International Women’s Day 2017: Tribal artiste Sukri Bommagowda honoured – Karnataka


KSRTC honours tribal artiste Sukri Bommagowda

By Express News Service | Published: 09th March 2017

BENGALURU: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, KSRTC honoured Padma Shri awardee and tribal leader Sukri Bommagowda (Sukrajji) here on Wednesday. It handed over D25,000 and issued a free bus pass to her. A press release stated that KSRTC also honoured 34 women employees in 17 divisions for their service. The release stated:
“KSRTC is the first government organisation in the state which has implemented 33 per cent reservation for the women in jobs. Around 10,000 women are working under KSRTC… Of the 37,569 officers/officials, 6.65 per cent are women.” […]

Source: KSRTC honours tribal artiste Sukri Bommagowda- The New Indian Express
Date Visited: Thu Mar 09 2017 10:29:38 GMT+0100 (CET)

UN Secretary-General’s message for the International Women’s Day

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential. Read more>

Source: International Women’s Day 2017 | UN Women – Headquarters
Date Visited: Thu Mar 09 2017 11:09:31 GMT+0100 (CET)

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of all women, everywhere. It is a rallying call; both for reflection on lessons learned and for accelerating momentum towards gender equality and the empowerment of every girl and woman.

It is a day to rejoice in the extraordinary acts of women and to stand together, as a united force to advance gender equality around the world.

A bit of history: International Women’s Day, back to 1975

Since its inception, International Women’s Day has grown into a global celebration of past and present accomplishments of women, and as an opportunity to look ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities for future generations of women.

In 1945, the Charter of the United Nations became the first international agreement to affirm the principal of equality between women and men. With that belief in mind, the UN celebrated its first official International Women’s Day in 1975, 42 years ago.

This year, the UN theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Despite the enormous progress since 1975, women are still underrepresented in too many  sectors of society, undermining progress and sustainable development. It  constrains creativity and talent and suffocates inclusion and pluralism. This does not just harm women – it weakens the very fabric of societies.

For the celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, UNESCO will focus on Women and Art, showcasing the work of young women artists and discussing the way forward.

Source: International Women’s Day 2017 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Date Visited: Thu Mar 09 2017 11:04:10 GMT+0100 (CET)

Women’s collectives foster access to justice in India

jharkhand-women-unesco-screenshot2013Through special women’s courts and justice committees, women’s collectives in eastern India have forged an increasingly respected system to access justice, which also addresses cases of violence against women. They resolve disputes through both formal and informal channels, while providing emotional support and counselling. More >>

Source: Search Results | UN Women – Headquarters
Date Visited: Thu Mar 09 2017 11:12:19 GMT+0100 (CET)