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India needs to take action against systematic gender discrimination

The barbaric rape and setting fire to a 15-year-old girl in India is just the latest in a continuous series of rapes across the country. Repeated cases of gang rape in India are not isolated incidents, but rather a reflection of widespread gender discrimination in the country. It is difficult to equate India’s rapid economic and technological development with such …

Cesar Chelala

Empowering women benefits all, from the individual to the nation

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg Even if we believe we have come a long way regarding gender equality, the fact is that up to today, women tend to hold lower-paying jobs, are under-represented in politics and the upper levels of business, and bear the brunt of domestic violence. In parts of the developing world, women have …

Daily News Egypt

Cricket World Cup 2015

Fourteen teams are participating in the 11th Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand, which began on 14 February and will continue until 29 March.  The teams will play a total of 49 matches in 14 different cities. Australian playing fields will host 26 matches in seven cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, …

Daily News Egypt

A woman fights against oppression in India

By Dr Cesar Chelala One can fight oppression with violence or with education. Hema Konsotia, a 34-year-old Indian woman, has chosen the latter. She is helping to change a situation affecting an estimated 165 million Indian Dalits. Also known as the “untouchables”, Dalits are a mixed population of numerous caste groups found all over South Asia. …

Daily News Egypt

Euromoney Conference: Egypt eyes more southeast Asian, Gulf tourists

The Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA) seeks to attract more tourists from Asian and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as visitors from these countries have largely stayed away since the 25 January Revolution due to political unrest. The authority will focus on Chinese and Indian markets as they represent two of the world’s fastest growing economies. …

Daily News Egypt