WOMEN

L’Oréal Paris and NDTV organise ‘Women of Worth 2016 Conclave’

L’Oréal Paris and NDTV are organising ‘Women of Worth 2016 Conclave’ On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8 in New Delhi. Eminent personalities and opinion leaders will discuss a range of subjects from the evolving role of women in India to issues impacting society today, at the event.

SC asks States to strictly follow Centre’s advisory on Devadasis

TIA NEWS / The Supreme Court has asked all States and Union Territories, UTs, to strictly follow the Centre’s advisory on checking the practice of forcing young girls to serve as Devadasis. A bench comprising Justices F M I Kalifullah and S A Bobde took on record the advisory of the Ministry of Home Affairs … Continue reading SC asks States to strictly follow Centre’s advisory on Devadasis

Centre extends Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in 61 districts

Centre has extended its flagship scheme Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao in additional 61 district, across eleven states. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Haryana last year, seeks to improve the declining trend of child sex ratio in selected districts. It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, … Continue reading Centre extends Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in 61 districts

Alarming rise in Female genital mutilation: UN report

AMN / At least 200 million women and girls across the world are living with genital mutilated due to custom and traditions, according to a new UNICEF report published in time for February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female genital mutilation, FGM, as the practice is often abbreviated. The report says 70 million … Continue reading Alarming rise in Female genital mutilation: UN report

Archana becomes 1st woman to head paramilitary force

AMN / Tamil Nadu Cadre IPS officer Archana Ramasundram has become the first woman to head a paramilitary force. Ramasundram was yesterday appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB, that guards India’s frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan. 58-year-old Ramasundram is currently the Director of National Crime Records Bureau. Besides her, IPS officer … Continue reading Archana becomes 1st woman to head paramilitary force

Negative approach prevents Saudi women from taking up jobs: Study

 A recent survey found that the majority of Saudis prefer marriage at an early age. Men prefer to marry a younger wife and that the man’s jealousy might lead him to prevent his wife from working outside the home. The study, conducted by Edrak Medical Center, was aimed at assessing the views of Saudis about … Continue reading Negative approach prevents Saudi women from taking up jobs: Study

Delhi Govt forms panel to probe crime against women since 2013

AMN / Delhi Government has constituted a commission of inquiry to probe into the complaints of crime against women in the national capital since February 2013. The commission headed by Retired District Judge Dinesh Dayal will look into sexual violence, harassment of women and such other crimes. It will also suggest necessary amendments to relevant … Continue reading Delhi Govt forms panel to probe crime against women since 2013

Govt to extend girl child campaign to 61 more districts

Government has decided to extend the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) scheme to 61 more districts this year to improve the skewed child sex ratio. The programme was launched in 100 districts with poor sex ratio across the country in January last year. More than 50 per cent of the districts showed improvement during initial … Continue reading Govt to extend girl child campaign to 61 more districts

Students allege sexual assault on Calicut University campus

Kochi: A group of women students of the University of Calicut has written a letter to Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court Ashok Bhushan seeking his intervention into the rising sexual assaults against them on the campus. They, in the letter, said no action had been taken against the perpetrators despite several complaints to … Continue reading Students allege sexual assault on Calicut University campus

Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats

AMN / Making a history in Saudi Kingdom,19 women won municipal council seats in Saturday’s historic local elections in which females were allowed to cast votes and run for office for the first time. As soon as news of some women candidates winning municipal council seats from Makkah region came out, there was celebration by … Continue reading Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats

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