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Mary Robinson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation It is also a day to reflect on what has not yet been delivered for women. Every day, 1500 women die while giving birth to a new life. Every year, over a quarter of a million women die from...

Yvonne Singh, Guardian.co.uk On Tuesday 8 March, the 100th anniversary of International women's day, more than a thousand activists will be attending a rally on Washington's Capitol Hill as part of a global round of celebratory activities, demanding a better future for some of the world's...

Emine Saner, Guardian.co.uk "Women have come a long way in the last 50 years. Much of this has been achieved despite, not because of, the attitude of powerful men," says Graca Machel, freedom fighter, education champion and tireless advocate for the rights of women and children....

Himanshi Dhawan They are the invisible driving force behind the India Shining story. Behind tall buildings, highways, swank city roads and government programmes, they sweat their way on. Yet, the 43.3 core workers in unorganized sector — of which women make up an overwhelming 95.9% —...

Health News, M&G Manila - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged governments in Asia and the Pacific to step up efforts to improve health services for women in the region. The agency said there has been some progress in promoting women's rights but 'much more...

The Times of India A new research has shown that vaccinated children are not at higher risk of contracting infections or allergic diseases. Roma Schmitz and her colleagues from the Robert Koch Institute investigated whether vaccinations put too much strain on or weaken children's immune systems. Their data...

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