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Girls outperform boys in reading, math, science; remain underrepresented in STEM: UNESCO report

The report examines pre-pandemic data and shows that girls in most countries were outperforming boys in most categories

Published on 28th April 2022
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Prolonged school closures due to COVID pose threat to gender equality: UNESCO study

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1.6 billion students in 190 countries were affected by school closures, noted Stefania Giannini

Published on 22nd November 2021
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Why gender equality in freedom of expression remains a distant goal even after Nobel Peace Prize to female journalist

Irene Khan, the special investigator on the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression, said that "women's voices are being suppressed by laws, policies of the state and society"

Published on 19th October 2021
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Conversations on SDGs and human greed at the forefront during this conference at Odisha's Centurion University

Called Role of Universities in Achieving SDGs, this conference was conducted over two days at Centurion University in Odisha

Published on 7th October 2021
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Government of India selects Chandigarh University to promote gender equality in Science and Technology

A total of 30 Universities and Institutions have been selected by DST for the GATI pilot project including Delhi University, University of Kashmir and BHU Varanasi

Published on 25th May 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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87 per cent of women felt at risk or knew someone at risk of harassment, assault during pandemic: Survey

According to India-based findings of the report by Women Deliver and Focus 2030, women in India cited public places to be the most common place where they felt at-risk

Published on 31st January 2021
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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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Survey shows 66 per cent single women do not make their own financial decisions

The findings are from the LXME Survey 2020, which interviewed 1,250 women aged between 25-54, across cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mangalore, Pune, Jaipur, Kolkata, Indore

Published on 8th December 2020
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School authorities forced Indian-American transgender student to dress up as a boy. Here's how she gave them solid gender awareness lessons    

The school in California didn't allow a student to wear school's girls' uniform, use the girls' bathroom, or be called a "she". In retaliation, she and her family decided to sue the school over this

Published on 8th August 2017
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This 15-year-old from Punjab has covered the FIFA World Cup and spoken at the UN. This is how she did it

Ananya Kamboj believes that education, sports and childhood character development go hand-in-hand. We find out more

Published on 5th October 2020
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To bring issues like gender equality to the fore, this Hyderabad-based group teaches lessons with a twist 

In an exchange programme facilitated by youth-run organisation AIESEC, Salamullah visited Sri Lanka in June-July 2018 and he taught English and Gender Equality as subjects in six schools

Published on 23rd August 2020
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How this Chennai law graduate got her School to include her mother’s name in her degree certificate

The Chennai-based graduate found out that this was an actual serious issue for graduates who had been brought up by single women

 

Published on 20th July 2020
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UN report says it will take us 257 years to close gap between women and men in economic terms

The UNDP 2020 report ranks India at a staggering 122 among 189 countries in its Gender Inequality Index. India has a score of 0.501 (2018) while Switzerland which tops the list has just 0.037

Published on 1st July 2020
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Skewed gender ratio: Less than 2 out of 10 IIT-Madras students are girls

Female students at IIT- Madras said while they are not at the receiving end of overt discrimination or misogynist comments, they still felt left out as the culture is largely male-dominated

Published on 25th November 2019

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