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“We need to show people with disabilities as role models instead of showing them as weak and dependent,” read Iyer’s post on PM’s social media account.(Twitter/@MalvikaIyer)

Women’s Day 2020: Disability activist takes on PM’s social media account, urges youth to change their mindset

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The second woman achiever to take on Prime Minister’s social media accounts on the occasion of Women’s Day was Malvika Iyer who survived a gruesome bomb blast at the age of 13.
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“Inspired by my mother, who instilled the habit of feeding the homeless, I started this initiative called Foodbank India,” Mohandoss tweeted from PM’s social media account on Women’s Day.(Twitter/@snehamohandoss)
“Inspired by my mother, who instilled the habit of feeding the homeless, I started this initiative called Foodbank India,” Mohandoss tweeted from PM’s social media account on Women’s Day.(Twitter/@snehamohandoss)

Women’s Day 2020- Contribute to a hunger-free planet: Chennai woman shares story on PM Modi’s social media account

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Mohandoss is the founder of FoodBank-India, an initiative to fight against hunger.
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Last year, Air India had flown 12 international flights as well as 40-plus domestic flights with an all-women crew on Women’s Day.(Sattish Bate/HT Photo)
Last year, Air India had flown 12 international flights as well as 40-plus domestic flights with an all-women crew on Women’s Day.(Sattish Bate/HT Photo)

On Women’s Day, Air India’s all-women crew to fly 52 flights

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Air India is perhaps the only single airline to operate so many domestic and international flights, operated and supported by women employees, according to a statement.
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Gurugram, India - March 07, 2019: Meera Devi, a street vendor to a union leader poses for picture, in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, 07 March 2019. (Photo by /Hindustan Times) **to go with International Women's Day story(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Gurugram, India - March 07, 2019: Meera Devi, a street vendor to a union leader poses for picture, in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, 07 March 2019. (Photo by /Hindustan Times) **to go with International Women's Day story(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

International Women's Day: For this Gurugram woman, mobilising vendors to fight for their rights is pivotal

By Abhishek Behl | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2019 03:44 AM IST
Now a recognisable face of the street vendors’ association in the city, Meera Devi had not anticipated this role for herself when she first moved to Gurugram as a 16-year-old newlywed from Muzaffarpur in Bihar in 1995.
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When you board the Lucknow Metro, don’t be surprised to find a female train operator in the operator’s cabin.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
When you board the Lucknow Metro, don’t be surprised to find a female train operator in the operator’s cabin.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

International Women’s Day: The driving force of Lucknow Metro

By S Farah Rizvi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Jyoti Shukla and Neetu Gupta have been drilled in the do’s and don’ts of Metro operations at the Delhi Centre and now work as train operators for Lucknow Metro. The women are more than proud to be a part of the dream project of Lucknow from its inception. On International Women’s Day, 2019, the two will operate the Metro.
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International Women’s Day 2019: Formally, Women’s Day was adopted by the UN in 1977, before which it was mostly celebrated in socialist and communist countries.(Shutterstock)
International Women’s Day 2019: Formally, Women’s Day was adopted by the UN in 1977, before which it was mostly celebrated in socialist and communist countries.(Shutterstock)

International Women’s Day wishes 2019: Status messages, cards and greetings

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 11:45 AM IST
International Women’s Day 2019: To share Women’s Day wishes with your mother, wife, friends and others, we have made a list of cards which you can greet them with. Choose which ones you want to send them from the list below. And Happy Women’s Day!
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International Women’s Day 2019: Women’s Day is an official holiday in many countries Cuba, Armenia, Mongolia, Russia, Uganda and Ukraine. On this day, just like on Mother’s Day, men present gifts to their mothers, girlfriends and wives.(Unsplash)
International Women’s Day 2019: Women’s Day is an official holiday in many countries Cuba, Armenia, Mongolia, Russia, Uganda and Ukraine. On this day, just like on Mother’s Day, men present gifts to their mothers, girlfriends and wives.(Unsplash)

International Women’s Day 2019: Significance, theme and history

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 11:54 AM IST
International Women’s Day 2019: Women’s Day was first observed on February 28, 1909 in New York. In 1910, at the International Woman’s Conference, March 8 was finalised as the day when Women’s Day would be officially commemorated.
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Businesswoman working in the office.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Businesswoman working in the office.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Supporting women’s entrepreneurship through concerted action

UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Women entrepreneurs in India need programmes such as the WISE Initiative to improve their chances of becoming successful; and to mitigate the biases that currently work against them
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DELIVERING AT YOUR DOORSTEP: Pooja Rani, Sunita, Prabhjot Kaur and Bhupinder Kaur deliver food in the city.(Keshav Singh/HT)
DELIVERING AT YOUR DOORSTEP: Pooja Rani, Sunita, Prabhjot Kaur and Bhupinder Kaur deliver food in the city.(Keshav Singh/HT)

International Women’s Day: Women on the go, an unstoppable force

By Team HT | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 12:38 PM IST
On International Women’s Day, we bring to you real stories of real women who have shown ingenuity, courage and drive to succeed. They have not just challenged conventional notions but soared way above them to build fulfilling lives for themselves.
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