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Taking a revolutionary turn, Supreme Court agrees to take petitions citing ‘Nikah Halala’ and ‘Polygamy’

Intending to consider the pleas citing ‘nikah halala’ and ‘polygamy’ the Supreme Court has decided to hear the pleas on the urgent listing. The Supreme Court agreed to consider urgent pleas challenging the practice of polygamy and Nikah Halala among Muslims...

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Determination and passion paid off well; INSV Tarini bestowed with #NariShaktiPuraskar

Six women, one cruise and bags of experiences, those which will create lifetime memories. The INSV Tarini who returned back to their homeland on May 21st was appreciated by the entire country for their outrageous courage of circumnavigating the globe. Honouring the women, the Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi greeted the INSV Tarini for their extravagant experience...

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Daughters can! The thought which led this Indian father-daughter team scale up Mount Everest

The famous dialogue from the film Dangal, ‘Mhari choriyan, choron se kam hai ke?’ has undoubtedly come true. On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the father-daughter duo saw the rising sun from a place where only a small fraction of us will ever set foot Mount Everest...

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First time in 57 years, UP Sainik School opens gate for girl cadets

Hailing girl power on top, making it come first in the past 57 years, the Uttar Pradesh Sainik School has conferred admission to girls. Losing the all-boys institution tag on Friday, the UP Sainik School in Lucknow has welcomed a team of 15 girls in its cadet team...

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Norway cares for Mumbaikars! 1st women only toilet comes up in Mumbai built by Norway prisoners

Public toilet – only for women comes up in Mumbai after ex-convicts and former drug addicts hailing from Norway built the toilet near Mumbai Central Railway station. The project was initiated by a group called ‘Back in the Ring’, led by Alexander Medin, a yoga teacher from Norway, under whose guidance the 15-member team started building the toilet last year...

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Saudi Arabia enters a new age of reform with Women watching football match for first time ever

The world football definitely witnessed one of the most progressive reforms on Friday. For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia, a conservative Islam country, allowed women to spectacle a Football match. The country is undertaking many reforming steps to push the gender equality forward...

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WHO says world needs Universal Health Coverage; essential health services not reached to all

Many people at the end of month save a fair amount of monthly income for medical insurance or such schemes. Why? That is because health expenses are sometimes way too much for common mass. But the people who can’t even afford two times meal what about them? They also fall sick but they can’t afford healthcare. The stark reality is least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services. Moreover, nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to ..

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Women need to be part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem to enable prosperity of the society

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Government approves new women empowerment scheme

“Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” is the new scheme the Union Cabinet and Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) have approved for empowering women in the country...

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State Policy cleared to protect transgender from social discrimination, abuse in Karnataka

With an aim of bringing the transgender community into the mainstream and also safeguarding them from exploitation in the society, the Karnataka government has cleared the State Policy for Transgenders, 2017. The policy had been drafted on transgenders, in agreement with a judgment which was a milestone by the Supreme Court in 2014...

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Fathers spend more leisure time while mothers work the most after the childbirth, says a renowned study

A working mother works double than a man in a household. Researchers have found that fathers are often seen having fun while mothers work around the house. The study published online in the Journal Sex Roles found that 3 months after the birth of the first baby, men are most often relaxing while working women are engaged in housework or childcare. ..

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'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' sees an upward trend in the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) graph

'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' is a social campaign focused on generating awareness and improving the efficiency of welfare services to girls. The government on Friday claimed that there has been an improvement in sex ratio at birth in 104 districts selected for Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. ..

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Tamannaah Bhatia extends support for 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' campaign

In order to spread the awareness for the girl child education, Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to join the campaign of 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' through a film. Basking in the success of magnum opus Baahubali series, the ace Actress will be the part of the project 'A B C' helmed by Ramkumar Shendge...

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Need more focus on gender parity: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Underlining the importance of women empowerment Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asserted that policy makers should give due diligence to gender balance in climate change policies. Addressing the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development Mahajan said that climate change, women land rights, and sustainable development are all interrelated issue and needs more focus...

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South Africa takes help of technology to prevent Gender based violence; a new app fights women abuse

Gender based violence is a prevalent global problem. As technology is improving, South African women can now take help of technology to combat violence against them. South African women's rights organization People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) unveiled an app it hopes will help survivors of gender-based violence...

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Ever heard of clothing rights? Turkish women march for ‘Clothing Rights’ protest in Istanbul

Turkey has always been seen as a ‘conservative’ country. Women in Turkey don’t enjoy the independent rights as women in America or Britain do. As a result, there has been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing. President Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist rooted AK Party have shown little interest in expanding the rights of minorities, gay or women in that case. To protest the silence by the Turkish government on minorities’ rights, hundreds of ..

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New “Selfie with Daughter” app launched to improve child sex ratio

Gender equality is a key step for the development of a nation. Even in this twenty-first century, there are many families who don’t welcome a new female member in the family. Fetus killing is one of the worst social diseases. A balanced sex ratio is very important for the better sociological condition. Today the President Pranab Mukherjee launched a mobile application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ with a vision to improve the child sex ratio of India...

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Female leaders discuss in Tokyo Global Summit how to utilize women’s economic potential

Women’s economic potential needs to be fully harnessed, to make the economic base stronger of a nation. With an aim to discuss women’s economic progress worldwide, female government and business leaders from over 60 countries gathered in Tokyo.The 27-year-old Global Summit of Women has been inaugurated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Thursday...

