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By Rahul Trivedi
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Bhabani Munda In a backward, tribal region where girls are mostly supposed to stay within confines of home, 11 girlsare defying norms. They have raised hope among girls of the region that they can dream of doing something other than the back breaking work in tea  estates and getting married. Their life coach is Bhabani Munda. As a seven year old, Bhabani Munda dreamt o...
By Ramesh Raja
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Can you guess what would have happened to a girl child who at the age of seven was stolen from her family, sold, purchased, and sold again as if she were a piece of clothing? Like many unfortunates, she would have ended up in homes from where they are forced into flesh trade spontaneously – like any hardhitting Bollywood drama. But not all scripts run same; some have u...
By Rahul Trivedi
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Mar 5th, 2015
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India is one of the fastest growing economies and the importance of entrepreneurship has been realized across all fields. One area of entrepreneurship that has attracted lot of attention of late is women entrepreneurship which has come to be seen as a mark and barometer of women empowerment. Women entrepreneurs are now an important part of the social and gender progres...
By Ramesh Raja
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Indian Women Raise the War Cry Sunita Devi, 50, a resident of Kharar village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, had been forced to defecate in the open till not so  long ago, as there was no toilet in her home. But when there is talk of her daughter’s marriage, Sunita says she will make sure her daughter has a toilet in her new home. Even her daughter, Reena Kumari who ...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Recently visited U.S. President Barack Obama asserted the issue of women’s rights in India by saying that if countries wants to develop effectively, they must educate and empower their daughters as much as their sons. Mr. Obama said – “This is one of the most direct measures of whether a nation is going to develop effectively – how it treats its women. When a gir...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Women’s health in India is intrinsically linked to their status in society. Research on women’s status in India has found that the contributions women make to families often are overlooked, and instead they are viewed as economic burdens. There is a strong son preferences, as sons are expected to care for parents as they age while girls are supposed to be member of oth...
By Sagarika Ranjan
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Of late there has been a change in the ‘bride market’, so to say. While, favorable or not is subjective and pretty debatable, but against the earlier trend in which the father of a bride needed to pay for his daughter’s marriage, today increasingly they are getting paid. The society is paying to get a bride and a girl’s father is no more burdened under the ills of dowr...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Gender discrimination in the world is not new, but there are countries which have the worst woman state, India is one of them. This is a country where at every step women have to compromise with their thoughts, rights, situations and welfares. May be that was because they were taught from the very first day of their social understanding that they have to do so and so n...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Give me a good mother said Napoleon and I will give you a good Nation. Mothers are makers of the fate of a nation, for the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. Indira Nooyi, Chanda kochhar, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Vandana Shiva, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams to name a few are the woman of the country who have proven themselves as dynamic, vibrant...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Walking through the tatters of a temporary settlement of some migrant workers, I met the real women of India – their rummaged hair spoke of how oil was a luxury, stoic eyes, chapped lips, scratched bodies and their ‘unmarried’ pregnant bellies. Shocking, yes it was but not because of the social taboo attached to unmarried pregnant women but because of the fact that thi...