Women Empowerment

  • Gujarat government to observe 'Women's Empowerment Fortnight' July 18, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday said the state government will celebrate Women's Empowerment Fortnight from August 1 and August 15. According to an official release, she spoke about the celebrations during her meeting with members of all women safety committees from across Gujarat at Mahatma Mandir. The Gujarat...
  • Budget 2014: Jaitley aims to make roads safer for women, announces schemes for the girl child July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when there is growing demand for steps to ensure safety of women in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget, announced various initiatives for the same. He also announced schemes for women empowerment and for the girl child. In an attempt to make road...
  • I was referred to as burden at my birth, says Irani June 27, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani revealed that at the time of her birth, she was cursed as a "burden". "I am sharing it for the first time that when I was born, someone hinted to my mother that beti to bojh hoti hai (daughter is a burden) and...
  • US negotiating MoU with India on women's issues June 26, 2014

    Washington: The US is in the process of negotiating a memorandum of understanding with India on women's issues, a top Obama Administration official has informed lawmakers saying they are "horrified" at the recent incidents of gangrape and murder of two girls in UP. "We are in the process of negotiating...
  • US official cites West Bengal for greater women representation June 21, 2014

    Washington: Citing the example of West Bengal villages, a top US official has said that local elected bodies with greater women representation raise important social issues. "In India, research showed West Bengal villages with greater representation of women in local panchayats, saw an investment in drinking water facilities double that...
  • Empower women: Begin with separate toilets May 28, 2014

    In 1883, Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu became the first female graduates of India. They excelled as a medicine expert and an educationist respectively; thereby demystifying the myth that women cannot venture out and contribute to the society like men. Today, more than 61.1 million girls are enrolled at the primary...
  • Modi Cabinet: Meritocracy the criteria, allies not given much space June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has stamped his authority on the new Union Cabinet by not bowing before the allies and also giving important portfolios to leaders who are likely to deliver the results quickly. He has broken the conventional experiments of ministerial quota being dependent on how many MPs an...
  • Power of 49 – The Manifesto April 14, 2014

    49% of India's voter base is women. The 'Power of 49' campaign aimed to awaken women to the power they had, to influence the political system to address the issues faced by them. Simultaneously it was aimed at communicating to the political establishment that was a force they could no...
  • CJ Show: Khabar Lahariya report on Panchayat elections in UP March 24, 2014

    Watch how a husband gets garlanded for her wife's success in Panchayat Elections in a UP village. This report has been produced by our partners 'Khabar Lahariya' a unique initiative enabling rural women to highlight the issues that matter to them. ...
  • ThinkEdu conclave: Empowering women through education March 11, 2014

    In India, emphasis is still not laid on girls' education and many of them are being dropped out of the school. In spite of the increase in the number of girl students, much needs to be done. ...
  • International Women's Day: Why is TV cocking a snook at women's empowerment? March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Why does women's empowerment find little space on the small screen? While there is a deluge of TV shows revolving around female protagonists preoccupied with household, husband, family and kitchen politics, a career-oriented and independent Indian woman is hard to find on television soaps that provide daily entertainment...
  • Power of 49: Women and domestic violence April 11, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN-IBN has joined hands with Tata and its 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. ...
  • The Netherlands to work with Bihar for urban development February 25, 2014

    The Netherlands on Tuesday showed interest to work in partnership with Bihar particularly in the field of urban development, health and women empowerment. This was conveyed by a Dutch trade delegation headed by its Ambassador in India Alphonsus Stoelinga. The Ambassador told reporters that the main focus of the mission was on...
  • Karnataka: After Rahul's attack, BJP tries to woo women February 24, 2014

    Bangalore: A week after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi raised women's issues in Tumkur, the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to woo women voters in Karnataka ahead of the elections. The BJP Mahila Morcha will now conduct door-to-door campaigns where party women workers will hold discussions with homemakers in...
  • Power of 49: Women are multi-taskers, says Nandita Das February 24, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. ...
  • Rahul cites BJP's RSS connection for lack of commitment to women empowerment February 16, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his rally in Karnataka on Sunday lashed out at BJP and its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi over women empowerment. He says the BJP is not committed to women's development because its parent organisation, the RSS, itself has no place for women in its...
  • Over 600 women come together to narrate their tales of empowerment December 21, 2013

