The Week That Was: Indian Women Empowerment News Overview
By: WE Staff | Saturday, 10 February 2024
Women's empowerment is the process of establishing conditions that allow women to exercise their legal rights, take charge of their own lives, and make choices that have an impact on those lives. Giving women equal opportunities in every section of society is the ultimate objective of empowering women. Their choices should be respected and valued on an equitable basis. Indian ladies have the potential to succeed in anything they set their minds to. Regardless of their age, societal norms, or any other conditions, they are showcasing their skills to the world. This week, womenentrepreneurindia.com revealed some of the stories of these accomplished women.
The woman robot astronaut, "Vyommitra" is about to set on an amazing space mission. India's space exploration activities would be significantly advanced by Vyommitra, which was designed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). India's first human-manned space flight, ISRO's 'Gaganyaan' mission, will have her during the space expansion.
The World Defense Show 2024, organized by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, showcases global defense advancements and provides a platform for networking, partnering, and sharing knowledge. It features women officers, promoting gender diversity and representation in the defense industry. Women officers will showcase Nari Shakti, promoting gender diversity and representation in defense, attended by top military leaders, government officials, and industry captains.
U.N. Women is collaborating with Kerala to support the Safe City project and establish a gender data hub. The initiative aims to create safer urban spaces for women and girls by addressing sexual harassment and violence in public areas.
U.N. Women will offer expertise and guidance to improve the Safe City project's execution. This covers methods for preventing and handling sexual harassment in public areas. Working closely with the State's gender parks, which provide forums for advancing women's empowerment and gender equality, acts as a key component of the partnership. The U.N. Women's delegation suggested that the State will look into issues about online spaces and treat them as public spaces. In order to address digital safety and ensure women's well-being, this recognition is essential.
The Indian women's hockey team lost for the third time in a row in the Women's FIH Pro League 2023-24. The Indian squad dropped 3-0 against the World No. 3 Australia Women’s Hockey team in the match played in Bhubaneswar's Kalinga Stadium. India geared up with a fast start, scoring a penalty corner in the third minute but gradually lost the match.
The "Pradhan Mantri Matsya Kisan Samridhi Sah-Yojana (PM-MKSSY)", a significant sub-scheme under the PM Matsya Sampada, has received approval from the Union Cabinet. With investments worth more than Rs 6,000 crore, this initiative seeks to regulate the fishing industry and assist small businesses throughout all states and union territories between 2023–2026.