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Break stereotypes for gender equality and neutrality: Prof Nitya Rao

Chennai, March 09, 2020: Be it man or a woman, breaking stereotypes on both sides is important to achieve gender equality said Dr Nitya Rao, Professor, Gender and Development, University of Anglia....

What do Indian women think about eating fruits and vegetables? Research insights to address malnutrition

Young tribal women in Maharashtra believe indigenous green leafy vegetables are dirty and not good to eat. These and several other barriers were studied by a team of researchers in Maharashtra, India...

Empowering women with clean energy – at home and in agriculture

National Consultation suggests the way forward New Delhi, November 1, 2017: The need to make LPG use the ‘new normal’ and engender the ‘Draft National Energy Policy’ was highlighted at a one-day...

International Women’s Day calls for women’s empowerment

 MSSRF commemorated International Women’s day through events at Chennai and at Wayanad centres. The event at the Community Agro-Biodiversity Centre, Wayanad focused on empowerment. A...

Saving Women from occupational hazards : An area of serious neglect - Prof M S Swaminathan

Chennai, March 07, 2017: On International Women’s Day, there will be discussions all over the world on methods of promoting gender equity and justice. Particular attention will be...

Women's Biotech Park - a unique initiative to nurture women entrepreneurs: Prof M S Swaminathan

Chennai, February 24, 2017: A Golden Jubilee Women’s Biotechnology Park was established at Chennai and became operational in 2001. The major aim of the Park was to provide opportunities for...

Achieving Olympic Medals: Prof M S Swaminathan

Chennai, Aug 16, 2016: The remarkable performance of Dipa Karmakar provides not only evidence of the capability of women athletes but also the need for greater investment in training and nutrition....

Gender Policies and the Rights of Farm Women -Prof.Swaminathan

I am glad the Kerala Government has announced a new gender policy with focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment. More than 50% of women are involved in activities connected with crop and...

Prof Swaminathan calls for passing Women's Reservation Bill

  Prof Swaminathan calls for passing Women's Reservation Bill.   Speaking at the event on "Land Rights for Women Farmers" in Chennai yesterday, Prof Swaminathan, Founder,...