Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 03 July

Here’s a roundup of this week’s top stories concerning women across the world

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Learning, fighting and growing women all around the world make up to news every week. By fighting constant battles for their rights and celebrating wins and supporting each other, women evolve together aiming to create a better society.

An all-female software development centre for payroll by Mihan, the launch of Mcdonald India’s first all-women drive-through and others consist of this week’s top stories. Without wasting any time, let’s look at the top stories concerning women this week.

1. Mihan opens an all-female software development centre for payroll.

Neeyamo, a worldwide payroll and EOR solutions provider with its headquarters in Chennai, has opened what it claims to be the first all-women payroll software development centre in the world in Mihan-SEZ. The unit at this location will primarily serve Fortune 500 organisations. The 150-person team, which is made up primarily of recent graduates, will concentrate on developing payroll software and other related projects.

Neeyamo chairman Ashok Bildikar said, “We wanted to set an example by coming up with an all-women centre. Nagpur was chosen because I was earlier involved in setting up of Hexaware Technologies unit in Mihan itself.” Additionally, he added, the business believes women are better suited for HR-related jobs, such as software development.

2. Launch of the first all-women drive-through restaurant of McDonald’s in India

The first all-women drive-through restaurant for McDonald’s India opened on Thursday in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat. This new eatery, run by McDonald’s India’s franchise partner Westlife Development, is close to the Statue of Unity.

According to a statement made by the franchise partner, Westlife Development hired 28 women from local communities to manage this drive-thru restaurant. According to FSSAI requirements, the women staff members of this restaurant have received training in the required safety, hygiene, and other restaurant practices.

3. 10 million tribal Women and youth in India will receive digital training as part of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Tuesday saw the extension of Meta’s (previously Facebook‘s) partnership with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to teach 10 lakh tribal women and youth digital skills. The internet giant inaugurated the second phase of the “Going Online As Leaders” (GOAL) programme, which aims to empower and link 10 lakh women and youth from the country’s tribal areas through digital upskilling. Digitally empowering India’s tribal groups will make a substantial contribution to the nation’s socio-economic advancement and be a crucial first step toward establishing a thriving network of tribal leaders.

4. Bombay HC released the statement that: ‘Being Friendly’ is not consent for sexual relations.

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that “merely sharing a friendly relationship with a girl does not permit a boy to take her for granted and construe it as her consent to establish a physical relationship” according to a report by LiveLaw. In an order issued on June 24, Justice Bharati H. Dangre’s single-judge court made the comment. A guy who had been arrested for allegedly raping a lady was also denied anticipatory bail by the bench, which stated that “friendship does not confer a license upon a man to force himself upon her.”

5. Lakshika Dagar, an MP radio jockey, makes history by becoming the youngest sarpanch.

Lakshika Dagar, a 21 years old young woman, made history when she won the three-phase election to become the youngest Sarpanch of the Chintaman Jawasia Gram Panchayat in Ujjain. She has since inspired young women everywhere. Eight other women were also running, but she ultimately won by approximately 487 votes.

Lakshika, age 21, has experience as a journalist and radio jockey and has a post-graduate diploma in mass communication. The moment the results of the panchayat election were made public, she allegedly got congratulations from every resident of her hamlet.

The manifesto made a commitment to address the village’s issues with drinking water, drainage, and street lighting. Additionally, the pledge to provide the homeless families in the hamlet with housing benefits will be kept.

6. Rapper Kendrick Lamar calls for women’s rights as he ends the Glastonbury Festival.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar performed a stirring headlining concert to finish this year’s Glastonbury Festival, chanting “Godspeed for women’s rights” as fake blood streamed down his face from a crown of thorns. Lamar, 35, finished his latest song by repeating “they judge you, they judge Christ,” the Savior. The advancement of women’s rights “at the music festival on Sunday, before putting down his microphone and leaving the stage. Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to remove women’s constitutional protections for abortion, there was a major protest.

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Written by Marya

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