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Women
The emerald landscape of tea gardens in Assam hide a healthcare lacunae among its women workers whose nimble fingers pluck the two leaves and a bud, invaluable to the industry. Activists from the community are now trying to change their condition. The correspondent reports from Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra more
A publishing company run entirely by women

Though the publishing industry is dominated by men, there is one leading publishing company in India run entirely by young women.

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger ...

The sanitary man

Twinkle Khanna, columnist and writer, and Akshay Kumar's wife, is producing Padman, as a first venture of her new production house. It is based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham ...

Closing session, UN Commission agrees roadmap to women's economic empowerment

New York, Mar 25 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on Friday agreed on a roadmap to women's full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step ...

Employers must address all aspects of gender-based violence in workplace - UN Women chief

New York, Mar 17 (Just Earth News): Tolerating violence against women in the workplace will have a huge cost to employers, including lost productivity, legal expenses, high turnover, sick le ...

UN reports slow women's political parity; launches latest 'Women in Politics' map

New York, Mar 16 (Just Earth News): Women's voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development ...

UN launches 'Platform of Champions' calling to end global gender pay gap

New York, Mar 14 (Just Earth News) With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile network to call for equal pay for work of eq ...

UN Commission on Status of Women opens with calls for more men to stand up for equality

New York, Mar 13 (Just Earth News): With men still dominating even in countries that consider themselves progressive, the world needs more women leaders and more men standing up for gender e ...

UN experts call for sensitive and timely response to online gender-based abuse

New York, Mar 9 (Just Earth News): Urgent attention, creativity and cooperation are needed to address online gender-based abuse, but authorities should be careful to avoid curtailing freed ...