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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.
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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’.
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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’.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Time to recognize domestic work as legitimate work is now: Jayati Ghosh
Mar 04, 2014 Domestic work is a crucial livelihood option for millions of women in the country, said Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
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Gul takes global report on newborns to mothers in Delhi slums
Mar 04, 2014 Actor, activist and former Miss India Gul Panag also interacted with about 100 mothers and women in the slum about Save the Children’s global report.
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Flight of The Flamingo
Sep 26, 2013 Bestselling author of Cloud Nine, Minus One, Sangeeta Mall’s latest book titled 'Flight of The Flamingo' is about the real dilemmas of urban women in India who choose to follow their gut.
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Activists urge Indian President, PM to pass Women's Bill
Nov 11, 2013 Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, women activists in India have pointed out the delay in passage of Women's Reservation Bill.
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Women need to be aggressive for their rights: Subhash Ghai
Oct 20, 2014 Celebrities should stand up for social causes as their fans follow them, says Subhash Ghai, Bollywood's veteran film director and producer.
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New health policy to cater to young Indian women: govt
Aug 29, 2014 The new national health policy would address reproductive health, anaemia and numerous other non-communicable diseases.
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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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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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Bamboo based entrepreneurship can benefit rural women
Dec 17, 2014 Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Time to marry agriculture with nutrition: M S Swaminathan
Nov 21, 2013 Renowned agricultural expert Prof. MS Swaminathan said that providing support to small farmers in India will not only help in eradicating poverty but also lead to nutritional security.
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Celebrating Women’s Day for a positive change
Mar 08, 2014 At times, we are proud of triumphs achieved by women who feature strong and powerful character in the various sectors, while on the other side, there is complete darkness.
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India: Women storytellers make learning fun
Mar 08, 2014 As the story telling session turns comical and entertaining, the children also get sensitised to the world of the visually impaired, writes Elsa Mathews.
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Wipro, HCL recognized for their work on gender equality
Mar 08, 2014 The CEOs from HCL and Wipro from India were amongst the five CEOs that were honoured by UN Women and UN Global Compact.
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Women’s participation sought for shaping global future
Mar 08, 2014 To commemorate Women’s Day, top international leaders called for full realization of women’s rights in the 21st century.
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Indian criminal justice system not victim friendly: Lawyer
Nov 26, 2013 "Provisions for penalizing complainants must be removed as they tend to discourage reporting rather than support the victim,” said Indira Jaising, India’s Additional Solicitor General.
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Men too are responsible for breastfeeding: experts
Aug 08, 2013 Experts at a UNICEF event in New Delhi highlighted the role men could play in encouraging breastfeeding at their homes.
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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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Women’s rights: India urged to adopt extensive reforms
Jul 01, 2014 India must commit to extensive reforms to uphold women’s rights during a UN review of the action it has taken to improve the situation of women, Amnesty International India said.
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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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Grassroots women get a shot at power in South Indian state
Sep 15, 2013 Women sarpanches complain that the men are in a habit of pushing them into the background when it comes to dealing with district-level officials or making decisions related money, writes Usha Turaga-Revelli..
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