Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. In this historic week of wins and development, the world experienced the immense loss of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The entire world paid its respects. While women continue to make their mark in the world, let’s look at the top stories concerning women this week.
1. According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place on September 19.
After ruling the United Kingdom for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8 at the age of 96 at Balmoral. The Queen will “Lie-in-State” in Westminster Hall for four days before her funeral so that mourners can pay their respects. The palace provided a thorough statement, stating that the Queen’s casket is currently in the ballroom of Balmoral Castle. It was described as “a scene of serene dignity” by royal authorities. On Sunday, the queen’s casket will travel 180 miles by car from the isolated estate to Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse. After being formally proclaimed king in the first Accession Council ceremony since his mother assumed the throne in 1952, Charles III, 73, said he would spend the remainder of his life as king honouring his mother’s devotion.
2. Liz Truss is the new Prime Minister of UK
This afternoon, The King held an Audience at Buckingham Palace with the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Liz Truss MP. pic.twitter.com/G3h0ALT6It
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 9, 2022
In the race against former Chancellor of the Exchequer and fellow Conservative Party member Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, the secretary of state, was the front-runner. She advocated against tax increases despite the rising inflation during her campaign as well. On the 82.6% turnout, Truss received 81,326 votes, while Sunak received 60,399 votes. The “essential importance” of the bilateral relationship between India and the UK was acknowledged during a phone chat between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Saturday as PM Modi forwarded his condolences for the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
3. Conversion therapy is prohibited by the National Medical Commission (NMC) and is declared a professional misconduct
The Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations 2002 were recently amended by the National Medical Commission (NMC), which defined “conversion treatment” as professional misconduct. This action, according to LiveLaw, continues a string of orders from the Madras High Court to the Tamil Nadu government and NMC to actively work to dispel the stigma attached to the LGBTQIA+ community and to ensure its welfare. The court has also emphasized the significance of educating instructors on the needs of youngsters who identify as gay.
4. US businessmen will finance digital education for girls and women in the Indo-Pacific area.
As part of a Biden initiative, at least 14 US corporations, including Visa Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., promised to offer at least 500,000 opportunities for women and girls in the Indo-Pacific area to receive digital training and education. The countries Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are highlighted in the program. Over the course of the next ten years, the IPEFP Up-skilling Initiative will offer 7 million opportunities for training. The strategy aims to advance inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
5. Volkswagen opens an all-female store to encourage inclusiveness and diversity
Tuesday saw the official opening of Volkswagen‘s first city store with only female employees. According to a senior corporate executive, the decision to launch the store is being made to support female talent in the automotive industry as well as inclusivity and diversity across the entire organization. The All Women City Store would concentrate on giving female employees the skills they need to assume more leadership roles and set new benchmarks in customer service in a joint effort with Ramani Cars Pvt Ltd. At the car dealer outlet, over 35 women would be involved in all aspects of end-to-end operations, including sales and after-sales, among others.
6. The Government starts a 15-day campaign to encourage rural impoverished women.
From September 7 through September 20, 2022, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) will run a 15-day countrywide campaign. Under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission, the process of mobilizing excluded rural poor women into women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) is to be sped up across 34 states and Union Territories (DAY-NRLM). Women’s organizations in each community will host social mobilization activities as part of the campaign. Additionally, in order to connect with women in remote gram panchayats, special methods have been developed by block-level employees in all states.
7. Hush Hush, an all-female cast and crew production, will debut on September 22.
A highly anticipated thriller series called Hush Hush will soon begin streaming on the OTT service Prime Video on September 22. The drama Hush Hush is a multi-starrer series that features numerous versatile award-winning performers in one frame, and it is led by an all-female cast and crew. The drama series will be centred on the struggles these characters face and their conflicts with society. The series will mark the digital debuts of renowned performers Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka, both of whom have won awards.
8. Ons Jabeur is the First African woman to compete in the US Open finals
— Ons Jabeur (@Ons_Jabeur) September 9, 2022
The Women’s Tennis Association ranked Ons Jabeur, a professional tennis player from Tunisia in North Africa, second in the world in June 2022. The US Open Tennis tournament, which is currently taking place in New York City, became even more legendary on September 9 when Tunisian Ons Jabeur defeated Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia in the women’s singles semifinal to advance to the finals, making her the first African woman to achieve that distinction in history. On the Women’s Tennis Association and Association of Tennis Professionals ranking lists, the 28-year-old Tunisian is presently ranked as the top player in the country and is also the highest-ranked Arab and African player.