Translated in Odiya, the film developed by UNFPA focuses on the value of the girl child. The film was screened at an event observing International Women’s Day by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Odisha, to sensitize their functionaries on issues concerning women. The event was attended by over 300 participants.
No Country for Young Girls
Translated in Odiya, the film developed by UNFPA highlights on the issue of sex selection and gender discrimination. The film was screened at an event observing International Women’s Day by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Odisha, to sensitize their functionaries on issues concerning women. The event was attended by over 300 participants.
Marriage and Women’s Advancement
Ivi Pyari Bodra, Elected Women’s Representative says that marriage should not stop women from pursuing their dreams. She says that if women have the will power, they can achieve whatever they want in life.
‘Inspiring Change: Equality for All’ Conference
Key highlights from the ‘Inspiring Change: Equality for All’ conference that was jointly organized on 10 March 2014 by the European Union and UN Women to mark International Women’s Day.
Launch of UN Women Report ‘Hearts & Minds: Women of India Speak’
Launch of UN Women’s Report ‘Hearts & Minds: Women of India Speak’ at the ‘Inspiring Change: Equality for All’ conference that was jointly organized by the European Union and UN Women. The report details the situation of women in India struggling with pervasive patriarchal norms resulting in rampant cases of son preference, female infanticide, domestic violence, child marriage, and a high rate of maternal and infant mortality.
Women’s Empowerment: Bringing a Change in the Attitude of Society
Surajit Kar Purkayastha, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata says that while change is already emerging in women’s advancement in India, there still needs to be a change in the attitude of the society.
Women’s Advancement in India
Dr. Rebecca Tavares, Representative, UN Women Multi Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka highlights the achievements and challenges of women’s advancement in India. Ms Tavares says that while the participation of women at grassroots level and other levels of society has increased, a lot still needs to be done in terms of economic opportunities, access to labour market and literacy levels of women in India.
Women’s Rights are Human Rights
Rada Boric, Vice-President, European Women’s Lobby and Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Zagreb, Croatia says that women’s rights are human rights, and that women deserve equal distribution of power in all spheres, be it economy or politics.
UN Women Executive Director: International Women’s Day 2014
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014 – celebrated on March 8 around the world – UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stresses that “progress for women is progress for all.” Celebrating progress already made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality, she further urged women, men, youth, and leaders of nations, communities, religion and commerce to recommit to making gender equality a global reality.