- 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]
- Trafficking is a hidden crime, curb it: Graduate Women International
Jul 28, 2016
Urging the world leaders to end modern slavery, Graduate Women International says that women and girls who have been trafficked are subjected to extreme violence.
[Women safety] [Trafficking] [Women and children]
- Breastfeeding could save 210,000 child deaths in India
Feb 20, 2013
Around 22 per cent of newborn deaths could be prevented if breastfeeding started within the first hour of birth, a recently released report said.
[Traditional Medicine] [South Asia] [Primary Healthcare] [Breastfeeding India] [Preventive Healthcare] [Women and children]
- Pregnant mothers in developing world face lead threat
Oct 24, 2013
Children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are facing widespread exposure to toxic lead in paint.
[India] [Women] [Developing nations] [Health] [South Asia] [Women and children]
- Environment matters: Why women in this Indian village can’t cook dal
Jun 09, 2013
According to data put out by the Delhi-based The Energy and Research Institute (TERI), 1,62,000 villages in India face the problem of brackish or contaminated water and a scarcity of fresh water, writes Pamela Philipose.
[South Asia] [India] [Women empowerment] [Women and children] [Women]
- Two out of five pregnancies are unintended: report
Jul 15, 2013
About two out of five pregnancies worldwide, are unintended, says Worldwatch report.
[UN] [Population] [Women] [Worldwatch Institute] [Women and children] [Worldwatch Institute report]
- Global health partnership saved 2.5 mn women
Mar 11, 2015
Global health partnership has saved 2.5 million women and children since 2010, says United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
[Women's Rights] [Health] [Women and children]
- My show ‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ will inspire women: Meinal
Mar 11, 2014
Meinal Vaisnav plays the lead character of Dr Sneha for a new sitcom ‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ on India’s national broadcaster Doordarshan. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, Meinal said that the show is all about women empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Women empowerment] [Women and children] [Gender Empowerment] [Indian women] [Women rape] [South Asia]
- 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.
[South Asia] [Women and children] [Bangladesh lactating mothers] [Women]
- 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
[UNFPA] [child sex ratio] [UN Women] [Girl child] [Women and children] [Millennium Development Goals] [India] [Discrimination] [Gender Inequality] [Female feticide] [Women]
- Economic downs trouble emerging nations: Indian minister
Oct 15, 2012
Global uncertainties have weighed on market confidence and sentiment, impacting South Asian economies, says India's Finance Minister, P Chidambaram.
[Women and children] [Women] [Agriculture] [South Asia] [India Finance Minister] [Bangladesh] [Economy] [Bhutan]
- 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.
[Women and children] [India] [Health] [Women]