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June 2017

16 Jun

Saloni Malhotra: Making Life Count For Rural Youths

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Saloni Malhotra is one of India’s valuable women who has taken steps to build India, especially the rural parts in their own little way. She was just 23 when she made a decision to abandon a beautiful and comfortable life in Delhi for struggles to make an impact in a rural area called Tamil Nadu in Chennai. Saloni is a graduate of B. Tech from the University of Carmel convent in Delhi. While her parent wanted her to take up her MBA she had her heart on something she found very impactful not to her but to the society. During her school days in Pune, she had a roommate who lived in rural areas all her life and has never seen a computer...
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16 Jun

Kenya: Agency Trains Police to Better Handle Gender-Based Violence Cases

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By: Vivian Jebet Police officers in Isiolo County have been trained to be responsive to gender-based violence cases as the country heads for elections. The training organized by Isiolo Peace Link centered on creating awareness, crime prevention, better case handling and appropriate response to violence cases by Administration and Regular Police officers. "Police officers interact with communities on a daily basis, it is important to use the community-police partnership to combat GBV," she said. The agency's County Coordinator Abdia Mohammud said the training - which focused on women and children rights - will help tackle abuses that are rife in the region. Ms. Mohammud decried that women and children are vulnerable, calling on institutions charged with addressing GBV cases to formulate strict measures to end...
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16 Jun

Hong Kong’s First Female Chief Executive Charge to Fight Gender Barriers in the Workplace

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Hong Kong’s first female chief executive-to-be has broken the city’s highest glass ceiling, illustrating how far Hong Kong women have come, but also how far they still have to go. Enabling more women to work and making jobs gender-neutral are crucial in tackling demographic challenges and transitioning to a more sophisticated service- and technology-driven economy. An ageing population and low fertility rates pose a demographic time bomb. Hong Kong has one of the world’s worst gender imbalances, but just 51 percent of its women are in the workforce. Studies in Japan and Canada show closing the workplace gender gap could boost annual GDP by 5 to 13 percent. For Hong Kong, this could mean ­HK$100 billion or more a year. More women in the workforce...
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16 Jun

UK ‘backstabbed’ Women’s Rights Activists in Saudi Arabia

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By: Samuel Osborne The UK stabbed activists campaigning for women's rights in Saudi Arabia in the back by allegedly voting for the country to join the UN Commission for Women's Rights, a woman who was arrested for "driving while female" has said. Manal al-Sharif made history in 2011 by filming a video of her driving in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom and posting it on YouTube, where it got over 700,000 views in one day. As a result of the video, she was arrested and spent a week in prison for the offence of "driving while female". She accused the UK and other democratic governments who reportedly voted for Saudi Arabia to join the UN Commission for Women's Rights of damaging the struggle to end...
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