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Jan 04, 2019
Mann Deshi Bank's Chetna Sinha gives women entrepreneurship a leg-up through microfinance in western MaharashtraIn 1986-87, Chetna Sinha set up the Mann Deshi Foundation to help rural women with business skills.
Jul 31, 2018
Centre has agreed to allocate Rs 5,439 lakh to scheme for empowerment of rural women: WCD MoS Virendra KumarThe Centre has approved Rs 5,439.14 lakh for a new scheme aimed to empower rural women through community participation Virendra Kumar said, Women and Child Development, Minister of State.
Dec 14, 2017
1.56 crore abortions took place in India in 2015, half of all pregnancies unintended, says Lancet studyAn estimated 15.6 million abortions took place in India in 2015, with the majority of women taking pills at home without adequate counselling
Dec 05, 2017
Google, Tata Trusts team up to create employment for rural women via Internet SaathiLaunched in July 2015, Internet Saathi programme aims to facilitate digital literacy among women in rural India. It has so far, trained 30,000 Internet Saathis, who have in turn influenced 12 million women in the country
Dec 07, 2016
Fewer rural women opting for private healthcare: Study shows increased access to government hospitalsThere was a 24 percent rise in rural women accessing public healthcare between 2004 and 2014, according to a new report by Brookings India, a think tank, significant in a country where half the rural population uses private healthcare, which is four times costlier.
Mar 08, 2016
'Women's Day is alien concept': For poor women, 8 March means just another day to earn breadFor middle-aged Bhanmati, who ekes out a living working at a brick kiln here, the International Women's Day is an alien concept. A calendar event held annually on 8 March, Women's Day is celebrated globally with a host of seminars, workshops and promotional events, participated in India largely by the urban womenfolk.