Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021: To ‘Cupvert’ or Not

Menstrual cups are easy to use and environment-friendly, however, they might not suit everyone. New Delhi: The first few times that Pooja Priyamvada used a menstrual cup, it was an uncomfortable experience.  “I started using cups somewhere at the beginning of 2016. The first few attempts were not convenient, there was leakage as I was […]

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Second Wave of Covid Leaves NGOs crippled

Small NGOs that stitch clothes or bags and bigger NGOs that work on sustainability and infrastructure benefits have found themselves in a pickle as lockdown restrictions grip almost the entire country. New Delhi: Rani, a single mother living in Mundka, stitches masks for a living ever since the start of the pandemic. In the beginning, […]

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Long way to the top for Indian women billionaires

Out of 140 billionaires in India, only seven are women. Chandigarh: India became the third highest in the world by producing 140 billionaires in the Forbes World’s Billionaire List, 2021, after China and the United States. But only five percent of these Indian billionaires were women. Only seven women became billionaires in India as opposed […]

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Maternal Mental Health Month: Pandemic deepens Mothers’ suffering

Stress and depression among pregnant women and new mothers have increased during COVID-19, says a research study. Sonepat: Focusing on spreading awareness about maternal mental health (MMH) this month has brought attention to the increasing rates of maternal depression.  Since the beginning of May, MMH projects and campaigns have started to extensively cover the issue […]

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Karnataka ranks lowest in breast cancer screening among neighbours

“Lack of outreach and hesitancy among women are the reasons for low screening rates”: Pratima Shankar, NGO coordinator, PSCF . Bengaluru: Only 0.4 percent of women in Karnataka have undergone screening for breast cancer, according to the data by the National Family Health Survey. With this, Karnataka has recorded the lowest number of breast cancer […]

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Cybercrime against women continues to rise

As the world gets increasingly digitized, cybercrime against women continues to be on the rise. New Delhi: Cybercrime against women has seen an exponential increase in the past few years. In 2015, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received only 223 complaints of cybercrime. By the end of November 2020, this figure stood at 647, […]

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