From 'role models' to sex workers: Kenya's child labour rises due to coronavirus crisis

They saw their mothers’ sources of income vanish when Kenya’s government clamped down to prevent the spread of the virus.

published on : 20th October 2020

9-year-old Banda rape victim referred to Kanpur hospital

The 22-year-old accused allegedly raped the girl on Wednesday when she was alone in her home in a village under Bisanda police station area.

published on : 16th October 2020

Govt to soon take decision on minimum age of marriage for girls: PM

In his Independence Day speech, the PM had announced that the government was deliberating on what should be the minimum age of marriage for women and has set up a panel to look into the matter.

published on : 16th October 2020

Two members of scripture union booked for sexually harassing minors

Two staff members of Scripture Union, an international Christian organisation, were booked by the city police on Wednesday for sexually harassing minor girls.

published on : 15th October 2020

3 minor Dalit sisters attacked with acid while sleeping at home in UP

The girls have been admitted to the district hospital in Gonda. The eldest sister has suffered around 30% burn injuries, said the doctors.

published on : 13th October 2020

16-year-old Aava Murto assumes Finland's PM post for a day in 'Girls Takeover'

Harassment that girls face online remains a major issue worldwide, the stand-in PM and the real one stressed in a joint statement.

published on : 8th October 2020

Girls' rights: Finland PM Sanna Marin hands her post to teenager for one day

Aava Murto, from Vaasky in southern Finland, said she was having an 'exciting day' as she faced media on the steps of parliament after meeting with the chancellor of justice.

published on : 7th October 2020

Twins abuse minors sexually, held

The police said the parents of the victims used to direct the accused to look after their children when they left for jobs.

published on : 6th October 2020

No place for girls in UP? Missing 15-year-old's decomposed body found in Kanpur

Police however ruled out the possibility of rape, claiming the girl was abducted by her uncles and was subsequently killed in a cold-blooded manner.

published on : 4th October 2020

K-pop band Blackpink announces new single 'Lovesick Girls'

The quartet - comprising Lisa, Rose, Jisoo and Jennie - took to social media to release a poster previewing the new single.

published on : 28th September 2020

20 mn more girls may not return to schools even after COVID-19, says Malala

Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday, the Pakistani Nobel laureate acknowledged that COVID-19 had been “a striking setback to our collective goals”

published on : 20th September 2020

Shocking study says selective abortion in India may lead to 6.8 mn fewer girls been born by 2030, worst in UP

There has been a reported imbalance in India in the sex ratio at birth since the 1970s due to the emergence of prenatal sex selection and the cultural preference for male babies.

published on : 31st August 2020

Two Kendrapara girls selected for Biju Patnaik Bravery Award after saving for 12 people from drowning

Sabita and Purnima were in their houses near the river when they heard the screams of people after the boat carrying them capsized.

published on : 28th August 2020

Live-action series of 'The Powerpuff Girls' in development at CW

Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden will executive produce the live-action version via Berlanti Productions. The show will be produced by Warner Bros.

published on : 25th August 2020

Skilling Up: Bhubaneswar girls weld lockdown gaps to chart success

Aspiring for a self-reliant future, the girls now believe that the upskilling will help them start humble businesses in future.

published on : 20th August 2020
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