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Why women in South Asia are ‘financially flawed’

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Why women in South Asia are ‘financially flawed’

About a month ago (23-24 March) policymakers, private sector actors and civil society representatives from across South Asia, and local and international researchers, came together in Kathmandu to explore ways to use data and evidence-based policy to promote women’s economic empowerment. The four represented nations—Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan—have had varied experiences in this context. […]

Gandhi ‘bahus’  endorse tax free Pads

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Gandhi ‘bahus’ endorse tax free Pads

New Delhi:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi has supported a petition for scrapping of tax on sanitary napkins. It may be mentioned that BJP minister Maneka Gandhi has also supported the idea of removing taxes on the item. Mrs Gandhi recalled that during previous UPA government she had called for providing napkins free to BPL families. […]

Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

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Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

Bombay (Mumbai): Facing allegations of sexual harassment against its founder Arunubh Kumar, The Viral Fever  admitted that it should have responded in a better manner rather than reacting ’emotionally and too quickly’. (March 17) In its initial statement, the company said the person behind the blog post will be found and given “severe justice”. This […]

Indian Bosses and Women’s Safety

Indian Bosses and Women’s Safety

While the UN has taken up the matter of unequal pay for women, India’s women are unsafe even at their jobs. Getting a job is tough if you are a woman.Many women are finding out that this is only the beginning of the nightmare. Sexual harassment at work is a serious concern in the country. […]

Air India grounds 34 ‘heavyweights’ and they aren’t passengers!

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Air India grounds 34 ‘heavyweights’ and they aren’t passengers!

If you have a ‘job in the sky’ you better watch your weight. Tip the scales, and you’ll be grounded, for (literally) throwing your weight around! Air India, the National Carrier is on ‘shaping up’ spree in m ore ways than one. Read on:  New Delhi,:  34 cabin crew members, including 30 air hostesses, of Air […]

Parliament approves 26 week Paid Maternity Leave

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Parliament approves 26 week Paid Maternity Leave

New Delhi:  Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi  hailed the passage of Maternity Bill, which allows paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, in Parliament, calling it a “historic” decision (March 9). The Lok Sabha passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 today. The Bill had already been passed by the Rajya Sabha during the […]

Nari Shakti Award: Women honoured by President

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Nari Shakti Award: Women honoured by President

New Delhi: Gender biases have no place in modern India where inclusive development is a key objective, President Pranab Mukherjee said.(March 8) He also lamented the rise in crimes against women and said it was inexcusable that they do not feel as secure and safe as they should in India. His remarks came during a […]

‘Women farmers are real heroes’: MLA and others on women role models

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‘Women farmers are real heroes’: MLA and others on women role models

Be Bold For Change: That’s the mantra for the International Women’s Day this year, and you may not know it, but women in 40 countries have pledged to go on ‘strike’ today. they will abstain from work, paid and unpaid, just to demonstrate how much women contribute to society. While we didn’t find any women […]

Be Bold For Change: IWD 2017

Be Bold For Change: IWD 2017

International Women’s Day is an occasion to reflect on the status of women in our world. In some parts, the day has lost its original political flavor and become an occasion for people to express their love for women in an affectionate and appreciative way. In other parts, however, the political and human rights themes […]

Bihar Mahila Samaj calls out Politician-Patriarchy nexus

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Bihar Mahila Samaj calls out Politician-Patriarchy nexus

Is the present political scenario promoting regressive patriarchy under the guise of  pseudo ‘Nationalism’  ‘Religious sentiment’ ‘Hindutva’? To what extent are all politcal parties guilty of gender discrimination? These were some of the questions thrown up at an action packed gathering of women. On 27th February Bihar Mahila Samaj conducted its 10th State level meeting […]

Female Genital Mutilation and us

Female Genital Mutilation and us

Female genital mutilation (FGM) When I first came across this term “Female genital mutilation” I didn’t really know what it actually meant. But after reading about what it means and how it’s still being practised in India I had this immediate urge of writing my thoughts down and being a helping hand in spreading more […]

Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

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Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

Shillong, Jan 26 :  A 67 year old Lech in the Shillong Raj Bhawan? Can it be true? The Governor of Meghalaya, in the face of vocal allegations of sexual misconduct, resigned on the night of Republic Day. He had spent the day in Arunachal Pradesh rather than in Shillong, probably wary of facing embarrassment. […]

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