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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT NEWS

In 21st century Pakistan, women continue to be denied agency, rights

March 21, 2020 11:50 am

In Pakistan, most women living away from big cities have to survive in a hostile environment. Almost half of Pakistan’s 225 million population comprises women, which means half of Pakistan is getting a raw deal in the 21st century.

Indira Gandhi, Amrit Kaur named by TIME among '100 Women of the Year'

March 06, 2020 11:54 am

The profile in TIME said that in 1976, Gandhi, "'Empress of India' had become India's great authoritarian."

An upskilling programme is helping women return to work after break

December 18, 2019 9:16 am

The idea to bring women in India with a gap of six months and above in their IT careers back into the workforce, without the compulsion of only having to join back their previous employers, led to the birth of VMInclusion Taara.

In a first, no man in House panel to empower women

October 17, 2019 6:26 am

While the committee has traditionally been dominated by women, complete absence of men is a new development.

Linking patriotism to women’s bodies is uncalled for

September 16, 2019 9:35 am

The latest firing of this salvo occurred in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech, in which it was declared that having small families is a form of “patriotism”. Such exhortations primarily target women, their bodies and their reproductive autonomy.

How to raise gutsy girls? Author Caroline Paul has an answer

September 09, 2019 8:03 am

We, women have to start practicing bravery too. We cannot teach our girls until we teach ourselves, says the author in this inspiring video.

Tactile breast screening by visually-impaired show promise of early detection of breast cancer in India

October 13, 2019 3:29 pm

Using the highly developed sensory skills of visually-impaired women, a new screening methodology could help detect breast cancer risk, shows a study.

Fear is in the mind; if you keep thinking, you will be stuck: Senior police inspector Rashmi Jadhav

July 27, 2019 11:27 am

Smashing gender stereotypes, Rashmi Jadhav says that her growing up years played a crucial role in defining her strengths and abilities.

Maharasthra: 2,800 SHGs to train women from minority communities

July 10, 2019 6:00 am

These self-help groups (SHGs) will come up in 14 districts of Aurangabad, Nagpur and Amravati division.

Aimed at women empowerment, Wari Nari Shakti initiative launched in Pune

June 28, 2019 11:31 am

Chairman, Maharashtra State Commission for Women, Pune, said, “Women are the backbone of the family... Men and women are equal; women are walking shoulder to shoulder with their brothers in this pilgrimage.”