Women Related Issues: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Lok Sabha Speaker launches “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan”: To create Malnutrition free India

Published: March 3, 2020

On March 1, 2020, the Lok Sabha speaker Shri Om Birla launched Suposhit Maa Abhiyan in Kota, Rajasthan. The Scheme aims to create malnutrition-free India. It mainly supports pregnant women and adolescent girls. About the Scheme Suposhit Maa Abhiyan was launched to preserve the health of future generations. Under the programme, more than 1000 women ..

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2nd South Asia Safety Summit held in New Delhi

Published: November 20, 2019

The second edition of South Asia Safety Summit was recently held in New Delhi. It was orgnaised by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Facebook. It was organized to highlight issue of safety while individuals and communities are connected on the digital platform. Highlights of Summit It saw participants from 125 civil ..

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SDG Gender Index: India ranked 95

Published: June 6, 2019

In first-ever SDG Gender Index which measures progress made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets, India was ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries. The Index is developed by Equal Measures 2030, a partnership effort of regional and global organisations. About Index Indicators: It includes 51 indicators across 14 of 17 official ..

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Gender wage gap highest in India, women are paid 34% less than men: ILO

Published: November 29, 2018

According to Global Wage Report 2018-19 published by International Labour Organization (ILO), women are paid most unequally in India, compared to men, when it comes to hourly wages for labour. This gap in wages, known as gender wage gap is the highest among 73 countries studied in the report. The findings are based on data ..

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International Day of the Girl Child: October 11

Published: October 11, 2018

The International Day of the Girl Child is observed every year across world on October 11 to recognize girls’ rights and unique challenges faced by girls around the world. Observance of the day seeks to increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender and supports more opportunity for girls. This ..

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