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"More power, wealth a social strata has, more the genocidal violence towards females"
Mar 07, 2013 In 2006, writer and activist Rita Banerji started the '50 Million Missing' campaign to bring focus to the rampant practice of female foeticide in India. Since then she has been spreading the word on what she calls mass female genocide and talks to OneWorld South Asia about how India needs to wake up and do something concrete to stop violence against women.
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Impact of violence against women is devastating: Nicole Kidman
Jul 16, 2013 The Hollywood actress has travelled across the globe to meet with survivors of sexual violence and raise attention to this human rights violation.
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Afghanistan: Defend women’s rights
Jul 04, 2013 Donors should condition government funding on rights gains for women, says Human Rights Watch.
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Divorce pushing Indian women into poverty
May 05, 2013 Divorce has become a marker that ostracises and marginalises already poor women in India, especially those who lack an education or the means to a livelihood.
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Afghanistan urged to approve women's rights legislation
May 22, 2013 Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan have urged the Government to fully implement legislation to protect women from child marriage and other forms of violence, in line with international commitments, after the Afghan Parliament failed to ratify the law over the weekend.
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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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Ban the two-finger test in rape trials
Jan 07, 2013 The two-finger test, which is a highly prevalent practice during rape trials in India, not only steals the victim of dignity but perpetuates the patriarchal notions of sexuality that feed rape.
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Salma Hayek launches Gucci's Chime for Change campaign
Mar 13, 2013 Powerful women from across the globe get together to form a new global campaign to raise awareness on issues of women's rights and empowerment of women and girls. Actor Salma Hayek Pinault, singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Frida Giannini of Gucci and Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaidi-Chinoy are few of the women who are going to be a part of this campaign. The campaign Chime for Change is founded by luxury brand Gucci.
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