Tag Archives: India

“Fulfil the promises that we made to our daughters”

TweetCross-posted from UN Women When I look back at the Beijing Conference, I remember the feeling of celebration. I think of the women’s chain that we organized in Beijing by holding hands in a circular formation around the venue of the conference. I can still feel the courage, strength and resolve of my Rwandan sisters. [...]
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She builds bridges, schools and delivers results

TweetMother of three children and a home-maker for more than a decade, few in her sleepy village would have imagined that she would be planning bridges and schools today.  But that is Vandana Bahadur Maida’s life in Khankhandvi, in the populous state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Despite family opposition and cultural norms that define a [...]
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In India, special trainings and all-women peacekeeper units tackle sexual violence

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “If you were a UN peacekeeper in a conflict country, what would you do if you came across a badly wounded teenage girl who had been gang-raped? Which UN rules and regulations would you follow? What would be your responsibility?” These were just some of the questions that 56 UN peacekeepers [...]
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Seeking transformative justice in the aftermath of the New Delhi rape case

Tweetby Ruth Messinger and Javid Syed On September 13th, ten months after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian woman in New Delhi, the four men accused of the crime were found guilty and sentenced to death. Importantly, this case has garnered international attention and sparked meaningful dialogue among human rights activists, lawmakers and [...]
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Prejudices within the medical fraternity: Women and sexuality in India

TweetMy visit to a lady gynecologist in India a few months back has been bothering me to no end. Hence by ranting about the experience here I would like to know your thoughts on it and share if you have had a similar experience as I did. As a young woman in her early twenties, [...]
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