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Tokyo to host largest Global Summit of Women

Last year, Japan faced a drop in the ranking of World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap index. From then the country is trying to achieve a better position in global gender agenda. Now the largest ever global women empowerment forum is going to conduct their global summit in Tokyo from 11th May...

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PM to inaugurate first ever women’s parliament on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be formally inaugurating the first three-day national women’s parliament (NWP) on February 10 at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh...

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Women of India Exhibition receives overwhelming response; boosts women entrepreneurs

With the aim of promoting women entrepreneurs engaged in manufacture and promotion of organic products ranging from food, fabrics, wellness, personal care among others, a unique exhibition was held named ‘Women of India Exhibition 2016’ on Friday. The exhibition was organized by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development from 14th to 23rd October, 2016 in capital...

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Without contribution of 10-year-old girls, SDG cannot be achieved: World Population Report

“Without their contribution, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its accompanying 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may never be achieved,”warned World Population Report by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday...

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 ‘Women of India Festival-2016’ is a move to benefit women entrepreneurs says Maneka Gandhi   

Minister of Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products by women at Dilli Haat at INA, New Delhi on Friday. During addressing the gathering, Maneka said that ‘Women of India Festival-2016’ is a move to benefit women entrepreneurs says Maneka Gandhi. ..

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Belgium and UN women team up to foster women’s rights and gender equality

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation, signed the first Framework Arrangement in New York on 20 September 2016, to formalize and strengthen collaboration for promoting women’s rights and gender equality...

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More jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities will promote women empowerment : ASSOCHAM

After female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India fell about 10% in past decade with country recording lowest FLFP rate among BRICS nations, apex body ASSOCHAM conducted a study to seek solutions to women empowerment.Study reveals that there is an urgent need to create more jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to promote women empowerment thereby making them economically independent as female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India has fallen significantly by 10 per cent during ..

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Make no mistake – ‘Right to Pray’ campaign is not about Gender Equality

this so-called ‘Right to Pray’ campaign is not about gender equality. It is a political ploy of irreligious people masquerading as secular reformers out to wreak Hindu traditions with the help of courts and gullible media that is lazy to do its own research. These people represent ‘Breaking India’ forces.restricting ..

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Media is grossly biased against women, shows latest study

Progress toward equality of men and women in the news media has ground to a halt, according to newly released results from the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)...

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India slides in WEF's gender equality index, ranks 114

India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival...

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Quota will help fulfill dreams: Bihar's transgenders

Suman Kumari, Gautam and Anu Priya are upbeat like never before. They hope their dreams will finally be fulfilled and they will get government jobs as Bihar has declared them a 'third gender' and made them eligible for reservation...

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Dharamsala, Mandi to have all-women police stations

The Himachal Pradesh government Friday decided to set up all-women police stations in Dharamsala and Mandi towns also to curb crimes against women, an official said...

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Pune hospital celebrates birth of every girl child

Locals are familiar with Medicare Hospital's revolutionary policy of free delivery for all females born there, propounded by its founder and owner, Dr. Ganesh Rakh...

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Trinamool MP's wife apologises for his rape remark

Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's wife Tuesday apologised for his rape remark that has triggered outrage across the country...

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Facebook page soon for complaints on women's issues: Maneka

The government will use the social media for redressal of complaints related to issues concerning women and children and a Facebook page will be set up, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Wednesday...

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Women empowerment means equal partnership in everything

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar on Friday said that empowerment of women implies equal partnership in all walks of life...

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Thousands of women stage protests against domestic violence in Turkey

More than 2,000 Turkish women staged anti-government protests on the International Women's Day in Istanbul Saturday evening...

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Kumar Vishwas should apologise for comments on Kerala nurses: NCW

National Commission for Women chief Mamta Sharma on Wednesday said that Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas should apologise on his comments on Kerala nurses...

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Kumar Vishwas should apologise for comments on Kerala nurses: NCW

National Commission for Women chief Mamta Sharma on Wednesday said that Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas should apologise on his comments on Kerala nurses...

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Boxer Mary Kom urges women to learn self defence

Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom Thursday expressed concern over women's safety in India and urged them to go for physical training to fend off attackers...

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Implement scheme to protect women from violence, say activists

Several women's rights organisations Friday demanded that the scheme governing the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (PWDV) Act, 2005 be immediately and strictly implemented...

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Obamas salute Malala's inspiring work on girls' education

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan at the White House Friday, thanking her for her "inspiring and passionate work" on girls' education in Pakistan...

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India the only place I identify with: Taslima Nasreen

Celebrated Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen said she considers herself a citizen of the world and loves India, especially West Bengal, and feels a person should have the right to choose where to live...

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Asia's sex imbalance is going to have huge consequences (The Funny Side)

Asia will one day be filled with "millions of men desperate for women", researchers warned last week. You mean it isn't now? These guys should look out the windows a bit more. Being desperate for women is pretty much the default state for guys aged 13 up. What the people who wrote the Chinese government report were trying to say was the sex imbalance will have consequences. Shri Nury Vittachi lokks at funny side. ..

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Delhi has lowest working women proportion: Survey

National capital Delhi has lowest proportion of working women. According to newly released Census data, Delhi shares lower proportion of working women whereas Kolkata and Mumbai have nearly double the proportion of working women. Southern cities including Coimbatore and Bengaluru are at the highest end of the spectrum. ..

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