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Despite progress, gender inequality persists: study
Jul 10, 2015 The MDG report-2015 states that women continue to face discrimination in many parts of the world.
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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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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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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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Women’s Reservation Bill: Parliamentarians lack resoluteness of purpose, says lawyer Geeta Luthra
Mar 26, 2013 Eminent Indian lawyer, Geeta Luthra, laments that in all the successive Parliaments, the percentage of women has been gradually coming down in comparison to the first Parliament. Excerpts from Geeta Luthra's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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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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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.
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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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Women's political participation low in South Asia
Nov 06, 2012 A UN Women report looks at the state of women and their political representation in all the countries of South Asia. The report finds that despite being guaranteed equality constitutionally, patriarchal social structures impede political ambitions of women all over.
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Now, women to get a ‘fair’ share of husband’s property
May 01, 2013 The Indian government is considering an amendment to ensure women get a fair share of their husband’s property post-divorce.
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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.
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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.
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SCs, STs and women benefit most from cash transfers: study
Jun 01, 2013 Cash transfers to villagers not only improve the basic living conditions in a village but also enhance schooling of children, reveals a study based on project in some Indian villages.
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India's second all-women post office launched in Delhi
Apr 11, 2013 Talking about the launch of India’s second all women post office, India’s minister for Communications and IT, said that this endeavour will strengthen the position of women.
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Japan, US support Safe Cities programme in New Delhi
Apr 28, 2014 Japan and the United States are supporting UN Women’s Safe Cities programme in New Delhi, India’s national capital city.
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UN launches global campaign for gender equality
May 27, 2014 UN Women has launched a new campaign called the ‘Beijing+20 Campaign: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity’ with an aim to create gender awareness and sensitivity at the global level.
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The trials of women in pursuit of a baby
Jul 14, 2015 In many parts of India, non-conception is almost always followed by the insinuation of the existence of a 'fault' in the woman.
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Change education pattern for sustainable development: UNESCO chief
Nov 16, 2012 Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the launch of the UNESCO Chair at TERI University in New Delhi. Bokova explains how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.
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Dec 03, 2012 Indian matrimonial website’s widely followed online game over Facebook to combat the menace of the dowry system finds itself named among a list of prestigious awardees.
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Look forward to cooperation with India in renewables: Czech Minister
Apr 12, 2013 Martin Kuba, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that Czech companies and institutions are keen to share with their Indian counterparts their know-how on handling generated waste as well as on waste prevention. Excerpts from the interview.
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Bollywood: Changing women's attires over the years
Sep 05, 2013 "Women’s costumes in Bollywood have a great impact on young film goes and women in general," observes Karishma Jamwal, a Mumbai-based fashion designer.
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World marks Int'l Day to stop violence against women
Nov 25, 2013 Ending violence against women is one of UN Women’s key priority areas, with programmes addressing the pandemic implemented globally.
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Exquisite weaves that changed Vandana’s life
Nov 22, 2013 Out of the total number of weavers in India some 60 per cent are women and 40 per cent belong to the lowest of the lower rank on the social ladder, writes Mehru Jaffer.
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India: Rajasthan’s extraordinary women sarpanches
May 26, 2013 Many women have become the flag bearers of women's empowerment at the village-level in Rajasthan, a state still deeply rooted in a feudal culture.
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EU-UN Women film pays tribute to ‘Inspiring Indian Women’
Mar 10, 2014 ‘Women who Inspire’, a new film produced by the European Union, is comprised of a series of interviews which focus on outstanding individual Indian women.
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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.
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India: Ahmedabad rising to the beats of the Garba
Feb 21, 2013 In the aftermath of the horrific gang rape of a girl in Delhi, which has spiraled into an uprising against gender violence across India, the young women of Ahmedabad have spoken: They are “ready to rise” to eliminate violence, writes Tanushree Gangopadhyay.
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Time for women to get on board: ILO
Nov 04, 2012 The need to have more women in the world’s still male-dominated boardrooms has gained widespread recognition but there is also strong disagreement on how to go about it.
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India is a very difficult country, says Priyanka Chopra
Jul 06, 2016 The Quantico star urged that the Indian mindset that links the family honour with a girl or woman needs to change thoroughly.
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Women still not part of decision making process: Modi
Apr 09, 2013 “We have to bring women into the decision making process," said Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of the West Indian state of Gujarat.
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