Friday, 19 April 2019

Tag Archives: Women

Angelina Jolie calls for support for women

LONDON: Angelina Jolie has called for more progress and support for women and she wants to change the laws that ‘’treat women as second-class citizens’’. The ‘Maleficent’ star – who is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – wants to change the laws that ‘’treat ...

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Pooja Hegde opens up about pay discrimination in Bollywood

BOLLYWOOD: A known face of Bollywood Pooja Hegde has hoped that heroines would start getting paid as much as their male counterparts, adding that women pulling in 100 crore films need equal pay.  Having been disappointed about pay discrimination in the industry, the actress hoped the actresses would  be paid  as ...

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New sexism scandal for cricket after Indian stars’ TV misogyny

NEW DELHI: Two Indian cricketers have sparked outrage after a run of misogynist comments on prime television, prompting calls for gender sensitisation in a sport rife with sex scandal. Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul were guests on an episode of ‘Koffee with Karan’ – a popular TV chat show that ...

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Kate Sharma withdraws sexual harassment case against Subhash Ghai

BOLLYWOOD: Model and actress Kate Sharma, who joined the #MeToo movement and accused filmmaker Subhash Ghai of sexually harassing her, has withdrawn her case. The actress took the complaint back four days ago by sending a note to the DN Nagar Police station, as per a Mid Day report. Kate ...

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Cara Delevingne: I feel inspired by other women

HOLLYWOOD: Cara Delevingne feels inspired by other women. The 26-year-old actress has revealed she takes inspiration from women who are from different walks of life and she’s delighted that the collective female voice is becoming increasingly prominent in society. Cara said: ”Generally, women inspire me no matter what. The more ...

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Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal police and intelligence agencies, Abiy’s Chief of Staff ...

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I’m a victim of sexual assault and rape: White House adviser

WASHINGTON: Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, said that she was the victim of sexual assault and that women who survive such experiences should be heard. “I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Conway told CNN while defending the Supreme ...

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Was raped at 16 but remained silent: Padma Lakshmi

HOLLYWOOD: Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi recently talked about being sexually assaulted to explain why women choose to remain silent about their ordeal. In an op-ed in the New York Times, the American author shares details about being sexually assaulted at the age of seven and raped by her then-boyfriend ...

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Ashley wants to change beauty perceptions

HOLLYWOOD: Ashley Graham wants to change people’s perceptions of beauty. The 30-year-old plus-sized model is a huge advocate for body positivity and wants to continue to ”educate people on their worth” although she feels there’s still a lot of work to be done in the TV and film industries. In ...

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Climate extremes ‘key driver’ behind rising global hunger: UN

UN: Extreme weather events were a leading cause of global hunger rising last year, with women, babies, and old people particularly vulnerable to the worsening trend, a UN report said. Increasingly frequent shocks such as extreme rainfall or temperatures, as well as droughts, storms, and floods, helped push the number ...

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