Another day and women are striving to succeed and survive in the patriarchal realms, fighting for their rights fearlessly and never giving up. They have marked a strong presence in various fields starting from politics, defence, sports, science and many more. Hence this week, we bring stories from all over concerning women that are inspiring and motivating millions.
1. Women’s Induction in NDA- The First Step Towards Gender Equality: Says The Army Chief
On Friday while addressing the cadets, Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane voiced his expectations towards the welcome of women cadets into National Defence Academy and observed,
“As we open the portals of the NDA for women cadets, we expect you to welcome them with the same sense of fair play and professionalism as Indian armed forces are known for the world over,”
With the permission of the Supreme Court, women cadets will now be appearing for the NDA Entrance exam. General Naravane expressed his confidence in women and said that the academy will prosper and bring glory with the enrollment of women. He also commented on the role of women in the armed forces in the next few years and quoted, ” At least 40 years down the line, they will be standing where I am standing.”
He also added that there would be no differentiation in terms of training standards between men and women, following the same regimes. They might change the infrastructure to a certain extent as per the requirements given the joining of women.
2. Women For The Win- Pulls Out The Miracle Crop, Eco-friendly Seaweed
Lakshmi Murgesan takes a dip into the waters of India’s southern coast to collect seaweed. This crop is referred to as the miracle crop as it can absorb more carbon dioxide than trees. Studies are conducted on how the farming of seaweed is going to help in the reduction of emissions and create a sustainable environment.
With a wish to educate her children, Lakshmi observed, “I am doing this for my children… It requires a lot of hard work, but I am able to earn good profits from about four months of work”, who makes 20,000 rupees each month farming the fibrous macroalgae.
Lakshmi along with other women has been cultivating fronds of seaweed on bamboo rafts.
3. Women At Work: Ola Celebrates Girl Power
With India’s growing electric vehicle movement, the CEO of Ola Bhavish Aggarwal took to social media to share a moment of all-women Ola future factory working towards the goal of building 10 million electric scooters by 2022.
In an earlier announcement, he mentioned that the Futurefactory would employ 10,000 women at full capacity, making it the “world’s largest women-only factory and the only all-women automotive manufacturing facility globally”.
This initiative was highly appreciated by people as the perfect step towards women empowerment.
4. Priority To Set Up Special Courts For Trial Of Crimes Against Women: Kerala Chief Minister
In a reply to a submission in the state Assembly by legislator Xavier Chittilappilly on the setting up of new courts in the southern state, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned that the opening of special courts for women is the government’s current priority and that no other courts will be set up until these are ready.
5. The Struggle To Stay In Shape: Former Victoria’s Secret Model shares her personal experiences
In a podcast named, Fallen Angel, Erin Heatherton spoke about the various realities of the modelling industry that no one tells us about.
To stay fit and to meet the unreasonable beauty standards, Erin mentions she took diet pills and injected herself with HCG(a hormone produced during pregnancy).
Erin reminisces the emotional and mental damage this caused and shares her story with a wish to inspire others. She conveys that she doesn’t want people to have body image issues and like she did.
6. England’s Bronte Law Wins the Dubai Moonlight Classic
England’s Bronte Law wins the 2021 Dubai Moonlight Classic in style firing a final round bogey-free 64 (-8). It was a tantalizing last day in Dubai with 19 players within six shots of the lead at the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club at the end of the second round.
Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished a creditable tied-13th after carding a final-round 69 at the Dubai Moonlight Classic. Tvesa Malik squeezed into the top-20 at the T-19th place. Diksha Dagar was T-24th.
7. Delhi’s Child Rights Body Launches bi-annual Journal
The Delhi Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) recently launched its first issue of the bi-annual multi-disciplinary journal titled ‘Children First: Journal on Children’s Lives’. The 204-page journal is an interesting blend of education, nutrition, children protection, law and policy, research work, commentaries, critiques, interviews as well as voices from the ground aimed at better policy-making related to children. The theme of the first issue is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of children.