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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 ..

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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.

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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 ..

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Gujarat government constitutes a Transgender Welfare Board (TWB)

The Gujarat government has formed a special board for the transgender community to provide social security to the community. As a state-run agency, the ‘Transgender Welfare Board (TWB)’ will have powers to introduce special schemes for the community. It will work for uplift and development of the transgender community. The new board will have the ..

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2019 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on 11th of February to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. The day is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities and that their participation should ..

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