My News: Haryana village starts selfie competition to empower girl child

Zee News has started a venture 'MY NEWS' where the citizens get the chance to pick the story, whatever they see as news and wish to have it played on our channel.

Salma Hayek, Aishwarya Rai and Parker Posey slam Hollywood sexism
Salma Hayek, Aishwarya Rai and Parker Posey slam Hollywood sexism

 Salma Hayek, Aishwarya Rai and Parker Posey lead the call for greater equality in films at a summit in Cannes.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends discussion on gender equality at Cannes 2015
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends discussion on gender equality at Cannes 2015

 Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan today joined the United Nations Women's panel on gender equality in the film industry during her this year's first appearance at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival.

Rajyavardhan Rathore pitches for gender equality

Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has said that the society must treat sons and daughters as equal and not discriminate between them on the basis of gender.

India committed to gender equality: Govt to UN

India has told the UN that an enabling use of information and communication technology (ICTs) tools in advancing gender equality and empowerment of women will be a "game changer" in the development process and help overcome the digital divide.

Tepid reaction as UN issues new women's rights declaration

World leaders on Monday pledged to ramp up action to achieve gender equality by 2030, but some women`s rights activists were impatient with new promises after sluggish progress made in the past 20 years.

Chile leader, UN call on gender inequality by 2030

Chilean leader Michelle Bachelet led calls to eliminate gender inequality by 2030 on Saturday as a two-day meeting of the United Nations Women organization wrapped up in Santiago.

Men leave UN "Barbershop" after vow to push for gender equality

The United Nations closed its "Barbershop Conference" on Thursday with prominent male diplomats - and a 13-year-old boy - pledging to recruit men and boys to advance gender equality and end violence against women.

Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia
Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region by UN Women at an event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women.

Make gender equality an international mass movement: Maneka

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has called for making gender equality an international mass movement, saying it should go beyond being a mere slogan.

India fully committed to promotion of gender equality: LS Speaker

India said it is fully committed to the promotion of gender equality and utilising information technologies for the empowerment of women.

UNPA assessing ways of engaging men in gender equality work

A high-powered panel of United Nations Population Fund has assessed the possibility of involving men and boys in gender equality work in India and the world.

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off: Report

If you`re waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

UN Woman launches campaign in India for gender equality

The UN Women here on Saturday launched a campaign, aiming at ensuring greater participation of men in promoting women's rights and gender equality.

UN to recruit men to fight for women's equality

The United Nations agency promoting equality for women is launching a global campaign to get 100,000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality.

Distinction between men, women `silly`, says Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, who was seen dancing with a women police officer in Kolkata, Monday said it was not about the uniform but about a lady in a uniform and such distinction between men and women was "silly".

SC recognises transgenders as third gender, eunuchs hail verdict

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

Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

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

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

International Men’s Day: Keeping Men and Boys safe

November 19 marks International Men`s Day which inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago and is celebrated in more than 70 countries around the world.