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Saudi women should have choice to wear abaya robe: Saudi Prince

WEB DESK Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has announced that women need not dress in the black abaya often seen as their expected attire throughout the kingdom. Stating this ahead of his US visit, Mohammed bin Salman, in an interview to US news channel CBS, indicated that Sharia law did not dictate that women … Continue reading Saudi women should have choice to wear abaya robe: Saudi Prince

Women in India are now more empowered: I&B Minister Smriti Irani

AMN Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani today said women in India are now more empowered. Speaking at the inauguration of Stree Swabhiman-a CSC initiative propelled by women entrepreneurs for promoting women’s health and hygiene on the occasion of International Women’s Day in New Delhi, Ms Irani said, today women feel more comfortable to discuss … Continue reading Women in India are now more empowered: I&B Minister Smriti Irani

Deccan Queen Train run by all-female staff on Women’s Day

AMN On the occasion of the International Women’s Day in Mumbai, Central Railway today deployed an all-women staff on the popular Deccan Queen Express that runs between Mumbai and Pune. Mumbai’s Divisional Manager, S K Jain has informed that Asia’s first woman train driver Surekha Yadav will pilot the express and senior assistant loco pilot … Continue reading Deccan Queen Train run by all-female staff on Women’s Day

Saudi women don’t need male permission to start businesses

NADA HAMEED / ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Saudi women do not need the permission of a male guardian to start their own business, according to the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment. “No need for a guardian’s permission. Saudi women are free to start their own business freely,” ministry spokesperson Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein tweeted on Thursday … Continue reading Saudi women don’t need male permission to start businesses

Centre to set up one sanitary pad unit in each block

AMN / NEW DELHI Centre will set up at least one sanitary pad unit in each block of the country for better health and hygiene of women. These units will be set up through Common Services Centers network and will create employment for around 60 thousand women. This was announced by Electronics and IT Minister … Continue reading Centre to set up one sanitary pad unit in each block

‘Rape Roko’ campaign launched in Delhi to fight sexual violence

Our Correspondent /New Delhi Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today launched a nationwide campaign ‘Rape Roko’ with the students to fight sexual violence. DCW chief Swati Maliwal — who is on a Satyagraha in protest against the rape of an eight-month-old infant in the capital launched the campaign along with other social workers “Have not … Continue reading ‘Rape Roko’ campaign launched in Delhi to fight sexual violence

Krishna Kumari to become first Hindu Senator of Pakistan

AMN / KARACHI Krishna Kumari, a young lady from Kohli tribe (SC) in Sindh is all set to become first Hindu woman to be elected to the Pakistan’s Senate, the upper House of parliament. Pakistan People’s Party, PPP has nominated Kumari, from Thar to contest a general seat for the upcoming Senate election to be … Continue reading Krishna Kumari to become first Hindu Senator of Pakistan

Menstruation taboo kills another woman in Nepal

Kathmandu The last time anyone saw Gauri Kumari Bayak alive, she was gathering grass and firewood. Considered impure because she was menstruating, she was about to sleep outside in a cold hut. She never woke up, The New York Times has reported. According to the police, Ms Bayak is the latest victim of a very … Continue reading Menstruation taboo kills another woman in Nepal

More girls going to colleges in India: HRD report

AMN / NEW DELHI There has been substantial increase in the enrollment of girl students across the country, according to report of the All India Survey on Higher Education 2016-17 in New Delhi. The report was released by Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar here on Friday The survey shows that India registered its best … Continue reading More girls going to colleges in India: HRD report

Adolescents face unique challenges: Priyanka Chopra

AMN / New Delhi UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra on Saturday said that adolescents today face a unique set of challenges and giving them the tools to improve their lives will help create a generation of economically-independent citizens who will actively contribute to their communities. Interacting with a group of young girls and boys … Continue reading Adolescents face unique challenges: Priyanka Chopra

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