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She Feeds the World Programme

CARE is an international organization fighting against poverty. Frito-Lay, Pepsi, and Cola companies merged together and formed Pepsico in 1965. Today Pepsico is a food and beverage company with leading products such as Quaker, Lays, Pepsi, Cola, etc. The philanthropic foundation of PEPSICO and CARE joined together and launched the “She Feeds the World” program ..

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Supreme Court on IT relief of Sikkimese women

The Supreme Court of India has recently ruled that the exclusion of Sikkimese women who marry non-Sikkimese men after April 1, 2008 from exemptions under the Income Tax Act is unconstitutional and amounts to gender discrimination. The court, in its judgment, held that this discrimination is based on gender, which is violative of Articles 14, ..

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Nai Chetna Campaign

Nai Chetana Campaign was launched by the Central Government on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25). What is Nai Chetana Campaign? Nai Chetana is a gender campaign launched in all Indian states under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission. Over the next five years, this campaign seeks to ..

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International Equal Pay Day

The International Equal Pay Day is observed on September 18 every year. Key facts The International Equal Pay Day is observed to highlight the issue of gender pay gap and raise awareness about the same at the international level. It seeks to put an end to the problem of women getting lesser salaries than their ..

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India Discrimination Report 2022

The non-profit Oxfam India recently released the India Discrimination Report, 2022 Key highlights Labour force participation rate (LFPR) of women in India is just 25 per cent in 2021 – lesser than the figure of 42.7 per cent in 2004-05 and the lowest among the BRICS countries. Gender discrimination is the main reason behind the ..

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UNFPA Study on Bodily Autonomy

The United Nations Population Fund recently released a report “My Body is My Own”. The report is about women’s power to make decisions on their bodies. It also reported about the laws in different countries that support women rights in this matter. Key Findings Nearly half of the women in the world cannot make their ..

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