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Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 1 Aug

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

Top Stories Concerning Women
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Women all over the world are achieving their dreams and making their voices heard. Reading about women winning at life inspires millions of other women and young girls to dare to dream and gives them the strength to stand for themselves and achieve their dreams. With women taking over the world, we have some top news regarding the women who shone in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

From Lovlina Borgohain to Kamalpreet Kaur, we saw Indian women representing the nation worldwide and accomplishing their goals. We bring to you a vast range of news from Simone Biles’s decision to prioritize her mental health to the demand for representation by women. Let us catch up on this week’s top stories.

1. Lovlina Borgohain wins the quarterfinal, assures India’s 2nd Medal

The 22-year-old Assamese Boxer, Lovlina Borgohain has secured a bronze medal by defeating the former World Champion Chen Nien Chin of Taiwan to reach the semifinals. Irrespective of the result of the semi-final, Lovlina has confirmed the 2nd medal for India. Creating History, she is only the third Indian Boxer after Vijender Singh and Mary Kom to win a boxing medal for India. We are rooting for her as she aims for Gold in the games.

2. Kamalpreet Kaur qualifies for discus throw in final in 2nd position

Kamalpreet Kaur
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India’s athlete Kamalpreet Kaur has qualified for the Women’s Discus Throw Final at the Tokyo Olympics. She produced her best throw of 64 meters in the qualification round and was only the 2nd to finish that throw. She is now eyeing the gold medal for India. We wish her all the best.

3. German Women Gymnasts takes a stand against sexualization in Sport

The German women’s gymnastics team decided to wear full-length bodysuits at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, 25 July, instead of traditional Leotards. With women around the world being told how to dress, this was the first time any team did this in the Olympic games. The outfits covered their legs to ankle instead of high-cut leotards. We appreciate this take in the sports arena and stand with them against the sexualization of women.

4. Simone Biles took a break from the games for mental health

Prioritizing her mental Health, the American gymnast Simone Biles withdrew herself from participating in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In a world where talking about mental health is taboo, Biles took this courageous decision on 27 July. She sent a powerful message inspiring women all over the world, especially Black women, and telling them to choose themselves and their mental health over anything.

5. Government to set up centres for women in crisis internationally

The Union government has decided to build up centres where women and children in distress throughout the world may receive protection, said Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday, to combat the worldwide human-trafficking nexus. “Additionally, we have ensured that we enhance helpdesks across the country in so far as those police stations that are still uncovered. Women helpdesks are now mandatorily and monetarily supported under the Nirbhaya fund,” she added.

6. Women Hold ‘Kisan Sansad’ to demand more representation of women in Parliament

Apart from standing against the new farmer laws, the all-women brigade is raising its voice and demanding more representation of women in the Parliament and policy-making roles. They were protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Monday.

7. Centre lists 13-point agenda for the safety of women

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), crimes against women increased 7.3% from 2018 to 2019. The Union government has outlined a 13-point agenda to guarantee the safety and security of women, children, and SC/STs, which includes, among other things, online reporting of sexual abuse and the dissemination of pornographic material, zero FIRs for rape allegations, and police accountability.

8. Vandana Katariya becomes the first Indian Woman to register a hat-trick

Vandana Katariya scored 3 of India’s 4 goals in their match against South Africa to become the first Indian woman to register a hat-trick at the Olympics.

Best wishes for India women’s Hockey team.

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Written by Marya

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