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.

Where prices rise and the value of women declines

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

Gender-sensitive Parliament can tackle social problems: Pranab

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

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

Higher gender equality means more sex: Study

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

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

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

Oz opposition disagrees with placement of women into forces

In the backdrop of Australia planning to shed gender inequality in defence forces, the country`s opposition party on Thursday said the frontline of war is no place for women but maintained its support for equality in armed forces.