Women’s News

January 31, 2021

About Shakuntala Devi – the human computer

In an age where traditional gender stereotypes still reign and limit women from achieving positions in leadership and technological sectors, many women in the past have successfully broken the barrier and proved the otherwise paving path for newer generations of women to shine. Shakuntala Devi, born in November 1929 in Karnataka, India is one of the powerful women known for her mathematical skills. Popularly known as the ‘Human Computer’, Devi had a mysteriously unknown ability to perform highly complicated calculations […]
December 4, 2020
Orange the world

Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

The 16 days of activism for Gender-based violence, celebrated each year from 25th November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to 10th December (International Human Rights Day), is going on with the theme Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” in 2020.    The year 2020 was rather an unfortunate year for the women around the world, as the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence spiked up alongside the global health pandemic of COVID 2020. As the world retreated inside homes […]
November 29, 2020

Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2020 goes to women-duo professors for genome editing

For the first time in 119 years of history, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2020 was won jointly by women team, the US and French professors for genome editing. French microbiologist Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and American biochemist Professor Jennifer Doudna from University of California, Berkeley together received the prize on October 2020, for their method of editing genes through CRISPR-Cas9 technique. The technique, as per the laureate duo, can be used to change animal, plant and microorganism DNA. The […]
October 12, 2020

A historical timeline to Beijing+25

Twenty-five years ago, in 1995, 17,000 participants, 6,000 government delegates, 4,000 accredited NGO representatives, and around 4,000 media representatives came together at Fourth World Conference on Women. The conference held in Beijing came to become the largest gathering for gender equality advocacy in history. In the conference, 189 UN member states unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA), where the countries committed to taking action for women’s rights and development in 12 key areas. The BPFA to date serves […]
September 27, 2020

Education Amidst the Pandemic: Fighting to Protect Students from COVID-19

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic back in March, various government bodies immediately implemented measures within their jurisdictions in an attempt to curb the quickly rising infection rates. Due to the rapid spread and great severity of the novel coronavirus, however, these measures included strict social distancing regulations, community curfews and quarantines, and in badly-hit areas, even complete lockdowns. Sadly, the seemingly omnipresent threat of the pandemic as well as the lockdowns implemented have greatly affected […]
September 25, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: her legacy remains  

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” “When I’m sometimes asked ‘When will there be enough (women on the Supreme Court)?’ and my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” These powerful lines were echoed across the world last week, on September 18, as the one who spoke it, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, […]
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