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Protests Continue as Abortion Rights Overturned US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Undoes the Abortion Rights, US Companies Extend Support for its Female Employees

In a huge setback to human rights, the Supreme Court of the United States of America overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established constitutional right to an abortion. This has made the US, one of the few dozen countries to have severe restrictions on the termination of pregnancy. The apex court of...

135 Years to Achieve Gender Parity: WEF Report

The number of years it will take to achieve gender parity has increased to 135, according to a new World Economic Forum report. In the latest World Economic Forum Summit, industry leaders, NGOs, and politicians gathered in Davos for an Open Forum discussion debated the global prospects for gender equity. The event came on the...

Fewer Women Decide How to Spend the Money they Made now than 15 years Ago: NFHS

Having an income does not necessarily lead to financial independence for women. It is not unusual to see the males of the family – be it father or a husband – take charge of making financial decisions, even for the money earned by women. However, it is astounding to know that fewer women are...

Mothers Day 2022: Understanding Maternity Benefits Availability for Working Indian Mothers

Being a mother is considered to be a huge blessing in every society. The opportunity to nurture a new human being and induct them in the world is a huge responsibility that requires a lot of skill, courage and patience. On top of that, the job is never-ending – for as long as a...

Euronics joins hands with Sacchi Saheli under Project Saral to offer menstrual hygiene education to women in Delhi

Menstruation is an important part of women’s reproductive health. Though it is a normal physiological phenomenon, it is surrounded by taboos, myths, and stereotypes which make it challenging for girls and women to go through their monthly periods in a safe and hygienic way. It is well known that slum dwellers have limited access...

40 % Women and 38% Men in India Find Domestic Violence Acceptable in Some Cases

Last month, police in India arrested a 46-year-old man for reportedly murdering his wife due to an excess salt in his breakfast.  Witnessing the assault, the couple's 12-year-old son informed police that his father followed his mother, Nirmala, into the bedroom, yelling about salt, and began hitting her. In some other recent cases, a...

Ms Sara Abdullah Pilot, Chairperson, CEQUIN India Talks About Sports to Achieve Gender Equality

"No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens,” Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States of America has rightly said. Leading with this belief, CEQUIN, a Delhi-based NGO is working on the empowerment of women and girls,...

Women Continue To Be Underrepresented In Tech Leadership

The tech industry is one of the sectors where gender disparity has been quite widespread.  Historically, too, we find that women have often been overlooked for their contributions to the field. For instance, six women programmed the first electronic computer during World War II, but none were given credit for their work. In India, women...

India to host Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023 to champion the rights of street children worldwide

Save the Children, India (Bal Raksha Bharat) and Street Child United will welcome 22 teams from 16 countries to India next year for the Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC 2023) Taking place in September ahead of the ICC World Cup, the unique ten day event will see street-connected children & young people take...

Companies Suffer Losses when Women Leaders Leave: Report

When Women Leaders leave, the losses multiply, in terms of both job satisfaction and performance, says new research. According to the Potential Projects Spring 2022 Report, the best results are achieved when women are in charge. The third of the six editions of The Human Leader study, a bi-annual examination of the key characteristics that...

Continental’s ‘Women for Manufacturing’ Program reaches key milestones in empowering women

Technology company Continental’s “Women for Manufacturing” program, launched as a 150th-anniversary initiative, has been making inroads into women empowerment through targeted campaigns and programs. Together with implementation partner Centum Foundation, the project was rolled out in Bengaluru and Gurugram in June 2021. The program focuses on three target groups – high school girls, ITI & Engineering...

Comprehensive Development of Women is the Foundation for Empowered Communities

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman appointed as Speaker of the House of Representatives, United States of America said, “Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household.” In this statement lies the recognition of the multiple roles where...

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