GENDER EQUALITY

  • It was fantastic and passionate: Cate Blanchett on Emma Watson's UN speech November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett says she's so extremely proud of Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the United Nations. "I was so f--king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN. It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic," Blanchett said...
  • Turkish president rounds on feminists, says men and women not equal November 25, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting on women's rights on Monday that gender equality was contrary to nature and said feminists did not recognize the value of motherhood. Erdogan, whose conservative, Islamist ideology frequently raises hackles in more liberal segments of Turkish society, said women's "delicate" nature meant it...
  • I have really grappled with fame emotionally: Emma Watson October 30, 2014

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has admitted that she was "very nervous" before delivering her highly-praised speech on gender equality at the United Nations summit last month. The 24-year-old actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador covers December's Elle UK, the magazine's inaugural feminism issue, which is focused on inspiring...
  • Australian envoy for women and girls visits India October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Australian ambassador for women and girls Natasha Stott Despoja is on an India visit, to promote the cause of Australia's international engagement with gender equality and their support to the empowerment of women. "Despite progress over the past few decades girls around the world face several challenges...
  • BR Ambedkar's quotes on democracy, untouchability, gender equality April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary, it is fitting if we were to examine his vision of modern India based on his writings. His vast output of scholarly works, essays and lectures are fertile ground for discovering the ideas he lived by and hoped would take root in India....
  • Highlights: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Forum of men's rights organisations set to float a political party February 2, 2014

    A forum of men's rights organisations has decided to float a political party to address issues concerning men and fight for gender equality and social justice. Observing that men's welfare has been ignored by governments, the National Coalition of Men (NCM) has been working to grab the government's attention towards male...
  • TN: Worker arrested for sexually torturing 10year old girl October 4, 2013

    Coimbatore: A construction worker was arrested today on charges of sexually 'torturing and harassing' a 10yearold daughter of his female colleague for the last two years. Vijayakumar of Erode and working in Periyanaickenpalayam on the city outskirts, was allegedly having illicit affairs with a female worker for the last six years,...
  • Heed gender rules, Mexican parties told March 26, 2012

    Mexico City: The head of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, said political parties that failed to abide by gender equality rules in selecting candidates for the July general elections would face legal consequences. The National Action Party, or PAN, Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and the Mexican Green Party informed...
  • Give equal rights to women: Sri Sri February 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Sri Sri Ravishankar's Art Of Living Ashram looked like a conglomerate of foreign embassies on Friday as representatives from over 55 countries had assembled there to exchange their ideas and experience in various fields at the International Women's Conference. The discussion eventually boiled down to spiritual approach to the subject...
  • Give equal rights to women: Sri Sri Ravishankar February 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Sri Sri Ravishankar's Art Of Living Ashram looked like a conglomerate of foreign embassies on Friday as representatives from over 55 countries had assembled there to exchange their ideas and experience in various fields at the International Women's Conference. The discussion eventually boiled down to spiritual approach to the subject...
  • 54% Indian women okay with wife bashing December 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Over a year has passed since the law against domestic violence came into effect in India, but a new UNICEF report has found that over 50 per cent of Indian women still justify the beating of a wife by her husband. Fiftyfour per cent Indian girls and women aged...