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Women are now 2/3rd of Kerala DCs but one step forward in a state steeped in patriarchy

9 of 14 district collectors in Kerala are women but experts say it is still not the turning point for state grappling with patriarchy, despite mobility on other social indices.  
Union minister Smriti Irani delivering her speech virtually at the G20 Ministerial Conference, on 27 August 2021 | Twitter/@smritiirani

Crisis centres, helpline assisted 57 lakh women in India: Smriti Irani at G20 meet

Speaking at the first-ever G20 meet on women's empowerment, the Union Minister said India firmly committed to eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination against women.
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Why India’s poor WEF’s Global Gender Gap ranking isn’t part of a foreign conspiracy

In episode 715 of 'Cut the Clutter', Shekhar Gupta highlights key findings from WEF's Global Gender Gap Report and tells us why there's no global conspiracy against India.
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Nirbhaya Fund underused, slotted for services that don’t help women directly — Oxfam report

Former FM P. Chidambaram had announced the Nirbhaya fund in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. But it has not been used effectively, says new NGO report.
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Shivraj Chouhan’s women empowerment pitch — kanya puja before every govt event

In a circular issued Wednesday, the Madhya Pradesh govt has directed district magistrates, mayors and department heads to strictly hold a kanya puja before any government event.
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BJP govt keen to ensure women-led development, says PM Modi

Marking the 138th birth anniversary of famous Tamil poet & freedom fighter Subramania Bharathi, PM Modi said his govt was inspired by his works and vision of woman-led development.
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No accused-victim compromise, more women judges — AG advises top court on sexual offence cases

In suggestions made to Supreme Court, Attorney General KK Venugopal calls for higher representation of women in judiciary to ensure more empathetic approach to sexual violence cases.

Women should stop leaving money management to spouses. Here are 5 steps to catch up

A UBS Global Wealth Management survey of 1,800 married men & women recently found that nearly half of the women defer major financial & investment decisions to their spouses.
Non-Covid patients' relatives wait outside the emergency ward. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Covid decisions across the world being made by men, not women, study finds

The study has also found that men are four times more likely to be the protagonist of a Covid-related news story and those portrayed as 'empowered' tend to be men.
NITI Aayog in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

To assess women empowerment, NITI Aayog to come up with nationwide gender index

The Women in Socio-Economic or WISE Index will be on the lines of the Good Governance Index recently released by the government.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.