Welcome back to this week’s top stories concerning women. When it comes to women’s rights, battles, and accomplishments around the world, it has become clear that celebrating and battling are two sides of the same coin. This week, women have continued to make headlines throughout the globe by succeeding, overcoming obstacles, and fighting for their rights.
Let’s get right to the important stories impacting women this week.
1. Droupadi Murmu Wins the Presidential Elections, Becoming India’s First Tribal and Second Woman President
Draupadi Murmu has been elected as the country’s 15th President. She outpolled Yashwant Sinha and won with more than half the vote. On July 25, 2022, she will take the oath of office as President of India.
All duly elected MLAs and MPs cast their ballots for the nation’s future leader on July 18. At the Parliament House, 98.91 per cent of the electorate participated. Murmu will serve as India’s first tribal president. She is a member of the Santhal ethnic group and was born in the village of Baidaposi in the Mayurbhanj district. Murmu will serve as the nation’s second female president.
2. SC allows unmarried women to terminate 24-week pregnancy
The Supreme Court issued an ad-interim order on Thursday allowing an unmarried woman to terminate her 24-week pregnancy that resulted from a consenting relationship, provided that a medical board appointed by the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi finds that doing so poses no risk to the woman’s life. The Supreme Court stated that the Delhi High Court took an overly restrictive stance.
3. ‘Cup of life’ campaign to distribute 1 lakh menstrual cups for free in Kerala
The “Cup of Life” initiative, which is being carried out by Hibi Eden MP, will take place on August 30 and 31 to bring about a significant change in the area of menstrual hygiene and raise awareness among women. One lakh menstruation cups would be away for free to women and girls as part of the project. He seeks to provide free menstruation cups to more than a thousand beneficiaries in his district within a day
4. PV Sindhu wins first super 500 title
In the Singapore Open final, PV Sindhu defeated China’s Wang Zhi Yi to win the tournament’s first Super 500 championship. The score was 21-9, 11-21, 21-15. She hasn’t achieved a 500 since winning the world title in 2019. She is competing in her first 2022 500-or-better final. While the standings are currently frozen, this is a significant milestone for world No. 7.
5. PM Modi witnesses AI projects demonstrated by girl students during Digital India Week
Five AI impact solutions were presented during the opening by young female students from different government schools. They met with the PM and discussed their projects and the processes involved in developing these homegrown solutions as a result of their involvement in the Responsible AI for Youth program.
6. Shericka Jackson wins the women’s 200-meter gold at the world championships in athletics
2017-no medal(400m 5th)
I had my share of those bronze medal. Welcome to the Gold medal Champ ❤️❤️😁
God is in control. Thank you for the wonderful love&support.❤️❤️ 1TeamJacko❤️
— Shericka Jackson (@sherickajacko) July 22, 2022
The Jamaican sets the second-fastest time in history, winning 200m gold in a stunning 21.45 seconds. Silver goes to Shell-Ann Fraser-Pryce and bronze to Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith.
Shericka Jackson of Jamaica defeated Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of her country on the back straight to win the 200m gold on Thursday at the World Athletics Championships. Jackson ran the distance in the second-fastest time ever with a championship record of 21.45 seconds. Shericka Jackson “the fastest woman alive” over 200m.