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Read on for women’s news that made it to the headlines. Women fight shame in flood hit Bihar

Malti and Bhagwati Devi are just two of the thousands of people who have had to abandon their homes to take shelter on an embankment in flood-affected Bihar’s Supaul district. Their main worry, however, is not hunger but the difficulties they face in going through their ablutions unlike men. Read more here.

Widow joins all-male ranks as railroad porter

Defying extremely rigid gender-based traditions, a 32-year-old Rajasthan widow left her village and broke into the all-male ranks of railway porters in the capital city of Jaipur. Now she’s planning a better life for her children. Read more here.

Companies hire only women if female talent quits

Gender ratios are currently skewed towards male employees even in some of the most progressive organizations today. Making up for the loss of a woman talent with another woman hire is the new mantra at corporate India which is going all out to improve upon its gender diversity ratio at the workplace. Read more here.

Women on the march

The last time women were occupying public space in the country’s capital, it was the spring of 2007. Then, a conflict brewed between the country’s justice system and the country’s rulers. The then chief justice of the Supreme Court, Iftikhar Chaudhry, had been fired by the then president, Pervez Musharraf. Red more here.

52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

These women have changed history forever by being strong, brave, and human, regardless of society’s expectations for them. See here.

Network wants to see more women in tech startups

Berlin tech scene startup Geekettes is building a network of female tech entrepreneurs and professionals. It’s mentoring startups – and partnering with big software firms to try to get more women interested in IT jobs. Read more here.



27.08.2014 | 8:44