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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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India passes Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill
Feb 28, 2013 In a landmark decision, the Parliament passed the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Bill, giving more women the security of a law to address this issue which is often hidden and forgotten in India.
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Afghan women unleashing their business potential
Mar 12, 2013 How entrepreneurship enabled an Afghan woman to create a successful company and help other women do the same.
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Kashmiri women’s first brush with acid attack
Jan 28, 2013 The victim of a ghastly acid attack, a young Kashmiri girl, who till recently dreamt of being a bride in near future is now left with a devastated life and an endless struggle to recuperate, writes Sana Altaf.
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Survey on women in science puts India at bottom
Dec 16, 2012 India lies at the bottom of survey on the inclusion of women in the area of scientific research and development.
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Smokeless stoves for rural homes in Karnataka
Apr 08, 2013 TIDE, a Karnataka-based NGO, disseminates smokeless stoves among rural women in the state using a gender sensitive market driven approach.
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Millions of girls at risk of genital mutilation: UNICEF
Jul 23, 2013 Even though a majority of countries oppose the practice of female genital mutilation, it still persists in many countries across the world.
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The Indian marriage: Unequal tie
Oct 06, 2013 Debt because of marriage is very much a part of the Indian reality. In fact, the cash component of dowry has only grown over the years, tells Ravinder Kaur, a professor in a conversation with Pamela Philipose.
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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.’
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Bangladesh pushes adaptation strategy as climate fears grow
Apr 25, 2013 Climate adaptation planning is likely to become a priority for Bangladesh’s leaders as the hopes of keeping global temperatures within safe limits decrease.
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Indecent portrayal of women: Media campaign in offing
Jun 21, 2013 The Indian Government is taking a serious view of the portrayal of women in Indian mass media and a campaign on the issue is in the offing
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India: Female and fearful in Mamata’s Bengal
Jul 07, 2013 The Mamata Banerjee government has adopted a policy of denying legitimacy to those fighting crimes against women and underplaying the crimes themselves as media creations, writes Shikha Mukerjee.
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Millions of women are raped, assaulted, beaten: UN chief
Nov 26, 2012 Up to 70 per cent of women experience physical or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said.
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Widows still face high levels of harassment: study
Nov 26, 2012 A baseline study of UN Women’s widows programme finds that 25% of widow participants from Nepal, Sri Lanka and India faced harassment in the last six months.
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Empowering women in agriculture
Jan 18, 2013 This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz talks about the issue of women’s empowerment in the field of agriculture. According to a survey, nearly half of the women’s population across the world is engaged in agricultural activities.
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Malala Yousufzai case: Pakistan identifies main suspect
Oct 25, 2012 Pakistan has identified Atta Ullah Khan, a Taliban militant who is still at large as the main suspect in the shooting attack on 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala.
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Women's groups condemn sexual violence, oppose death penalty
Dec 26, 2012 "We are outraged at this incident (Delhi gangrape case) and, in very strong terms, condemn her gang rape and the physical and sexual assault," the women’s groups said. Read the following statement by women’s and progressive groups and individuals condemning sexual violence and opposing death penalty.
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India: Different faces of Panchayat women
Jun 20, 2013 Women office bearers in the West Indian state of Rajasthan are ushering in a positive transformation in their villages with a click of a mouse.
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Mumbai rising: It’s students against gender violence
Nov 12, 2012 Myriad organisations, NGOs and students from different universities try and spread awareness about the reality of violence suffered by women in the metropolis city of Mumbai.
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Girls urged to take lead on disaster management
Oct 12, 2012 The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström said over half of the 200 million people affected by disasters each year were female.
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Few women in politics, fewer in Parliament
Mar 08, 2013 Even though India is attempting to legislate gender-sensitive laws, there is just about one woman for every ten law-makers.
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WIN organises its first conference in India
Feb 06, 2013 In order to identify the hidden opportunities that lie for women in a developing country like India, the Women’s International Networking (WIN) is organising their First Annual Indian Conference from 22nd -23rd February 2013 in New Delhi.
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Work and the people’s sector
Dec 12, 2012 Founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association, Ela R Bhatt, talks on the theme, ‘Let the People’s Sector Flourish: The Journey of SEWA’ on Tuesday. Here is a brief excerpt from the talk.
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