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International Women's Day 2017

As International Women's Day of 2017 marks the social, economic, cultural and political progress of women on March 8, OneWorld South Asia brings to you some untold stories, struggles and achievements in sync with this year’s theme of Be Bold For Change.

I think we can’t stop sex slavery: Author Hyeon-seo Lee

Jul 31, 2017 04:30 AM My book revealed the truth about North Korean women being sold like sex objects in China, says Hyeon-seo Lee, a North Korean defector, and human rights activist.

Women are sexually objectified across the world: Bangladeshi poet

Jul 22, 2017 10:55 AM Bangladeshi poet, writer, and women's rights activist, Sadaf Saaz, believes that in countries like India and Bangladesh, understanding sexuality is important for men and women, especially in times when porn has taken over everyone’s imagination. At the Jaipur Literature Festival- 2017, Sadaf speaks her heart out to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia on the state of women in the subcontinent.

Indian MPs reminded of Women’s Reservation Bill

Jun 29, 2017 06:25 AM Delhi based nonprofit Centre for Social Research aims to reach out to Parliamentarians to gather support for the long pending Women’s Reservation Bill.

Empowered women bring more bucks to society: Yassmin

May 22, 2017 12:55 PM Renowned Muslim activist and author Yassmin Abdel-Magied feels that progress of women translates into prosperity for everyone.

Women of Pure Wonder-Fourth Edition

Mar 14, 2017 06:46 AM The book tells inspiring stories of personalities like Irom Sharmila, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Nandita Das, The Phogat sisters, Shubha Mudgal, Tania Sachdev, to name a few.

Zeenat Ara receives ‘SRL Woman of Substance’ award

Mar 09, 2017 09:13 AM Zeenat Ara is a special student suffering from SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

Evelyn Sharma builds homes for underprivileged women

Mar 09, 2017 06:34 AM Prominent women leaders from different fields joined this initiative of building homes for underprivileged women.

Indian doc film on sex trafficking to premiere at US fest

Mar 08, 2017 07:59 AM The film is a virtual reality movie that gives voice to the story of an Indian woman’s survival of trafficking, and reconciliation with her father.

Empower women at workplaces in S E Asia: WHO official

Mar 08, 2017 06:45 AM Action across countries and sectors is needed to enhance worker protections and make the migration process healthier, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.

IndiGo ties up with Rahul Bose’s biopic 'Poorna' to salute Girl Power

Mar 08, 2017 06:21 AM Poorna, releasing on 31st of March 2017 is based on the life story of Poorna Malavath, an Adivasi from Telangana, who in 2014, at the age of 13, became the youngest girl in history to climb the Mount Everest.

Lilly Singh ‘Superwoman’ returns to India this April

Mar 07, 2017 05:03 AM Lilly has reached global success and amassed more than 11 million subscribers through her signature brand of inspirational YouTube videos.

Desai Foundation competes to grow sanitary napkins programme

Mar 07, 2017 04:49 AM The Desai Foundation will compete to secure funding for their Sanitary Napkins Program for the remainder or 2017, ultimately reaching 250,000 women and girls.

SRL celebrates the undaunted Women of Substance season-3

Mar 06, 2017 11:40 PM SRL diagnostics felicitated 11 exceptionally spirited women from the city of Delhi.

Indian woman, founder of ‘Chaiwalis’, heads for Antartica

Feb 23, 2017 01:50 AM Known in the corporate world for her experience in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, Akanksha Sharma is all set for global expedition to Antartica.

Status of women in Russia and India is similar: Maria Danilyuk, Russian actress

Jan 06, 2017 12:50 PM According to Russian Actress Maria Daniluk women have not been as strong as men as they have been historically weaker.

Empowerment of widows crucial part of SDGs: Cheri Blair

Jan 03, 2017 07:00 AM For Cheri Blair, former first lady of the United Kingdom, the challenges for widowhood are universal and global.

Pakistan army uses rape as a tool of oppression: Naela Qadri Baloch

Dec 28, 2016 11:10 AM Baloch nationalist leader Naela Qadri Baloch, who lives in self-exile in Canada, believes that women should learn to defend themselves even by arming themselves. According to her Balochistan is the worst example of women suppression.

Girls can do everything that boys can: Urvashi Rautela

Dec 27, 2016 03:25 PM Indian actor Urvashi Rautela feels that human beings should be kind to animals as they are blessed with intelligence.

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