    Over 600 women belonging to community-based organisation Nari Sangh from nine districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh congregated at Mau town to share their success stories, announce their future programmes and seek government support. "We have been experiencing women empowerment through various initiatives being implemented in nine districts of eastern UP where...
  • Brilliant women's empowerment ad tells you exactly how to deal with lecherous men December 20, 2013

    It's not often that you come across a campaign so powerful that it forces you to think and maybe even makes you squirm. A year after the brutal gangrape of a young woman in Delhi shook our faith in humanity, the Whistling Woods International has come up with a brilliant...
  • Complaint against Miss Universe Olivia Culpo for footwear shoot at Taj Mahal October 10, 2013

    The local ASI authorities are looking into a complaint that the party accompanying Miss Universe Olivia Culpo during her visit to Taj Mahal allegedly violated rules at the historic monument by advertising a brand of footwear during a photo session. Culpo was accompanied by fashion designer Sanjana Jon and others to...
  • Sonia Gandhi seeks effective enforcement of laws for women August 31, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said making laws for the empowerment of women alone would not suffice unless they were effectively enforced. "We realise just making laws and announcing policies would not be enough to empower women. Along with it, policies and laws will have to be implemented properly on...
  • IIFA takes up the cause of women empowerment July 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The 14th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards has added women empowerment as a cause that it will pursue under the programme 'Power of 49'. "It gives me great pleasure to announce that IIFA from this year onwards has taken upon itself, in addition to climate change,...
  • Modi is selling himself as development champion: Bhupendra Chaubey April 8, 2013

    CNN-IBN's national bureau chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Modi's address to FICCI Ladies Organisation. Q. Modi did not had any relevant data on his women empowerment schemes. Is this just another political stunt, taking an alternative route of speaking at a national...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi adresses FICCI Ladies Organisation April 8, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to women, saying they are ahead of men today while addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation in New Delhi. Addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation, Modi called for the need to integrate and financially empower women to achieve growth and make India a...
  • Modi reaches out to women, calls for their empowerment April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to women, saying they are ahead of men today while addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation in New Delhi. Calling for the need to integrate and financially empower women to achieve growth and make India a developed country, Modi said...
  • Modi pitches for empowerment of women entrepreneurs April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to the women of the country saying women and mothers are supreme and are held in the highest regard in the country. Addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation, Modi said, "A mother's place is supreme in our culture and values....
  • Meghalaya polls: PM promises to empower tribal bodies February 15, 2013

    Shillong: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on February 15 promised to empower tribal governing bodies and improve women's representation in decision-making bodies in poll-bound Meghalaya. "We will empower self-governing bodies and work for greater say of women in administrative decision making as we believe that this will help Meghalaya get more...
  • Rare Afghan fashion show seeks to empower women February 9, 2013

    Kabul: Afghan models paraded down a candle-lined catwalk on Friday as men and women watched from the audience in a restaurant off a muddy street in Kabul. The rare fashion show in this war-weary capital was a small production but a big idea - part of an Afghan group's efforts to...
  • Every woman has the right to feel safe: Sonia Gandhi January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: Congress president Sonia Gandhi in her speech on the last day of party Chintan Shivir in Jaipur focussed on empowerment of women and fight against corruption. Raking the Delhi gangrape incident, in which a 23-year-old girl was brutally raped and beaten up in a moving bus, Sonia said: "The...
  • Women empowerment should start from home: Sonia January 19, 2013

    Jaipur: Shaken by the brutal gangrape incident of Delhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday made a strong pitch for starting women empowerment from home. "Mothers should teach their boys how to respect women in their family and in the neighbourhood. Women empowerment should start from home," she was quoted...
  • 30 Minutes: Is there no country for women? January 6, 2013

    She is the voice of customer, dream girl of Bollywood, corporate leader and even the face of power. From being confined to the home with the limited role in decision making, they are more visible. They lead home, they work and bring home salaries. They make their own choices. They...