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Top Stories Concerning Women This Week: 21 Aug

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

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Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. When it comes to women’s rights, conflicts, and triumphs around the world, it has become evident that celebrating and combating are two sides of the same coin.

This week, women have made news worldwide by achieving success, overcoming challenges, and advocating for their rights.

Let’s jump directly to this week’s most significant stories affecting women.

1. Transgender Model Noella Walks the New York Fashion Week Runway at Just 10 Years Old

The youngest trans model to ever walk the runway at New York Fashion Week is a 10-year-old.

Noella, who started transitioning at four, strutted the runway for Trans Clothing Company designer Mel Atkinson. A few years back, the 10-year-old had her first modelling assignment. She is currently fully booked through November 2022.

Noella genuinely never experiences anxiety or fear. She is a small expert. She couldn’t wait to walk the catwalk and see everyone and all the cameras. She is an expert at handling crowds: stated Dee, an event coordinator.

2. Scotland became the first country in the world to offer period products free.

Scotland is the first nation in the world to make period products accessible to everyone for free. Local governments are now required by law to offer free sanitary products like tampons and pads to “anyone who needs them.”

As the Period Products Act takes effect, goods will be supplied through councils and educational institutions. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill was unanimously approved by MSPs in November 2020. Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who has been working to eradicate period poverty since 2016, introduced the bill.

Local governments and alliance partners have put a lot of effort into making the legal right to use free-period products a reality, she claimed.

3. A Nepali woman who ran away at 15 goes back to school with her son to finish her education.

Parwati Sunar, a 27-year-old Nepali lady and mother of two who dropped out of school at a young age, has now gone back to finish her education and is now enrolled in the same school as her seventh-grade son.

She eloped with a man seven years her senior when she was only 15 years old, then escaped. Sunar now aspires to become “literate enough” to manage household finances.

Only approximately 57% of women in Nepal are literate. She admits, regretfully, “I think I should not have left my school,” regretting her choice to do so.

4. First Indian Woman Pilot Receives Place In US Museum For Flight Over North Pole

The first Indian woman pilot to fly an aircraft beyond the North Pole, spanning a record-breaking distance of around 16,000 kilometres, took her place in the SFO aviation museum on Friday. She is a senior Air India pilot of a Boeing 777.

An all-female Flight India pilot team commanded by Zoya Agarwal flew the world’s longest air route from San Francisco (SFO) in the United States to Bengaluru in India for the first time in 2021, crossing the North Pole.

The accomplishments of all of Air India’s female pilots pleased the US-based aviation museum, and as a result, they provided a space in their collection.

5. Actress Kanishka Soni, of “Diya Aur Bati Hum,” marries herself.

Actress Kanishka Soni of Diya Aur Baati Hum recently “married herself” and shared the news with her admirers via an Instagram post. She also stated that she will never need a man. The change occurs only a few months after Gujarati woman Kshama Bindu dominated news cycles by getting married to herself. She also wore a straightforward mangalsutra for the photograph, along with a sindoor on her forehead.

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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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