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गुरुवार, 14 दिसंबर 2017

Indian sex workers may have spurred #MeToo'

Indian sex workers may have spurred #MeToo'
- She gave the interview to the journalist from The New York Times on my dining table, while I was arranging flowers and listening to the conversation," says Gupta, an Indian sex trafficking abolitionist, journalist and activist, who founded Apne Aap Women Worldwide, a grassroots organization working to ...

15.6 million abortions a year in India: Study

15.6 million abortions a year in India: Study
- Close to half, or 48%, of pregnancies were unintended and 0.8 million women used unsafe methods for an abortion, putting their health and lives at risk. Using abortion pills was the most popular method, which made up 12.7 million or 81% of all abortions, followed by 2.2 million surgical terminations of ...

Are There Any Harmful Effects of Masturbation? Here are Some Facts about Masturbation

Are There Any Harmful Effects of Masturbation? Here are Some Facts about Masturbation
- The views on masturbation across the world vary widely. Many think that it is bad for your health while some believe that it is sinful and impure. Masturbation can be described as sexual stimulation of genitals for sexual pleasure. It is completely normal activity and both men and women do it. It is an ...

This designer has come up with an abaya to tackle a common health issue...

This designer has come up with an abaya to tackle a common health issue...
- You don't have to wear covered clothes under an abaya—women mostly wear a sleeveless dress— so wearing an abaya of such a fabric will at least get some Vitamin D into the bodies of deficient women.” Peerzada, who divides her time between Dubai and India, hopes to extend the range in the near ...

The Govt Is Waging A War On Women's Bodies In The Name Of Reproductive Healthcare

The Govt Is Waging A War On Women's Bodies In The Name Of Reproductive Healthcare
- Over 20 years since the Beijing Platform for Action, which saw a paradigmatic shift from 'population control' to a discourse centred around 'choice' and 'reproductive health', nothing much has changed on the ground for women in India. In 1991, Deepa Dhanraj made her documentary “Something Like A ...

Air pollution can ruin your child's health for life

Air pollution can ruin your child's health for life
- Children are one of the most vulnerable groups to the ill effects of air pollution and can have lifelong health implications. Many studies have shown that air pollution is strongly associated with respiratory conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma, among others. It can also impact children's ..

A dialogue on gender equality

A dialogue on gender equality
- Following the launch of Bonjour India, an intense one-day platform for exchanges on gender equality was organised by French Institute in India in association with Women Work & Health Initiative (WWHI), a non-profit organisation. 'Equal World Equal Spaces' (EWES) organised at India Habitat Centre, ..

Abortion pills make essential drugs list, unsafe techniques to be phased out

Abortion pills make essential drugs list, unsafe techniques to be phased out
- Each day close to 10 women die on account of unsafe abortions. “Medical methods of abortion, EVA, MVA and D&C are all effective procedures only if done by safe and trained hands. There is a shortage of trained healthcare providers in India. We have been emphasizing on including mifepristone and ..

बुधवार, 13 दिसंबर 2017

India rejects US criticism, says entitled to special WTO treatment

India rejects US criticism, says entitled to special WTO treatment
India has rejected the US criticism on seeking differential treatment at the WTO saying the country was the 'right candidate' and a legitimate demandeur for ... trade in transparent and democratic manner, stressing the commerce ought to promote development and eliminate social problems like poverty.

Congresswomen Want Investigation into Alleged Trump Sexual Misconduct

Congresswomen Want Investigation into Alleged Trump Sexual Misconduct
- At least 17 women have publicly accused the president of sexual misconduct,” the letter from the Democratic Women's Working Group says. “The American people deserve a full inquiry into the truth of these allegations. The president's own remarks appear to back up the allegations…he feels at liberty ...

One in three pregnancies in India ends in abortion: Lancet

One in three pregnancies in India ends in abortion: Lancet
- Shekhar held out hope over the fact that one in four women in India chooses public facilities for safe abortions. This “will make it possible to expand services at little added cost by training nurses and other healthcare providers and equipping public facilities with necessary equipment and supplies for ...

Afghan women officers ready to face Taliban

Afghan women officers ready to face Taliban
To a question on working with men in the Army, in a country that has restrictions on women, the officer said it was not an issue. Another army personnel, Hasina Hakkimi said the Taliban even today kept women at homes and would impose controls on them. “If the Indian-Afghanistan friendship supports ...

This fellowship is inspiring young marginalised girls to follow their dreams

This fellowship is inspiring young marginalised girls to follow their dreams
- According to the 2012 Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) survey , 79.8 percent of women needed permission to visit a health centre and 58 percent of them reported that they have to seek permission to visit even the local grocery store. This denial of autonomy translates in other directions, ...

Abortions in India are 20 times higher than estimated: study

Abortions in India are 20 times higher than estimated: study
- “Women in India face considerable challenges trying to obtain abortion care, including the limited availability of abortion services in public health facilities,” the Guttmacher Institute's investigator Susheela Singh, said in a statement. “Our findings suggest that a shortage of trained staff and inadequate ...

Why millions of Indian women are crazy about Virat-Anushka's fairy tale wedding

Why millions of Indian women are crazy about Virat-Anushka's fairy tale wedding
- When I see women today sharing Virat Anushka pictures and videos on their Facebook timeline, I know it isn't just the celebrity factor that is working over here. It is hope that makes them share these pictures on their timelines, a hope that love does exist. They can't get enough of this couple because ..

80 percent abortion in India through medicines: Lancet

80 percent abortion in India through medicines: Lancet
Women in India face considerable challenges trying to obtain abortion care, including the limited availability of abortion services in public health facilities,” says Dr. Susheela Singh,vice president for international research at the Guttmacher Institute and co–principal investigator of the study. “Our findings ...