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The little girl who could: Nupur Saraswat in conversation about art, identity and activism

Having made herself a force to be reckoned with in Singapore and across India, Nupur Saraswat talks about her influences and her fight against gender bias 

Published on 7th July 2017
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Meet the people behind Bibliophiles of Bhubaneswar, Odisha's lit, new reading club

Bibliophiles of Bhubaneswar is a non-profit initiative based out of Bhubaneswar and is run by three passionate individuals. They don't charge participants to attend their sessions 

Published on 5th February 2020
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1 in 20 girls experience rape between ages of 15 and 19: UN report finds

While there have been remarkable gains for girls in education, little headway has been made to help shape a more equal, less violent environment for them

Published on 5th March 2020
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92,000 calls on childline, women's helpline numbers during COVID-19 lockdown, abuse on the rise

Some of the other calls received following the lockdown dealt with physical health (11 per cent of calls), child labour (8 per cent), missing and run away children (8 per cent)

Published on 8th April 2020
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47 million more women, girls will be pushed into poverty in the next decade due to COVID

The pandemic has posed a serious threat to the prospects of eradicating extreme poverty by end of this decade, but the reality is even grimmer as these projections of increased poverty rates for women

Published on 3rd September 2020
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Women from disadvantaged social groups at greater risk of gender-based violence: UN in India

In a statement, the UN in India said it is essential that authorities ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice speedily and families are empowered to seek timely justice, social support etc

Published on 5th October 2020
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UN releases 25 million USD from emergency fund to support women-led organisations, curb gender violence

UNFPA will receive 17 million dollars and 8 million dollars will go to UN Women. They will now decide where and how the money will be spent, said the press release

Published on 26th November 2020
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COVID-19 worsening gender-based violence, human-trafficking for women: United Nations

However, lockdowns and other measures implemented in the wake of the global health crisis have led to a "shadow pandemic" of rising gender-based violence

Published on 1st December 2020
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UN Women and Kerala government collaborate for India's first Gender Data Hub

Three key areas of co-operation, as specified in the MoU, will be setting up the Gender Data Centre at The Gender Park  launching the second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality

Published on 21st December 2020
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Second edition of Kerala's International Conference on Gender Equality to be held from February 11 to 13

A Gender Museum, Gender Library, Convention Centre and an Amphitheatre will be part of the first phase of the 'Gender Park' project, which aims towards gender equality in the state

Published on 27th January 2021
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What the FAQ: As #StopDowryMongering trends on Twitter, here's the info on the dowry system in India

Designer Xeeshan Ali's new bridal collection don't speak about clothes but they convey us to say no to age old tradition of giving or receiving dowry as it is a burden for bride and her family

Published on 11th February 2021
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Amazon India, UN Women partner to launch special storefront on International Women's Day

The IWD storefront will help customers discover and purchase close to 80,000 unique products including organic products, handmade crafts, healthy snacks

Published on 5th March 2021
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United Nations seeks leading role for Afghan women in peace

This is also an opportunity to showcase the strengths of Afghanistan's women leaders in all their diversity, the world body said

Published on 8th March 2021
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Women's rights and leadership under threat due to pandemic: UN Women

The projections show that gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years

Published on 9th March 2021
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Women have to work twice as hard to get the same salary: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on equal opportunities

The employment rate for women in Europe stands at 67 per cent, while that for men is 78 per cent

Published on 9th March 2021

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