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Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 17 July

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

Top Stories Concerning Women
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Every week, news of developing, learning, and battling women occurs all around the world. Women progress together in an effort to improve society by battling for their rights continuously, enjoying victories, and supporting one another.

Welcome back to this week’s top stories about women, a weekly series that aims to highlight the accomplishments, optimism, and enthusiasm of women around the world.

Let’s look at the important stories involving women this week:

1. Bhagwani Devi Dagar, 94, wins 1 gold and 2 bronze medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships 2022.

At the 2022 World Masters Athletics Championships, India’s 94-year-old Bhagwani Devi Dagar won a gold and two bronze medals.

Bhagwani Devi Dagar, 94, of India, won a gold and two bronze medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships 2022. She won the gold medal in the 100m sprint, finishing in 24.74 seconds. She also won two bronze medals, one in shot put and one in discus throw.

Previously, Bhagwani Devi won three gold medals at the National Masters Athletics Championships in Chennai. Bhagwani Devi was thus qualified to represent India at the World Masters Athletics Championship in 2022.

2. Women are paid 24% less than men worldwide in the healthcare industry: UN report

According to the first-ever global sectoral gender pay gap report co-created by the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization, women in the healthcare industry earn 24% less than men do, despite making up 67% of workers globally.

The survey shows a roughly 20 percentage point gender wage difference that increases to 24 percentage points when age, education, and working hours are taken into account.

3. Malala Day

Malala Day is celebrated annually on July 12 in honor of Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. On the occasion of the activist’s birthday, the UN named the following day Malala Day.

Malala serves as an example for females all around the world. She was shot by the Taliban when she was 15 years old for her efforts to educate girls. But she was unstoppable in her advocacy for women’s rights and education.

4. Gita Gopinath’s portrait is displayed on a wall with former IMF Chief Economists.

Gita Gopinath, an Indian-American economist, turned to social media to share a photo of herself hanging on the wall with prior IMF Chief Economists.

Gita Gopinath’s photo hangs on the wall with former IMF Chief Economists. She wrote in a tweet that also featured the wall of past chief economists with her picture, “Breaking the trend joined the wall of former Chief Economists of the IMF.”

5. DigiVaani: A call center to support rural women business entrepreneurs

Nasscom Foundation and Google have established a call center in conjunction with the non-profit Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) to assist women farmers in scaling up their businesses. It’s known as the “DigiVaani Call Center.”

In the beginning, the project would target 20,000 rural women business owners in six states: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, and Rajasthan.

Rural women entrepreneurs will be able to contact DigiVaani and gain information about the numerous government and non-government programs that are available to them. They may be able to grow their business as a result.

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Written by Yashika Goel

From Arts and Journalism background, Yashika is a graphic designer and content writer living in Delhi. When not working, you’ll find me eating pasta, travelling, reading books, drinking coffee or painting. Join me as I learn more about myself and show you how to love life daily!

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