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India: Impacts of a broken marriage
Jun 02, 2013 According to a survey, cruelty has been the main reason for separation in 85.3 per cent of the cases in the SC/ST category.
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UN Women announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador
Jul 08, 2014 Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series.
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Teen pregnancy translates into end of childhood: UN
Jul 14, 2013 Drawing attention towards teen pregnancy, the UN has advised young girls to make informed choices.
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Even surrogate mothers have rights
Jul 01, 2013 SAMA, a Delhi-based NGO, highlights the known and the not-so-well-known gender issues like surrogacy and the rights of surrogate mothers through its workshop even as India debates the ART (Regulation) Bill 2010.
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Promised in marriage, a young girl gets her childhood back
Aug 01, 2013 When her father sold her off to marry, a young Afghan girl pleaded not to leave her family. Only after intervention by community leaders was the arrangement reversed.
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‘Indian women don’t rebel enough’: Kishwar Desai
Apr 22, 2013 The Costa Award winning author’s latest book The Sea of Innocence was launched by Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and witnessed a lively debate on the subject of women’s rights.
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Bangladesh: Empowering women to fight poverty
May 28, 2013 Thanks to the steps taken to empower women, Bangladesh has not only decreased family size by two-thirds but also ensured that 90 per cent of its girl children are enrolled in schools.
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Women workers face grave occupational health hazards
Apr 05, 2013 Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) organised a two-day national workshop on ‘Occupational Health of Women Workers in the Informal Economy’ in New Delhi to highlight the critical issue of the hazardous health conditions that India's women workers in the informal sector face.
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UN Women announces ten bold commitments
May 06, 2015 The initiative prioritizes legislative bodies and corporations in view of the gender inequality that exists in these areas.
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Indian bizwomen suffer from a 73% credit deficit: Maini
Feb 13, 2015 N K Maini, Deputy Managing Director, SIDBI, highlighted the domestic financial constraints faced by women entrepreneurs.
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'Chastity' leading to women killings in Afghanistan
Oct 10, 2012 According to Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC), of the eighty women killed in the past six months, sixty per cent of those were considered chastity cases.
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Training for lactating mothers concludes in Bangladesh
Jan 08, 2013 A total of 50 lactating mothers and pregnant women took part in the four-month long training course.
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Kandahar women obtain driving license
Aug 14, 2012 Seven women in Kandahar province, Afghanistan obtain driving license for the first time.
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Social enterprise supports mothers in need from rural India
Aug 22, 2012 MicroGraam looks at supporting and empowering low-income women in rural India through its new initiative called 'Make a Mother Happy Campaign'.
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Poor health of women in India due to social inequalities: NGO
Aug 24, 2012 According to Indu Capoor, Founder and Director of CHETNA, Ahmedabad, the cause of poor health of women is the result of social and legal inequalities.
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Citi and Parinaam Foundation facilitate financial literacy trainings for 31,000 Women
Aug 29, 2012 To tackle financial exclusion, which is a major problem in rural India, Citi and Parinaam Foundation come together to encourage financial literacy among women in 14 states throughout India.
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Sexual harassment may mean loss of business licence
Sep 04, 2012 Business establishments in India might lose their licence if they repeatedly fail to comply with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill, passed by India’s lower house on Monday, says the country's leading newspaper, The Hindu.
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Udyogini: Building microenterprises to empower women
Apr 11, 2013 Udyogini provides training to poor women and NGOs in remote and backward areas of India to build microenterprises and become entrepreneurs.
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Pakistan: Initiative of one, relief for all
Apr 22, 2013 Motivated by the leadership of one woman -Nasim Bibi, the local women in Abbottabad took matters in their own hands to organise water for their village.
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Indian women going out of work: report
May 13, 2013 Two reports released recently show that the percentage of women in India’s workforce is dropping alarmingly owing to both social and economic reasons.
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India: Mizo women’s big push for legal reforms
Sep 28, 2013 Traditionally, Mizo women have played a productive role not just within their homes – as wives and mothers – but have also made a mark as entrepreneurs, teachers and officers in the state administration, writes Ninglun Hanghal.
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India: Why property rights for women matter
Nov 07, 2013 For women, effective rights in property are critically important, not just for their economic well-being but also for their political and social empowerment, writes Bina Agarwal.
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Fisher girl to TV celebrity: Sharada Devi’s evolution
Oct 01, 2013 Working in the old colonial Dutch fishing village of Beemili, about 50 kilometres from Andhra Pradesh’s coastal city of Visakhapatnam, Sharada Devi has emerged as an able defender of the rights of her community, writes Pamela Philipose.
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Women turning to survival sex in Sri Lanka’s north
Oct 11, 2013 Sexuality is largely considered taboo in Sri Lanka's north where caste and class are still decisive factors in women’s subservience.
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Child sex ratio in India declines sharply: report
Jul 22, 2014 Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
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Gender empowerment: ITU to partner with 'Smart Woman'
Mar 19, 2013 Smart Woman is a smartphone-based platform for gender empowerment by harnessing global ‘mobile miracle’.
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UN project to protect women in South Asia from trafficking
Jul 16, 2013 UN launches joint project to protect 100,000 women in South Asia from trafficking.
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Across the Crossfire
Sep 02, 2013 Edited by Pamela Philipose and Aditi Bishnoi, the first half of the book tells the stories of women whose lives have been ‘interrupted’ by disruptive forces.
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The Safe Delhi Campaign - Creating An Inclusive City
Apr 04, 2013 The Safe Delhi Campaign aims to create an inclusive city where women do not have restrictions on their mobility and can access public spaces freely. It seeks to do so by partnering with civil society organizations, the police and the government.
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India flayed for not supporting UN motion on child marriage
Oct 25, 2013 While the legal age for marriage in India is 18, its 24 million underage child brides constitute nearly half of all child brides in the world.
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