Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women, the weekly series that tries to cover achievements, positivity and spirit of the women across the globe.
Strong, fierce and powerful women all around are the World’s Political leaders guiding us to the path of change while continuing to inspire and empower other people.
Without much delay, let’s look at this week’s top stories:
1. A Niti unit makes a gender budgeting act pitch.
The creation of a National Policy for Women and the mainstreaming of gender-based budgeting across all ministries have been demanded by the Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO). To assist India in achieving gender equality, DMEO, an associated agency under NITI Aayog, has advocated for encouraging women to participate in all training and capacity-building programmes, with a particular focus on fields like health, agriculture, and the environment, and social inclusion.
2. About 20% of this year’s navy “Agniveers” will be female.
According to Navy authorities, this year’s induction of “Agniveers” by the Indian Navy would see about 20% of women. Under the “Agnipath” recruitment programme, the Navy intends to hire roughly 3,000 people this year. On July 1, the registration procedure for potential employees began. The Agnipath programme, which was unveiled on June 14, aims to hire young people between the ages of 17 and a half and 21 for only four years, with an option to keep 25% of them for an additional 15 years.
3. WTA and the Gates Foundation collaborate to promote women’s health
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation receives all kinds of requests via all kinds of channels, but very seldom does a serious entreaty arrive by LinkedIn message; yet, Micky Lawler, the president of the WTA women’s professional tennis circuit, managed to get his message through. Melinda French Gates came to Wimbledon to promote the initiative and to express her support. As a result, the WTA and the foundation will collaborate to generate money and awareness for women’s health and nutrition initiatives throughout the world. Additionally, they will coordinate initiatives to advance female leadership and gender equality.
4. Highlights of the Wimbledon 2022 women’s final: Rybakina wins the match
Elena Rybakina rises to the occasion ✨
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 9, 2022
Elena Rybakina defeated Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to claim the women’s Wimbledon championship. Rybakina is the first Kazakh athlete to win a Grand Slam singles championship. Although she was born in Russia, she changed her nationality in 2018. Only two sets were lost by the 17th-seeded Rybakina throughout her seven triumphs at the All England Club. Since 2011’s 21-year-old Petra Kvitova, Rybakina, who turned 23 this month, is the youngest woman to win the Wimbledon championship.
5. Man detained in Delhi after flashing a woman at a metro station
According to a report by NDTV, Manav Aggarwal, 40, was detained by the Delhi Police for harassing a lady at the city’s Jor Bagh metro station. When the complainant described her experience on Twitter, describing how a guy followed her on the yellow line metro station and displayed his privates while pretending to be checking an address, the event was brought to light. She was reportedly told to “go upstairs to speak about it” after the policeman at the station failed to assist her. The accused, who had fled to Nepal in June, was identified and located by the police after a case was filed.
6. Reporting sexual offences late will be treated differently than other offences: Kerela HC
According to a report by LiveLaw, the Kerala High Court recently stated that since “a number of things weigh on the mind of the victim and members of her family,” a delay in reporting a sexual offence cannot be comparable with a delay in a case involving other offences. The presiding Justice observed that it is not fair to doubt the existence of a sexual offence incidence only because an FIR wasn’t filed right away in our traditionally bound culture, particularly in rural regions. The aforementioned comment is in regard to a case in which the attorney argued that the accused should profit from an “inordinate delay in reporting.”
7. Women serving a life sentence to attend Mitchell Hamline Law School
The first and only Juris doctor scholar to complete her studies in the United States while jailed is Maureen Onyelobi. Maureen is presently incarcerated at the state women’s prison in Shakopee, Minneapolis, where she is serving a life sentence without the chance of release. She was first accused of possessing drugs, but she was then charged with and found guilty of first-degree murder. The Prison to Law Pipeline, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and the criminal justice reform non-profit All Square paved the way for her unprecedented admittance. This September, she will start taking online courses at the Mitchell Hamline School of Legal in order to get an ABA-accredited law degree.