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2019 edition of International Girl Child Day

The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated on every year on 11th of  October to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls’ face. It aims to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The 2019 theme is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”. The day also reflects the successful emergence of ..

Australia cricket board launches transgender and gender diverse policy

In a path-breaking move, Cricket Australia has recently launched new transgender inclusive policy to ensure transgender and gender-diverse people can take part in the game at the highest level in Australia. The move aligns in accordance with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) gender recognition policy and gender diversity guidelines. The policy sets out a testosterone ..

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha. Features of the Bill Definition of a transgender person The Bill defines a transgender person as one whose gender does not match the gender assigned at birth. The definition encompasses trans-men and trans-women, persons with intersex variations, gender-queers, and persons with ..

India ranked 95th in first-ever SDG Gender Index

India has been ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries in the first-ever SDG Gender Index, which measures strides made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets. The index has been developed by Equal Measures 2030, which is a partnership among global and regional organisations from the civil society and the development and ..

G7 calls for Greater role for Women in Peace development

Group of Seven (G7) countries’ foreign ministers have urged for a greater role for women to tackle with conflicts, and to promote peace settlements with female involvement which will be more likely to endure. France has placed gender inequality at the heart of the G7 by creating a new mechanism to warn about sexual during ..

Breast ironing awareness needed in schools

The National Education Union in UK has receommended Breast ironing awareness in schools. The practice is common and originated in West Africa, however still followed secretly on many girls in UK. When a girl turned 10, the mother heats and stone and presses against her daughter’s breast to prevent from its formation. By this the ..

Gauri Sawant becomes First Transgender Election Ambassador

The Election Commission of India has appointed transgender social activist Gauri Sawant, as one of the 12 Election Ambassadors from Maharashtra. She is the first Transgender Election Ambassador. She is the director of Sakshi Char Chowghi that helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS.

2019 International Women’s Day (IWD)

The International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on 8th of March 8 to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The purpose of the 2019 theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” is to achieve gender equality by putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at ..