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National Girl Child Day (NGCD-2019)

The National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is celebrated every year on January 24 in India to raise awareness against the social stigma and discrimination faced by girl. The day also highlights the need to protect girl child who is prone to sex selective abortions, sexual abuse and trafficking in India. The 2019 theme “Empowering Girls ..

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: November 25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) is observed every year across the world on 25 November. Observance of this day seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, end violence against women. It also seeks to show that prevention is possible against violence of women. The UN theme for ..

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Kerala government to create post of ‘firewomen’ to break gender stereotypes

For the first time, the Kerala government has decided to create the post of ‘firewomen’ in the Kerala State Fire and Rescue Services in a bid to break gender stereotypes. The purpose of this novel initiative is to ensure gender equality & to enhance the participation of women in various sectors.

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Nadiya Shafi wins 2018 Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in women’s empowerment

Nadiya Shafi, a video reporter from Srinagar, has won the 2018 Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in women’s empowerment. The award is in recognition of Nadiya’s commitment towards gender equality and leading gender discussions clubs in her hometown defying patriarchal norms. Beside this, the ‘best organisation for gender equality’ award went to Maharashtra-based Resource and ..

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Digital Gender Atlas

Union ministry of HRD has launched a web-based digital gender atlas to map the progress on girl education throughout the country. The map has been prepared with data collated from the Unified District Information System for Education Data, Census 2011 and District-level Health Survey. It has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for ..

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