Category: Women in the News

The Running Goddess in AUW’s Annual Report

The Running Goddess charities

The Running Goddess was proud to be highlighted in Asian University for Women’s 2014 Annual Report. Thank you to all for supporting Ms. Moumita Saha, AUW student and TRG’s 2014 International Scholarship Winner.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded

Nobel Prize Winners

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, India’s Kailash Satyarthi. Indian children’s-rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager shot by Taliban militants after campaigning for girls’ education, were awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, in the same week that cross-border violence flared up between their countries.

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Celebrating the Last Girl in India for Gloria Steinem’s 80th Birthday


Read Along with Ruchira Gupta and Gloria Steinem as they travel through India    Women’s rights activists Ruchira Gupta and Gloria Steinem kept a diary of their travels throughout India as they met the country’s young feminists, writers, and thought

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Give few Minutes, LIVE an Entire Day!

Coming to Asian University for Women (AUW) almost four years back I discovered my love for sports.

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Breaking Cycles of Prostitution

Apne Aap had much to celebrate last week when six girls from red light areas in Bihar, India, passed their 10th grade national secondary school exams with flying colors! These girls come from the Nat Community, which has practiced inter-generational

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Mariane Pearl Reflects on Launch of Intl Girls’ Day

By Amy Lieberman WeNews correspondent Thursday, October 11, 2012 Mariane Pearl, an internationally-known journalist, is a leading figure in the first ever celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child. In an interview, the 45-year-old mother of one spotlights

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Indian Tribal Women Rush to a Champion’s Defense

By Swapna Majumdar WeNews correspondent Friday, May 31, 2013 Tribal women in India are mobilizing behind a leading maternal-health advocate. Supporters say the case against Madhuri Krishnaswamy was concocted to stop her from flagging rights violations that led to 25

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Survivor Story – Ayesha

India I approach the petrol pump and see a tall, confident young woman directing traffic. “Come again,” she says to a customer as he drives away. Dignified and independent, she lives the life I dreamt for her. Our eyes meet

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