women organizations

Socially Responsible Gifts

Socially Responsible Gifts

Philanthropic gifts have more takers nowadays. There are multiple benefits of such gifts as you get to buy something for your loved ones as well as benefit a cause you strongly...

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Swabhimaan - Spreading Smiles

The name of the organization, which literally means ‘self-respect’, is an initiative of the Smile Foundation that has been working for the sustainable development of deprived...

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A story of an Afghan girl - Aesha Mohammadzai

A story of an Afghan girl - Aesha Mohammadzai

Brutality is all around us. Recently, the Delhi bus-rape case has taken the country and the world by storm and there is a furore over the lack of safety for women. It is a tale...

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Media and its portrayal of women

Media and its portrayal of women

Maybe arms are the most dangerous things which man created. But it can stand second only to media and mass communication. While mass communication arose as a consolidation of...

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A mighty heart: Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian work

A mighty heart: Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian work

Angelina Jolie has become an actress of formidable acclaim. She has steadily climbed the rungs of performance and stardom, and has reached a pinnacle where she is looked upon as...

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Ringing in a new era: the Bell Bajao campaign

Ringing in a new era: the Bell Bajao campaign

What are the two things you really need to stop domestic violence in society? A conscience and courage. The Bell Bajao campaign which was launched in India in 2008 was geared...

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Are women themselves supporting patriarchy?

Are women themselves supporting patriarchy?

While the entire world is fighting the battle unitedly to combat crimes against women and make our planet a better and safer place for women, perhaps somewhere, somehow, they...

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Domestic violence in the U.S.A: more prevalent than we would think it to be!

Domestic violence in the U.S.A: more prevalent than we would think it to be!

As Kofi Annan had once rightly pointed out, domestic violence is a pandemic, especially against women. While one may argue that domestic violence should be addressed as a gender...

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Saudi Arabia and domestic abuse: Lines between tradition and humanity

Saudi Arabia and domestic abuse: Lines between tradition and humanity

It is all very well to write off a social evil as the product of the “religious practice” or the prevailing “traditions”, but we do not stop to contemplate upon who exactly are...

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The road not taken: speaking out against domestic violence

The road not taken: speaking out against domestic violence

According to statistical records, every three minutes, a woman is raped, beaten or harassed in some way or the other. This data was released by the National Crime Records Bureau...

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The need for sexual awareness campaigns in rural and suburban areas!

The need for sexual awareness campaigns in rural and suburban areas!

Sexual awareness still remains a taboo subject in India. People do not want to talk about it and discuss it openly, like political or other social subjects are discussed. This...

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What workplaces should offer to women

What workplaces should offer to women

We have come a long way, and today, the working woman, as a worldwide phenomenon, is not quite as bizarre or exceptional as it was, a few decades ago. Working women have...

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The Nirbhaya Fund: How will it help women become fearless?

The Nirbhaya Fund: How will it help women become fearless?

P. Chidambaram , the finance minister announced the Nirbhaya fund when presenting the Union Budget for 2013-2014. According to him, the fund allocates Rs. 1,000 crores to the...

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Buy Scarlett: It's for charity!

Buy Scarlett: It's for charity!

Scarlett Johansson may be a gorgeous, attractive woman who has become one of the most glamorous women in Hollywood since she stepped into the world of movies. She is admired by...

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Who is the real MARD?

Who is the real MARD?

The real man is one who does not feel the need to assert his dominance over a woman, physically or mentally. A real man is one who does not perpetuate violence against women,...

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A village where nature and nurture come together!

A village where nature and nurture come together!

While one is struggling to find some semblance of hope for the dignity and respect of women in the urban areas, a tiny village tucked away in Rajasthan, practices feminism, and...

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Venus Williams: defying the glass ceiling

Venus Williams: defying the glass ceiling

Venus Williams started playing professional tennis from a very young age. Her first professional tournament was when she was only fourteen. Since then, she has come a long way...

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Join the police force: be the change!

Join the police force: be the change!

The fact that the police force is mainly dominated by men is no secret. It’s a worldwide phenomenon, which, for some strange reason, is not often rectified. The police force is...

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Go public: use public transport and help the environment

Go public: use public transport and help the environment

At the point where we are standing today, the human race is generally, too dependent on machines to quite using them. We have come to a point where our basic activities are...

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Kiran Bedi : More than just a police officer!

Kiran Bedi : More than just a police officer!

There are some illustrious women born in every era who show the world that an individual’s effort in changing the ways of the world for the better can actually make a difference...

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Steffi Graf facilitates the development and growth of children

While travelling throughout my tennis career and in conversations with doctors, I learned and saw first-hand how many children grow up in a daily life marked by wars, violence,...

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Oprah’s Angel Network encourages philanthropy from the public

Oprah’s Angel Network encourages philanthropy from the public

"You get from the world what you give to the world." — Oprah Winfrey...

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YFE: Young Female Entrepreneurs connects enterprising women online

YFE: Young Female Entrepreneurs connects enterprising women online

Young Female Entrepreneurs was founded in 2011 with the objective of bringing aspiring and existing female entrepreneurs together on an online platform, which would help them...

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Ladies learning code teaches technological skills to women in Canada

Ladies learning code teaches technological skills to women in Canada

With the permeation of technology into every aspect of modern living, the job market too, has become partial to hiring employees who display basic technical skills. From word...

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Women for Women International rehabilitates female survivors of war

Women for Women International rehabilitates female survivors of war

War leaves behind a trail of death and destruction in its wake, destroying families, giving rise to even more violence against humanity, and greatly endangering innocent...

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Stop Acid Attacks empowers acid attack survivors in India

Stop Acid Attacks empowers acid attack survivors in India

Acid attacks are among some of the most heinous and violent crimes against women, their effect is lasting, both mentally and physically, with little hope for full rehabilitation...

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Take Back the Night Kolkata: in conversation

Take Back the Night Kolkata: in conversation

Take Back the Night is a global movement geared towards the elimination of sexual violence of various forms. The first march was held in Belgium in 1976, and over the years, the...

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