Women rights

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/05/10/2020

More than ten thousand women activists and concerned citizens have strongly condemned the Hathras rape case in which a 19-year-old Dalit woman, was reported to be allegedly gang-raped by four upper-caste men, later succumbed to her injuries . "The Hathras case is a blatant case of upper caste power and…

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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/28/09/2020

The Gender Council of the Delhi Union of Journalists is appalled by the continuing demonization of Bollywood’s female actors by the media and investigating agencies. Television channels are on a virtual witch hunt, tracking every movement of the young women who the Narcotics Bureau and other agencies have chosen to…

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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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NNWN-18-08-2020

Prior to COVID-19, the number of women contacting domestic violence services in Japan had been on the rise for 16 consecutive years, reaching an all-time high in 2019. With people confined to their homes under the pandemic in the last few months, many more women reached out for help.

Over…

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