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India’s passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill reflects its commitment to gender equality: UN Women India

UN Women hailed India's passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill on September 18 as a landmark moment for gender equality, especially in terms of women’s political leadership.

Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar hosts workshop on capacity building for women and gender equality

Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city recently hosted a two-day national-level workshop on capacity building for women and gender equity.

Parliamentary committee recommends more soft postings for women, quota for transgenders in CAPF

New Delhi: Highlighting the lack of female recruits in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), a parliamentary committee urged the Union Home Ministry to form strategies to improve their representation in the services, media reports said.

Meghalaya: Women voters outnumber men in Sohiong by-elections

Guwahati/IBNS: In by-elections for the Sohiong assembly constituency in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills District Saturday, a significant number of voters turned out to participate in the democratic process.

Second G20 EMPOWER meeting of Ministry of WCD to be held from Apr 4 -6 in Kerala

Women’s Empowerment is not just an issue of social justice, it is also an economic imperative.

Workplace Harassment: The Truth About Women's Labor-Force Participation Decline

Over the past decade, women's labor force participation has dropped by 5.28 percent (ILO). After providing greater advantages and privileges to women, why is the graph of female participation falling?

The Spiralling Crime Graph: A Wake-Up Call to End Violence Against Women

On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, let's step back and look at eleven years of statistics, 2011–2021, which indicate a ninefold, or 87.3 percent, increase in violence against women. According to the annual data released by the National Crime Record Bureau in the past eleven years, the highest percentage of crimes against women reported in 2021 rose by 15.3 per cent. 

'We need to reform the way we think about gender equality in India': Smriti Irani

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Women & Child Development Minister Smriti Irani  Thursday said there was a need to look at gender equality differently and break barriers of past assumptions.

Jammu and Kashmir: South Kashmir’s first Women’s police station starts operation

Anantnag:  South Kashmir’s first Women’s police station commenced its operation from Monday in  Anantnag town of the UT.

PM Modi hosts delegation of Women Students from Nagaland at his residence in Lok Kalyan Marg

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi hosted a delegation of Women Students from Nagaland at his residence in Lok Kalyan Marg earlier on Thursday.

How girls of today can become the women of tomorrow

Since childhood, AbhaKumari (21) wanted to study and don the police uniform – making a mark for herself as ‘Lady Dabangg’.

Kashmir: Help Desk for Women inaugurated at Lar Police Station

Srinagar/IBNS: In order to help women in distress or facing harassment or any kind of abuse or violence, Police Wednesday inaugurated the Women’s Help Desk at Police Station, Lar.

Union Cabinet clears proposal to raise minimum age of women for marriage from 18 to 21

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to raise the minimum age of women for marriage from 18 to 21, media reports said.

Taliban promises to find government seats for women in future: Zabihullah Mujahid

Kabul/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: The Afghan government will include women in the future, said Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a harrowing time for the South Asian nation.

Army selection board clears Colonel rank for five women officers

New Delhi/UNI: In a first, Selection Board of the Indian Army cleared promotion of five women officers to Colonel rank on time scale basis after they completed 26 years of service in Signals, Electronic and Mechanical Engineers Corps, an official statement said.