Women’s News

November 24, 2016

The Shocking Reality of Child Marriage in India

By Dr. Ranjana Kumari Recently, I came across an analysis by IndiaSpend of the recently released 2011 census data, and was appalled to see some of the hard hitting facts laid bare. The report stated that nearly 12 million Indian children were married before the age of 10 years–84% of them Hindu and 11% Muslim. many of 7.84 million (65%) married children were female, reinforcing the fact that girls are significantly more disadvantaged; eight in 10 illiterate children who were […]
November 23, 2016

Women’s Body and Fundamental Rights – New Challenges

Buenos Aires 2016 November 14 to 18 Women’s Body and Fundamental Rights – New Challenges Conference held by the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers  
October 18, 2016

WNC welcomes the release of Chibok girls

WNC welcomes the release of Chibok girls. Incredibly moving images of joy and relief. After enduring starvation and savagery, 21 Chibok girls finally reunited with their families.  
September 21, 2016

WNC Welcomes the Appointment of Nadia Murad Basee Taha as UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a survivor of human trafficking at the hands of ISIS, has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The UNODC is the lead UN agency that combats all forms of human trafficking, including sexual slavery and forced labor. According to the UNODC, during her Ambassadorship, Nadia will concentrate on advocacy efforts and raise awareness about the plight of the countless […]
September 19, 2016

Women’s Growing Economic Power

September 14, 2016

Women Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets are Driven More by Women’s Representation in Business & Politics, Study Shows

Women’s participation in the entrepreneurial sphere has long been studied and reviewed. The inaugural Mastercard’s “Women’s Entrepreneurial Index 2016” is the latest attempt to gauge women’s progress as entrepreneurs. The Mastercard study, which focused on 16 Asia Pacific countries, ranked New Zealand first (53.9), followed by Australia (51.7), Thailand (50.9), Philippines (50.6) and Singapore (50.1). At the bottom of the spectrum, India (33.3), Sri Lanka (32.7) and Bangladesh (27.0) received the lowest overall scores – 0 being the worst score […]
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