discrimination against women

‘Bel Ami’ - Tale of a misogynistic society (IANS Movie Review)


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bel Ami"; Cast: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott; Directors: Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod; Rating: ****It is hard to imagine a time in the western world where the only difference ... Read more...

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Life tough for Pakistan’s future women judges: Daily


July 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily welcomed the government's decision to appoint women to the judiciary, but cautioned that "future women justices are going to find life on the ... Read more...

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Egypt to launch TV channel with fully-veiled women


July 12th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 12 (IANS/AKI) A new satellite TV channel managed completely by women donning the niqab or the full veil will begin broadcast in Egypt July 20, the first day ... Read more...

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‘Chinese men entitled to paid paternity leave’


March 5th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) The father of a new born baby should also be entitled to same paid paternity leave like the mother, an official said Monday.New dads have the ... Read more...

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Brazil wants firms to offer six months’ maternity leave


February 17th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's ... Read more...

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NGO plans gender sensitisation project in schools


January 19th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a programme to combat discrimination against women, NGO CARE India Thursday announced its project to reach out to over a million school and college ... Read more...

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UN urges increased efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all


January 17th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (BNO NEWS) -- Senior United Nations (UN) officials on Monday called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and ... Read more...

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Ram Jethmalani’s daughter passes away (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer rani Jethmalani, daughter of former union law minister Ram Jethmalani, passed away here Saturday, family sources said. She was in her 50s.Rani ... Read more...

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No discrimination against women: Zardari


October 5th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to ending discriminatory practices against women, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.In a message on World Teachers Day Oct 5, the president said ... Read more...

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Men need to change to stop violence against women: Meira Kumar


September 16th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Calling for a change in the mindset of men to stop physical and sexual violence against women, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday said ... Read more...

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Gender discrimination in Pakistan state units: Study


August 29th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) There is gender discrimination in Pakistan's public sector organisations, a study has revealed.A Planning Commission study shows that none of the ministries was earmarking 10 percent ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen welcomes anti-graft movement


July 4th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) With the anti-corruption campaign gaining momentum across the country, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Monday welcomed the movement, calling it a result of the social commitment ... Read more...

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Pakistan has “culture of impunity” on human rights abuses: US report


April 9th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9(ANI): Pakistan's security forces enjoy "a culture of impunity" in relation to human rights abuses in the country, and police have often failed to protect members of religious minorities from ... Read more...

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Vigilante justice haunts Pakistani women, says daily


January 25th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Vigilante justice is haunting women in Pakistan, a leading daily said Tuesday adding: "Aside from violating human rights, these are blatantly extrajudicial actions that cannot go unpunished in ... Read more...

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UN bodies urge Pak to prevent ‘victimisation’ of ‘most vulnerable people’ in flood relief


October 28th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 28 (ANI): Three UN human rights bodies have called on Pakistan to ensure that women, minorities and the disabled are spared from "further victimisation" during the recovery from the devastating ... Read more...

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School meetings in evening ‘are sexist’, says Human Rights Commission


October 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released a new guideline for the school and local councils stating that they could be guilty of discrimination against women if ... Read more...

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Women get equal rights to become guardians, adopt children


September 2nd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has signed into law a bill giving Indian women equal rights as men in adopting children and becoming guardians of minors, including their ... Read more...

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Attractive women also face workplace discrimination


August 8th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 8 (IANS) It's not always the case when attractive women are favoured by bosses. Beauty has an ugly side too, at least for some women who look for jobs ... Read more...

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Women witnesses of Gujarat riots narrate harrowing experiences


July 29th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Tears roll down her cheeks as Farzanabano Ayub Khan Pathan narrates how her family members, including her daughters, were brutally raped and murdered in front of ... Read more...

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UN panel reviews women’s situation in India


July 13th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 13 (IANS) A UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women has begun a review of the situation of women in India and seven other countries. During its 19-day ... Read more...

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Argentine female prisons in inhuman condition


July 11th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 11 (IANS/EFE) Prisons for female convicts in Argentina are in an "inhuman" condition and inmates are being subjected to ill-treatment and torture, a report by over a dozen human ... Read more...

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Argentina bans Japanese rape video game


April 21st, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 21 (IANS/EFE) Argentina has banned a Japanese video game that rewards players for raping three women, the justice ministry has said. "Rapelay", which can be downloaded from the internet, is ... Read more...

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Goldman Sachs Sued For Discrimination


March 25th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Manhattan, March 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday, Charlotte Hanna, a Manhattan resident who claimed to have worked previously for the Goldman Sachs University filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court ... Read more...

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Antonio Banderas Chosen As U.N. Goodwill Ambassador


March 21st, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mar 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United Nations Developmental Program (UNDP) has chosen much acclaimed actor Antonio Banderas as the Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Nations, who is expected to play a ... Read more...

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Women’s blood inspires rebel art in Nepal (Feature with images)


March 21st, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) As a young girl brought up in a conservative household in the Nepal capital, Ashmina Ranjit remembers how her mother used to scold her for touching ... Read more...

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Women village leaders want quota within quota


March 19th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Around 60 women village leaders Friday hailed the passing of the women's reservation bill in the Rajya Sabha but demanded a quota for Dalits and other backward ... Read more...

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Banderas named goodwill ambassador for UN agency


March 18th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 18 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has been named goodwill ambassador for the UN Development Program (UNDP). "In his new role as an advocate for the poor, Antonio Banderas will set ... Read more...

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UN committee seeks women’s rights in peace deal with Taliban


February 6th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.6 (ANI): Any deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban must also include a comprehensive and clear pledge to protect women's human rights in the war tattered country, ... Read more...

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Highlights of President Patil’s speech


January 25th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Out of the box thinking required to bring down food prices with focus on farm productivity through a second Green Revolution. * Higher agriculture income will improve ... Read more...

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Discrimination against women, minorities rampant: UN high commissioner (Dec 10 is International Human Rights Day)


December 10th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Thursday said that despite a number of rights based treaties being signed, discrimination - whether it's towards women ... Read more...

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Why discriminate when training is same, women officers ask


November 19th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Twenty women officers of the Indian Army Thursday sought to know from the Delhi High Court why they were discriminated in service vis-a-vis the men when both ... Read more...

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Women most vulnerable to climate change, says UN report


November 19th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Women, particularly those in poor countries, are among the most vulnerable to climate change, said a United Nations report released here Thursday. "They (women) are among the most ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s sex workers fight stigma of HIV/AIDS


November 17th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 17 (IANS) They all have a common story to narrate - stigma and discrimination by the society because of their profession and the disease with which they are infected. Tales of ... Read more...

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UAE to launch educational campaign for women


August 12th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' General Women's Union (GWU) has announced a new initiative to educate women about the legislations addressing and dealing with the issues concerning them, ... Read more...

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Violence against women keeping them away from politics: NGO


April 6th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Women are making steady inroads into almost every profession in South Asia these days. Yet, when it comes to politics, why are many women politicians not seen? ... Read more...

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