Kanyashree Prakalpa scholarship scheme has been given international recognition by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and UNICEF The girl summit in London has invited the state representative to talk on this scheme The purpose of launching this scheme was of ensuring the education of girls and thereby preventing forced child marriage This … [Read more...] about Global Pat for Bengal’s Girl Child Scheme
U.S. Senators ask Modi to Check Sexual Violence in India
Group of senators have written a letter to the prime Minister to take immediate action combat gender-based violence and improve the safety of women and girls in India Changing laws and changing attitudes is a must in the Indian law to curb sexual violence, child marriage and underreported crimes in the country The police officials should give more attention on such issues … [Read more...] about U.S. Senators ask Modi to Check Sexual Violence in India
Is Lack Of Toilets The Central Cause?
Often, rape and sexual abuse cases in India garner attention of the world. However, a comparison between two of the most outrageous cases reported recently throws some interesting light. While the Delhi rape case of Nirbhaya evoked responses on the brutal nature of the attack and the peaceful protests that ensued, it even triggered the comparison of gender equations in India … [Read more...] about Is Lack Of Toilets The Central Cause?
Bihar Schoolgirls to Get Free Sanitary Napkins
Bihar’s approximately 4 million school girls to have access to free sanitary napkins from 2014 An amount of Rs 220 crore earmarked by State govt for the purpose under Mukhyamantri Kishori Swasthya Karyakram Sanitary napkins scheme for school girls to cover class VII to Class XII girls. It is likely to improve health and hygiene of schoolgirls Read … [Read more...] about Bihar Schoolgirls to Get Free Sanitary Napkins
U.S., U.N. Wade into Rape Row
US and UN react strongly to rape and hanging of two girls UP’s Badaun district, UN targets Mulayam Singh’s ‘boys will be boys’ comment on rape U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reaction comes at New York video campaign launch against sexual attack on women India takes note of two reactions, said to have started legal process to deal with the case US reaction amid slated … [Read more...] about U.S., U.N. Wade into Rape Row