Women rights

NNWN/Kathmandu/09/01/2023 

Nepal has been witnessing a protest by women activists demanding the arrest of people who purportedly abducted and murdered 52 year old Nirmala Kurmi. On Monday, the protestors lit lanterns in broad daylight in symbolic protest against the government for failing to nab the accused murderer and investigate the case.…

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NNWN/19/01/2022

Human rights watch and Human rights institute at US university found that Taliban rule has had a devastating impact on Afghan women and girls. A new research conducted by the US based university and HRW found that prevailing conditions for women were a matter of serious concern. US based San…

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NNWN/18/02/2021
 
The Indian Women’s Press Corps has welcomed the court verdict declaring the former journalist Priya Ramani not guilty of defaming former Union minister  M J Akbar, whom she had accused of sexual harassment. Priya Ramani’s courage as well as that of a key defence witness and journalist, Ghazala Wahab, in testifying…

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NNWN/24/12/2022

Afghanistan’s Taliban-run administration continues to target women and their rights. In latest crackdown on women’s freedoms, the administration has ordered all local and foreign non-governmental organisations (NGO) to stop women employees from coming to work. The economy ministry has written a letter to NGOs.  The letter has clearly told…

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NNWN/Kabul/29/12/2021

Prevailing conditions for women in Afghanistan have compelled women to hit the roads and demand for protection of their rights. A group of 30 women marched through the Afghan capital on Tuesday calling for women’s rights to be respected and accusing Taliban authorities of covertly killing soldiers who served the…

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NNWN/05-02-2021

Human Rights Watch has taken a strong note of  controversial remarks of president of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and former prime minister Yoshiro Mori on women. He said " women talk too much" in response to a question about increasing gender diversity on the Japanese Olympic Committee board,…

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NNWN/17-08-2022

The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has condemned the release of the 11 persons convicted for murder and mass rape of 14 persons in the Bilkis Bano case in the communal carnage following the Godhra incident. It is outrageous and shocking that after the commission of such a heinous…

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NNW/30/09/2021

Taking a suo motu cognisance of a media report that  of rape allegations by a female Air Force officer and the purported two-finger test by Indian Air Force doctors, National Women Commissioner wrote a letter to the Air Chief Marshal to look into the matter. Expressing disappointment over the incident,…

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NNWN/02/02/2021

In order to improve under representation of women in research activities,, the government has launched a scheme, Serb power, to give women an opportunity to explore research work. Serb power, is meant to mitigate gender disparity in science and engineering research funding in various science and technology programmes in Indian…

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