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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Gender-sensitive Parliament can tackle social problems: Pranab

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 12:27

President Pranab Mukherjee pointed out that women`s representation in the Indian Parliament was lower compared to other countries.

Non-traditional family roles encourage gender equality

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 09:02

Non-traditional family roles in heterosexual couples could cause changes in marital relationships that promote gender equality.

Higher gender equality means more sex: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 09:35

A new global research has shown that people have more sex in countries with higher gender equality.

50% reservation for women will bring gender equality: Jayant

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:03

Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil on Tuesday said the women`s reservation bill for 50 per cent seats in panchayat samitis and zilla parishads will pave the way to bring women on par with their male counterparts.

Gender equality: India ranks 112; Pak among last 3

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 14:48

Iceland, Norway and Finland topped the WEF annual gender gap index.