gender imbalance

China’s gender imbalance still grave


March 29th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China's gender ratio stood at 117.78 boys for every 100 baby girls in 2011, a decline from 119.45 in 2009 and 117.94 two years ago.This has ... Read more...

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Shanghai may get its first boys school


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Shanghai may soon have its first boys school if a plan by an education official gets the go-ahead.The single-sex school solution is being proposed in a ... Read more...

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China proposes harsh punishment to curb gender imbalance


March 14th, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China should impose harsher punishments on medical workers who conduct illegal sex determination tests in order to balance the country's skewed gender ratio, a top official ... Read more...

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Shanghai to crack down on sex determination clinics


February 25th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Clinics offering illegal sex determination tests and gender-selective abortion in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will face severe punishment, officials said.Clinics operating without licence will be ... Read more...

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Fewer women on NASA space flights: US astronaut


October 6th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The nature of NASA's space programmes is changing, says a former American woman astronaut, pointing to a growing gender imbalance on the US agency's space ... Read more...

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Implement law against sex selection stringently: Azad


September 28th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday raised concern over gender imbalance in India and appealed to the states for a stringent implementation of the law ... Read more...

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Delhi to strengthen rules against female foeticide: Dikshit


July 11th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Expressing concern over the growing gender imbalance, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Monday that her government will make the rules more stringent to punish ... Read more...

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India’s population is 1.21 billion, gender imbalance worsens (Roundup)


March 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India's population has risen to 1.21 billion - an increase of over 181 million in the last decade - but the gender imbalance is the ... Read more...

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Sex selection to lead to 20pc more men than women by 2030 in India


March 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): A new study has warned that in the next two decades, large parts of India will have an excess of young men by up to 20 percent because ... Read more...

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President Patil visits Amritsar to support save girl child campaign


October 6th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, OCT.6 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil visited Amritsar on Wednesday to give a boost to 'Nanhi Chhaan', a campaign that aimed at protecting the girl child and trees.Bhatinda ... Read more...

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Chinese women at risk as male-female ratio widens


August 24th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) China's widening sex ratio could result in a surge of crimes against women as shortage of females may lead to abduction of girls for forced marriages, a media ... Read more...

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Chinese men to find it tougher to get wives


July 11th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) Young Chinese men of marriageable age will soon find it tougher to look for a wife because there will be 24 million more young men than women of ... Read more...

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Malaysia appoints women judges for Islamic courts for the first time


July 8th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), July 8 (ANI): For the first time in Malaysia's history, two women judges were appointed on Thursday.Suraya Ramli, 31, was appointed a sharia judge in the administrative capital of ... Read more...

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South Asia’s girl child still faces bias even before birth


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) Despite governments' efforts to prevent female infanticide, the girl child in South Asia still faces bias, even before birth.This was admitted by Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav ... Read more...

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Apex court to have a woman judge after four years


April 29th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The supreme court is all set to have a woman judge after long four years with Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra slated to take ... Read more...

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Chambal dacoits have new job descriptions: Author


April 24th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Chambal in central India is now a tame shadow of its wild self. Its ravines no longer echo with the frenzy of gun-toting bandits but ... Read more...

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China Might Face A Shortage Of Brides In Years To Come


January 12th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) By 2020, it is expected that in China 24 million eligible bachelors will be in a crisis of finding suitable brides for themselves. Since the imposition ... Read more...

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Latvian ‘Iron Lady’ joins European Union’s president race


November 17th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, known as the "Iron Lady of the North", has become the first woman contender for the post of EU's first president.The race ... Read more...

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Need for skill development among women: Dikshit


August 28th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Skill development among women is essential and will boost their confidence, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Friday after launching a masters course in gender and developmental ... Read more...

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Grim social realities bind art in the subcontinent (With Images)


August 23rd, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Gurgaon, Aug 23 (IANS) Contemporary art from the subcontinent is a reflection of the socio-political realities - the political conflict, repression and gender imbalance - prevalent in the countries ... Read more...

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Men can reduce HIV burden on women: ICAAP9


August 13th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IBNS
By Ranjita BiswasBali, Aug 13 (IBNS) Men with their image of ‘macho-ness’ are often seen as being on the opposite side of gender imbalance scale. It is particularly true in the context ... Read more...

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Gender imbalance highest among India’s affluent: Harvard study


December 14th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A baby girl is still unwanted in many Indian homes. What's more, the sex ratio imbalance is highest among the rich and the educated, says a study ... Read more...

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Oz Mayor who invited ”uglies” to correct gender imbalance gets ”bloody attractive” girls!


October 10th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): An Aussie Mayor, who tried to solve a gender imbalance in his small town by inviting "ugly" girls to arrive there and snag a man, has revealed ... Read more...

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Outrage over Oz Mayors ugly ducklings to end female drought call


August 19th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, August 19 (ANI): A comment of the Mayor of an Australian town on how lovelorn female "ugly ducklings" could help redress a gender imbalance has sparked a protest march.Mayor ... Read more...

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Women make better bus drivers than men


May 18th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 18 (ANI): One of Sydney's largest bus operators will now be able to exclusively recruit women drivers and not be worried about being sued for discrimination.Veolia Transport has been ... Read more...

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Shortlist for Turner Prize dominated by women


May 14th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): In a span of 24 years of the Turner prize, only three women have won. But now, looks like things are changing with the announcement that three ... Read more...

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NHRC films on Doordarshan


March 14th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI): Four short films produced by NHRC through DAVP empanelled producers and in collaboration with UNICEF will be telecast in the prime slot of National Network of Doordarshan ... Read more...

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NRI adopts Punjab village for its social reform


November 14th, 2007 - 8:27 am ICT by admin
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