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India is one of the largest countries of origin, transit and destination for international migrants. A majority of Indian migrants in the Emigration Check Required category go to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Over the years, there has been an increasing trend of feminization of migration in the country, with women now accounting for 49 per cent of all migrants from India. Within this framework, domestic work is the largest sector driving international female labour migration. Migrant...
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During March 2014, the United Nations Country Team in India partnered with the private sector, government, civil society, social media and arts community to promote gender equality.
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Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. It is not just a women’s issue but a human rights issue.
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Violence Against Women and Girls in India
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UN Women is the global champion for women and girls. In India, UN Women builds on a strong foundation, taking forward the efforts of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). This brochure provides more information about UN Women’s programmes in India.
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Elected representatives, both men and women, need to have an equal role in political decision-making be it in villages orparliaments. When women leaders assert themselves, they are able to become effective political leaders. UN Women, along with the Government of India, works to strengthen the leadership skills and confidence of 65000 elected women representatives in gram panchayats (village councils bodies) and half a million women through gram sabhas (public meetings) so they can make decisions and become strongerleaders.
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In the Western Indian state of Gujarat, UN Women has funded an energy conversation programme in the districts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
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South Asia is home to around one fifth of the world’s population, making it both the most populous and densely populated geographical region in the world. In South Asia as a whole, women now live longer and are better educated.