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France retreats on teaching boy-girl equality

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:31

France is replacing its plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

SC recognises transgenders as third gender, eunuchs hail verdict

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:17

In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted recognition to transgenders as third category of sex.

Wipro, HCL CEOs get UN award for promoting gender equality

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 20:28

The CEOs of Indian IT giants Wipro and HCL are among this year's recipient of leadership awards given by the UN's body on women for their work on principles of women's empowerment and helping champion gender equality.

Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 21:30

Organisations launched campaign against a move by UN Women, United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping.

Apple CEO Tim Cook pushes for equality in workplace

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 20:32

Apple CEO Tim Cook called on people to pay attention to the issue of equality in a recent awards speech.

India contributes USD 1 million to UN women`s body

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 17:03

India has contributed million dollar to the United Nations to help global efforts to ensure gender equality and empowerment of women.

Google searches reveal widespread gender inequality

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:44

Popular search engine Google has revealed that widespread gender inequality is still a global problem.

Where prices rise and the value of women declines

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 11:31

How do rising prices affect women in all the different ways in which they are economic actors?

Sudan rebels claim clash in strategic region

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 22:06

Sudanese rebels clashed with government forces on Saturday for the second time this week in the strategic South-North Kordofan region, the insurgents said.

LEGO urged to make more female characters

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 14:03

A community of gender equality activists have launched a petition to ask LEGO to include girl pieces, which is a rarity among company`s products.

Serena Williams apologises for `insensitive and hurtful` comments about teen rape victim

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 15:56

American tennis star Serena Williams has offered an apology for her comments about a teenage rape victim, whom she had termed as `not a virgin` and `drunk` at the time of her assault.

India contributes $1 mn to UN Women

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 13:55

India has made a USD million contribution to the core voluntary budget of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for financial year 2012- 2013.