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Rajya Sabha passes Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to raise maternity leave for working women from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for two surviving children. The Bill seeks to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The law protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of… Read More »

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Union Government launches social media campaign on Daughters Day

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a social media campaign to mark the Daughters Day on 11th August. It was launched by Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in New Delhi. Key Facts The social media campaign seeks to engage citizens to celebrate the young women and girls in… Read More »

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Union Cabinet approves Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for introducing the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Parliament The Bill seeks to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The law protects the employment of women during the time of her maternity and entitles her of a ‘maternity benefit’. The ‘maternity benefit’ includes full paid… Read More »

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11 July: World Population Day

The World Population Day is observed across the world on July 11 to attention on the urgency and importance of population issue. 2016 Theme: “Investing in teenage girls”. It focuses on the empowerment of teenage girls. The theme highlights the importance of empowering teenage girls by providing them access to basic information about their health,… Read More »

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Union Government constitutes cyber cell to check online abuse and harassment of women

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has constituted a cyber-cell to check the online abuse and harassment of women and children on social media platforms. Announcement in this regard was made by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in New Delhi. Key facts The WCD Ministry has advised women and children… Read More »

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Nagaland launches Sakhi-One Stop Centre to help women in distress

Nagaland Government has launched women helpline “181” and “Sakhi-One Stop Centre”, an institute that supports women affected by violence. It was launched by the state Governor P B Acharya at the District Hospital Dimapur in Nagaland. Key Facts The helpline and centre aim to provide integrated assistance including medical, legal and psychological counselling to women… Read More »

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