In a step to empower women in the country, Kuwait allowed women to join the National Military Services on October 12. However, women will initially serve in the field of medical and military support. ''Kuwaiti women have proven their achievements in several fields,'' said Kuwait's Deputy PM and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah. Earlier in 2008, Kuwait allowed women to join the police.
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In the latest development in Afghanistan, the Taliban announced that the Ministry of Woman's Affairs will be replaced with a Ministry for morality on September 16. Furthermore, it has changed the signboard of the Ministry and named it "Ministries of Prayer and Guidance and the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice". Earlier, it had said no women would be allowed to work with men in government ministries.
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Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai, Afghanistan's New Sports Chief said, "Taliban will allow 400 sports, including swimming, soccer, running, and horse-riding," but declined to confirm if women will be allowed to participate in any. Reportedly, the Taliban leadership doesn't consider women's participation in sports as 'necessary'. Taliban-ruled-Afghan has stringent rules for women ranging from gender-separated classes, always be covered in a veil & … read-more
The House of LR&C and American singer and model Ciara have launched a new luxury fashion brand for women known as LITA (Love is the Answer). This new ready-to-wear collection is reportedly inspired by Ciara's love for design, inspiring red-carpet moments, as well as her tomboy style. LITA will also contribute 3% of its net revenue to the "Why Not You Foundation" as well.
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Despite the Taliban's assurance of respect towards women, crimes against Afghanistan women are on the rise. Reportedly, Najla Ayoubi, a former judge from Afghanistan stated that while speaking to several Afghan women, she noticed, “bad behaviour and violence against women.” One of the instances is, a woman was set on fire for cooking badly for the Taliban. Even women are being shipped to the neighbouring countries to work as sex slaves.
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Often Indians forget the contribution of women freedom fighters of India, who were on the similar path of abolishing British rule. Three of the women who unduly receive appreciation amongst others are Bhikaji Cama, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, and Moormati. Bhikaji Cama was the first Indian woman to hoist national flat at Stuttgart, Germany, while Kamaladevi was the first female to run political office. Moormati founded Hindustan Socialist… read-more
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PM Narendra Modi will announce the first reshuffled cabinet of his second term, at 6 pm on July 7. According to government sources, it will be the youngest cabinet in Indian history with more women ministers. The special representation will be given to the ones who have administrative experience along with higher average education. "Two dozen OBCs will be represented. The plan is to involve smaller communities," officials said.
A few health workers have allegedly suggested women get the vaccine jab five to six days after the menstruation cycle in North Karnataka cities like Raichur, Belagavi, and Bidar. "No directive was issued from the health and family welfare department," said a Belgavi woman who was denied vaccine. However, the Belagavi district Immunization Officer IP Gadad said that vaccines administered during the menstruation cycle do not cause any side… read-more
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IT giant 'Cognizant' launched a returnship programme on March 30 for those individuals whose career has been put to a halt due to personal or family reasons. Reportedly, the programme provides a holistic environment to the individuals while offering access to mentors. Besides, the above-mentioned mechanism will churn out the best individuals for filling full-time positions. Notably, the company has vowed to bring 1000 women in mid-management… read-more
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The decades-old Chipko Movement has made a resurgence in Uttarakhand as Bageshwar district's Jakhni village women hugged trees to obstruct their felling. Reportedly, forest department has proposed the axing of matured trees like Banj Oak and rhododendron for a road's construction. Although the forest administration proposed to fell only 43 trees, the residents opposing the move have warned of committing suicide and called… read-more
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