about his exhibition, titled ‘A Million Smiles’.
[Indian women] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development]
- 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]
- Empowering women through convergence
Aug 01, 2013
Hand in Hand-India’s project in Rajasthan aims to facilitate convergence of all women-centric socio-economic development programmes of the government through Self-help Groups.
[Indian women] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender Equality] [Rajasthan]
- Effective public service can be transformative: Tharoor
Jul 19, 2013
“If used effectively, public service can pull people out of difficult conditions,” said Shashi Tharoor, India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development.
[Governance] [Accountability] [Corruption] [India] [Indian women] [South Asia]
- Safe cities not merely about technology, say experts
Jun 15, 2015
According to experts, the idea of a ‘safe city for women’ has to do with the mindset, and not just infrastructure.
[Cities] [Women rights] [Indian women] [Women safety] [South Asia]
- 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]
- Indian labour minister offers to fund NGOs battle slavery
Oct 08, 2013
The Indian government is willing to provide financial assistance to NGOs working towards eradication of bonded labour, said Kodikunnil Suresh, Minister of state for Labour and Employment.
[Indian women] [Civil Society] [South Asia] [Bonded labour] [Indian Government] [Indian NGOs]
- 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.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Sexual Harassment at workplace] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia] [Indian women]
- Stay-homes for Indian women to come under Umbrella Scheme
Jul 23, 2014
Shelter based schemes for women to come under ‘Umbrella Scheme for Protection and Development of Women.’
[Women's Safety] [Women] [Women empowerment] [Women and children] [Women Safety] [Poverty] [Indian women]
- 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.
[Indian women] [Menstrual Hygiene Management] [Gender empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity] [Girl]
- Invest in the youngest child Mr Finance Minister!
Feb 18, 2015
Dr Arun Gupta, Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of setting up 100 smart cities will only succeed if the government invests in children.
[Education] [Indian women] [Children] [India welfare schemes] [South Asia]
- Indian govt under pressure to pass women’s quota Bill: MP
Dec 13, 2013
Several women’s organizations criticised India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for sitting on the Women’s Bill and its buck passing tactics.
[Gender equality] [Indian women] [Women empowerment] [South Asia] [India Parliament] [Gender Sensitivity]
- 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]
- 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.
[Gender Empowerment] [Gender empowerment] [Open defecation] [Indian women]
- My book will make a woman recognise her inner power: Abha Banerjee
Mar 12, 2014
Abha Maryada Banerjee, one of India’s prominent woman motivational speakers, spoke to OneWorld South Asia at the launch of her book ‘Nucleus: Power Women-Lead from the core’ in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Gender sensitisation] [South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity] [Women empowerment] [Indian women] [Gender Equality]
- Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda case: No heroes, only victims here
Jan 21, 2014
The Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda episode has once again highlighted the challenges for single women in the society, writes Prateeksha Saba Sharma.
[Indian women] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender sensitisation] [South Asia]
- Diwali radiance ‘lights up’ lives of widows in India
Nov 03, 2013
The widows of Vrindavan ushered in a new era by breaking age-old chains that stopped them from celebrating Diwali, one of the biggest Indian festivals.
[Gender Empowerment] [India] [Gender Sensitivity] [Diwali] [South Asia] [Indian women] [Gender sensitisation]
- 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]
- Journalists work amidst grave dangers: Indian Minister
Sep 14, 2014
Journalists do commendable work under adverse conditions, said Najma Heptullah, the Indian Minister for Minority Affairs.
[South Asia] [Journalists] [Indian women]
- Why Should Women Vote?
Apr 08, 2014
Women’s groups question the call to vote given the small percentage of women candidates being fielded by Indian political parties.
[Indian women] [Political participation] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Gender Empowerment] [Delhi gang rape case] [South Asia] [Women safety] [Indian women] [Gender Sensitivity] [Sexual violence]
- 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.
[Gender Empowerment] [Indian Farmers] [Indian women] [Gender Sensitivity] [Agriculture]
- For women in India, flexi-time translates into productive work
Jul 19, 2013
In a fast globalising world - where geographical barriers have shrunk and people are spending most of their time in the online space - the focus is now on the quality of work being done and not on the employee’s physical presence, writes Azera Parveen Rahman.
[Women] [India] [Indian women] [South Asia] [Globalisation]
- Google India to help 50 mn women get online in one year
Nov 20, 2013
Google India will create awareness about the benefits of Internet for women and empower them through digital literacy initiative.
[Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [South Asia] [Digital divide] [Digital inclusion] [Digital tools]
- Phool Kali : Activist forever
Apr 03, 2014
If the Musahar community is known the world over as a deprived community that survives by eating rats caught from burrows in paddy fields, then Phool Kali will go down as that doughty Musahar activist from Bihar who gained ownership of land from upper castes and the government through single-minded tenacity.
[India] [Indian women] [Civil society]
- 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’.
[Sexual Harassment at workplace] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity] [Indian women]
- 'Glass ceiling' still daunts women in India Inc: Survey
Mar 06, 2014
The survey was conducted by a team inspired by the book, ‘Lady You’re Not a Man -The Adventures of a Woman at Work’, by Apurva Purohit.
[South Asia] [Gender Sensitivity] [Indian women] [Corporate governance] [Gender Equality]
- 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]