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African women set to drive continent’s resurgence: AU official (Interview)

July 23rd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 23 (IANS) It's a dream come true for African women, says Litha Musyimi-Ogana, the African Union's chief pointsperson on gender issues as she hails the election of ... Read more...

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Enrolment of girls at primary level growing: Economic Survey

March 15th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The enrolment of girls in primary and upper primary levels has grown steadily over the years, the Economic Survey 2011-12 presented by Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Unesco calls for girls access to primary education

March 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Launching its global atlas of gender equality, Unesco Tuesday called for action on further increasing enrolment of girls in primary education across the world.The atlas was ... Read more...

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India, China have contributed significantly to global poverty eradication: IMF and WB

April 17th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have both said that most of the developing countries are close to meeting key targets for tackling extreme ... Read more...

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Asia represents world’s best hope for achieving MDGs: ADB president tells UN

September 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.23 (ANI): Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda has said that Asia and the Pacific, home to three-fifths of humanity and two-thirds of the world's poor, represents the world's ... Read more...

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India’s march for Millennium Development Goals uneven: Report

September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India cannot adopt a "one size fits all" approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and the progress made after two-thirds of the time-lapse has ... Read more...

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Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed without hiccups: Jayalalithaa

March 12th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 12 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa on Friday voicing her support to the Women's Reservation Bill said all political parties should 'look beyond narrow divides', ... Read more...

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More than 20 million people in Asia-Pacific could fall into extreme poverty

February 18th, 2010 - 2:58 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Twenty-one million people in the Asia-Pacific region could fall into extreme poverty, the United Nations (UN) said Wednesday.With the global economy swiveling down, a publication launched ... Read more...

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West Bengal, Arunachal fair poor in education survey

January 22nd, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) There is a marked improvement in the basic education scenario in the country as most children get access to schools with exceptions to states like Arunchal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Nearly 50 percent of Indian women marry before 18: Unicef

November 20th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) India has a legislation prohibiting child marriage, but latest household surveys indicate that 47 percent of women, who are now aged 20-24 years, were married before the ... Read more...

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Hindus laud Vatican’s call for religious camaraderie on poverty front

September 14th, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Welcoming Vatican's "Id al-Fitr" message calling for interfaith efforts in overcoming poverty, Hindus have urged all religions to come together on this issue and make poverty eradication a moral priority. Acclaimed Hindu statesman ... Read more...

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97 percent Indian kids will go to school by 2015: Unesco

November 25th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India is on track to achieve net enrollment rate (NER) of more than 97 percent by 2015, the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report of the ... Read more...

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Islam not against women solemnising marriage: Syeda Hameed (Interview)

August 24th, 2008 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Islam does not prohibit a woman from solemnising a marriage and it was reflective of the "slow and steady" changes happening in Muslim society, says Syeda Hameed, ... Read more...

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Kashmiri women from India, Pakistan chalk out their roles in peace process

November 17th, 2007 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Nov 17 (ANI): Kashmiri women from both sides of the Line of Control (LOC) held discussions on their role in strengthening the peace process between India and Pakistan in a three-day ... Read more...

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