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for many women, the combination of a good income with flexible hours is ideal. they fit in trip bookings when they are not busy with their children.mehjabhen shaikh, 42, who drives in mumbai in the evenings until late, spends her days sleeping and looking after her family.some encounter baleful dis...



india facing huge challenges in gender justice: un women official




india is facing "very very big" challenges in gender justice, a top un women official has said, adding that the government has "prioritised" women's issues in its policies and programmes but there is a need for greater momentum.lakshmi puri, assistant secretary-general of the united nations and depu...



presstv-saudi women in saudi arabia: living in a lie




today almost everyone heard of saudi arabia is aware that saudi women are barred from driving a car. but the dire situation of human rights particularly women’s right inside the saudi kingdom is much worse yet unreported.anti-women attitudes inside saudi arabia is not restricted to ordinary citize...



honoring women's history month, all month long




copied!we're celebrating international women's day: continuing to honor the best photos by, for and about women. you're looking at women in new delhi, india today -- shouting slogans during a demonstration as they celebrate women's day. hundreds of women participated and marched in capital streets, ...



netaji's daughter deplores female infanticide in india




anita bose pfaff, daughter of netaji subhas chandra bose, has expressed her anguish at the killing of girls in india, pakistan and other countries.delivering a lecture to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the proclamation of netaji subhas bose's provisional government of free india, here last nigh...



women power: hazy picture | business standard column




as the world celebrated international women’s day yesterday, some great news emerged out of india. a report published by the united nations children’s fund (unicef) said the proportion of girls undergoing child marriage in india has come down sharply over the past decade. south asia has witnesse...



ten things you need to know today: thursday 28 sep 2017




women in saudi arabia will be allowed to drive for the first time in the country’s history, thanks to a decree issued by king salman.although women were not technically banned from driving under saudi law, local authorities consistently refused to issue women with a driving licence, resulting in a...



a question of consent | business standard news




chandigarh, for me, has always been one of the safest cities for women in india. back in the late 1990s and into the mid-2000s, i would routinely drive home alone well past midnight after sending the next day’s newspaper to print, confident in the knowledge that a police van would be stationed eve...



upwardly mobile poverty | business standard news




who me, poor? how india’s youth are living in urban poverty to make it big gayatri jayaraman  bloomsbury  184 pages; rs 399 in may last year, journalist gayatri jayaraman wrote an article for buzzfeed india that quickly went viral. the article highlighted the plight of what she called the “urb...



saudi arabia driving laws: women drive if economy booms




i recently watched wonder woman, and the overall theme of the movie hit home. one quote particularly resonated and reminded me of the battle saudi women face for our rights…the battle will never be fair.we cannot approach it as if it is. saudi society will transform: not because of government mand...



harmanpreet kaur presented with a datsun redi-go for cricket feats




datsun india today honoured cricketer harmanpreet kaur by giving her a datsun redi-go in celebration of her fantastic performance for india at the icc women’s championship trophy 2017. as vice-captain of the indian women’s cricket team, harmanpreet led india into the finals with her unbeaten kno...



presstv-women start driving auto rickshaws in mumbai




indian women have recently started to drive auto rickshaws in the coastal city of mumbai as part of a government scheme aimed at empowering them.the plan reserves five percent of rickshaw permits for ladies. 19 women have newly started their job of transporting passengers through the jammed streets ...



women's day: ai, spicejet, vistara to fly with all-female crew today




air india express, vistara, spicejet and air india are among the airlines which will take to the skies on thursday with all-women crew flights in order to celebrate the international women's day. as many as eight international flights of air india express would be operated with an all-women crew. "a...



hockey: indian women beat china to win asia cup, qualify for world cup




the india women's hockey team today qualified for next year's world cup after overcoming china 5-4 via a shootout in a nail-biting asia cup final here today.it was 1-1 at full time after china found a late equaliser through tiantian luo, who converted a penalty corner in the 47th minute.india had sc...



balancing the costs of gender equity




the budget proposes to reduce the provident fund (pf) contribution of women employees to 8 per cent from the standard 12 per cent, with no change in the employer’s contribution. will this four percentage point differential see more women flocking to companies for jobs? unlikely; and here is why. f...



presstv-rohingya women eager to support their families




shahana buttpress tv, uttar pradeshhundreds of rohingya refugee women living in india are seeking help from social groups to learn crafts like tailoring and embroidery. the destitute women want to help their husbands to earn their livelihood. press tv’s shahana butt reports from the indian state o...



presstv-saudis treat women as slaves: activist




a female activist jailed for driving in saudi arabia says women are “treated as slaves” in the kingdom.“i come from a very private society where we live in closed windows, high walls and women are covered up. it's very difficult for girls and women in saudi arabia to do anything without the pe...



presstv-saudi arabia will let women drive




riyadh has removed the driving ban on women as part of its recent reforms to undo the damage the ultraconservative kingdom has suffered for decades of human rights violations both inside and outside of saudi arabia."the royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the...



automated driving | business standard news




in terms of strategy and execution, ford is the leading company developing automated driving systems, followed by general motors, the renault-nissan alliance, and daimler, says a new leaderboard report from navigant research that examined 18 leading companies. automated driving is a key technology f...



india's advice for pregnant women to shun meat, lust derided - mysanantonio.com




in this oct. 22, 2011 file photo, a doctor examines a pregnant woman at the district women's hospital, in allahabad, in india's most populous state of uttar pradesh. india's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts.start the conversation, or read more at mysan...



india’s transport minister vows to ban self-driving cars to save jobs




enlarge/ nitin jairam gadkari, minister of road transport, highways and shipping of india at the india economic summit 2016 in new delhi, india. copyright by world economic forum / benedikt von loebellworld economic forumshare this storycompanies in the united states, germany, japan, and other count...



rethinking work-life balance for women of color




the pushback against institutionalized work patterns and the movement for work-life balance is an emerging, yet critical wing of feminism that is long overdue. but this wave can’t ignore the unique circumstances of women of color nor the socioeconomic dynamics of how white women came to even begin...



queensland police charge two women with dangerous driving on sunshine coast




a pair of one-year-old children were found in the back of a blue mazda that had been allegedly driving dangerously on the sunshine coast on saturday.police have charged two women over the incident.  queensland police charged two women with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle at kawana waters ...



'india's ranking in women's political empowerment moderate'




india has fared moderately in a global ranking of countries as per the percentage of women appointed in ministerial positions, but was at a bleak position in another list on number of women parliamentarians.the inter-parliamentary union (ipu) and un women launched the 'women in politics 2017 map', a...



presstv-saudi cabbies to suffer as women get mobile




concerns are rising in saudi arabia that a recent decision by the kingdom to allow women to drive would affect the livelihood of thousands of taxi drivers. a research conducted by the us-based frost & sullivan business consulting firm showed that over 100,000 taxi drivers could suffer once the deci...