Gender Equality

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Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights abuse

2019-09-13T12:47:09+00:00September 11th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – September 2019, North America Edition – September 2019|

The head of a global human rights organisation explains the various programmes being implemented on the ground in India to address gender bias and help women and girls meet their potential. Anjali, a 15 year old girl, started attending Breakthrough’s school-based gender equity program called Taaron ki Toli (Gang of Stars) sometime in December 2017. Anjali lives in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh in India, which, until recently was called Kudamau. Kudamau literally means, “garbage dump”. Within a few [...]

How do we advance on #PressforProgress?

2018-07-31T13:10:22+00:00April 18th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – April 2018, Year|

The Founder of Loomba Foundation explains why he is championing gender parity across all sectors around the Press for Progress theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. The recent World Economic Forum’s 2017 ‘Global Gender Gap’ report has exposed shocking results stating that gender parity is over 200 years away. There has never been a more important time to take this issue up and keep motivated for #PressforProgress. And while we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, one could [...]

India makes firm strides on women in the workplace

2019-04-24T14:45:10+00:00March 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition- March 2018, Spotlight, Year|

Against the backdrop of International Women’s Day on March 8, an Indian industry expert weighs up the role of women in the workplace in order to achieve women’s economic empowerment. According to UN Women, when more women work, economies grow. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. Even after decades of progress towards making women equal partners with men in the economy and society, the gap [...]