Women never stopped standing for their rights and also voiced their concerns against unjust. This week’s top stories include Indian Boxer Nikhat Zareen’s winning gold, Maersk’s first Women Seafarers’ Cadet Program in India. First female vice-chancellor in Kashmir University and others. Without further delay, let’s catch up with this week’s top stories concerning women.
1. Women TV presenters defy Taliban order to cover faces on air
Women presenters on Afghanistan’s major television networks went on broadcast without covering their faces on Saturday, defying a Taliban mandate that they do so to adhere to the group’s strict interpretation of Islam. Since regaining power last year, the Taliban have placed a number of limitations on civil society, many of which target women’s and girls’ rights. Women government employees who do to observe the new clothing code will be dismissed, according to the Taliban.
2. Karnataka now has a 33 per cent quota for women in outsourced government posts.
Making a significant move, the Karnataka government has set aside 33% of all positions in all departments for outsourced women employees. P Ravikumar, the Chief Secretary, issued a circular in this respect on Friday. There are 1.5 lakh outsourced employees in Karnataka, out of 7.2 lakh sanctioned roles and 4.6 lakh employees. As a result, 50,000 jobs will be designated for women. According to the circular, the state government uses outsourcing to hire data entry operators, cleaning workers, other group D personnel, and drivers.
3. Nikhat Zareen wins gold at the Women’s World Boxing Championship.
Heartiest congratulations to Nikhat Zareen for the gold medal at Women’s World Boxing Championship. The nation is proud of her. I am confident that her success will motivate our youth, especially girls to realise their dreams. I wish she continues bringing laurels to the country.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 19, 2022
Nikhat Zareen, an Indian Boxer, won gold in the Women’s Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. Zareen won the silver medal in the 52kg division by defeating Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas. Zareen has now become the fifth Indian woman boxer to win a world championship gold medal bringing the medal home for the first time after 2018. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi both congratulated Zareen on Twitter. Manisha Moun and Parveen Hooda, who won bronze, were also congratulated by the Prime Minister. A total of 310 boxers from 73 countries competed in the tournament. The Women’s World Championship was in its 20th year.
4. Maersk has announced the first Women Seafarers’ Cadet Program in India.
A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) launched India’s first seafarers’ cadet program devoted to women on the International Day for Women in Maritime. After graduating high school, young women interested in a seafaring career can participate in the AMET, Chennai, program, which offers three-year Bachelors in Nautical Science and four-year Bachelors in Engineering degree programs. This program will ensure that the facility’s infrastructure is suitable and desirable for residential female students, that cultural enhancement is implemented to ensure a psychologically and physically safe environment, and that a vigilant administrative practice is implemented at the educational institute.
5. The US Soccer Federation has reached an unprecedented equal wage agreement with both men’s and women’s teams.
In a historic accomplishment, U.S. Soccer, @USMNT and @USWNT have come together to agree to new collective bargaining agreements that will run through 2028 and achieve true equal pay – including equalization of World Cup prize money.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) May 18, 2022
The United States Soccer Federation achieved historic agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally, making it the first national governing body in the sport to do so. On Wednesday, the federation signed separate collective bargaining agreements with both national teams’ unions that would last through December 2028, bringing a conclusion to years of often bitter discussions.
6. Professor Nilofer Khan is Kashmir University’s first female vice-chancellor
Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, named Professor Nilofer Khan as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir on Thursday. Professor Khan worked in the home science department. Professor Nilofar Khan has been teaching for 30 years. She has been appointed for a three-year term and will assume office on the date she is assigned.
7. “Stop Rapping Us”: A Topless Ukrainian Woman Protests On The Cannes Red Carpet In 2022
It was a one-woman protest with the phrase “Stop Raping Us” painted over her body in the colours of the Ukrainian flag. As she demonstrated, yelled, and posed for the photographers, her underwear was dyed red. At the Cannes Film Festival 2022, a woman was stripped down on the red carpet. The event occurred on May 20.