Meghalaya approves policy on seat reservation for women in village employment councils
The policy entails, position of the Secretary of VEC will be reserved for women members in all VECs on a rotational basis. Adult women who are active community workers with leadership qualities can contest for this post. Position of Chairperson will be reserved for women in VECs where the posts of Chairperson is not held by the traditional heads which will also be on rotation basis.
197 women qualify in Union Public Service Commission exam 2019
IRS officer Pradeep Singh ranked first while third rank holder Pratibha Verma topped among the women candidates. Jatin Kishore got the second position in the list of successful candidates.
UPSC result 2019: UP's Pratibha Verma tops among women candidates
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the final result of the Civil Services Examination 2019. Pratibha Verma of Sultanpur...
India’s 600,000 strong army of virus-hunting women goes on a two-day strike
After months of harassment, underpayment and lack of protection from infection, about 600,000 of the country’s one million Accredited Social Health Activists -- or ASHAs, which also means hope in Hindi -- are going on strike for two days starting Aug.7 to draw attention to their plight. Union leaders expect more may join as the word spreads.
Respecting and accepting people from other regions key to national integrity: Kiren Rijiju
Addressing a National Commission for Women webinar on ‘Issues and Challenges faced by North-Eastern Women in Metropolitan Cities & Empowering Them', Rijiju said there is a need to look at ways to empower people from the region through NGOs.
Law against triple talaq strengthened self-reliance among Muslim women, says Naqvi
The Modi government is committed to political empowerment and not "political exploitation", he said. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani also addressed the Muslim women on the occasion.
Netflix picks up ICC’s documentary on ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
To be available on Netflix from Friday, the documentary charts the journey of the world’s top players at the biggest women’s cricket event ever
View: Triple talaq - A year ago today, we reached a defining moment in women empowerment
The offence under this law is cognisable only if the information given to the police is either by the married Muslim woman to whom the talaq is pronounced or by any person related to her by blood or marriage. This is designed to prevent misuse by outsiders. Under the Act, bail can be granted only after hearing the victim woman and on reasonable grounds.
A section of Muslim women thanks ‘Modi Bhai Jaan’ for law against instant triple talaq
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday shared videos of Muslim women thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing in the legislation. Posted with the hashtag ‘Thanks Modi Bhai Jaan’, the women in the video were seen calling instant triple talaq “a social evil whose abolition has rescued their lives, and made them feel safe”.
Haryana to enact law to reserve 50% seats for women in Panchayats: Deputy Chief Minister
"To give 50 percent reservation to women in Panchayats, we will bring in a Bill in the next Vidhan Sabha session," Chautala told a news conference here during which he also dwelt upon various steps of the state government for making Haryana a preferred industrial destination.
Kamala Harris helps 're-imagine' Black women roles
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his newly-chosen running mate Kamala Harris campaigned together for the first time Wednesday...
Lawyer writes to CJI seeking early hearing of pleas challenging polygamy, 'nikah halala'
Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay said the matter deserves to be heard at the earliest as the issue is of public importance, gender justice, gender equality and dignity of women.
Niti Aayog working to champion cause of women entrepreneurship: Amitabh Kant
Participating in a panel discussion on 'Inspiring Women Changemakers: The Power of Communication, Storytelling and Advocacy', Niti Aayog's CEO Amitabh Kant said that India has some great examples of women who have carved a space for themselves.