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“DO I RE­ALLY SUP­PORT WOMEN?”: KA­T­RINA’S PER­TI­NENT QUES­TIONS

While main­tain­ing that many steps have been taken in the realm of women’s empowerment, Ka­t­rina Kaif, the ambassador for non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Ed­u­cate Girls, posed some un­com­fort­able per­sonal ques­tions. “Some­times, I hon­estly feel that do we re­ally sup­port our con­tem­po­raries? Do I re­ally sup­port women as much as I can, the women who are around me and in my work area?” she pondered.

“Some­times the com­pet­i­tive mind­set can ac­tu­ally stop you from be­ing co­op­er­a­tive and en­cour­ag­ing to­wards oth­ers and I, my­self, have be­come more aware of that,” she ad­mit­ted. “Am I lift­ing up the women around me? Am I do­ing what I can to sup­port them and en­cour­age them or to help them grow?”

On her part, the ac­tress main­tained that she is try­ing to en­cour­age women to be­come bet­ter in their pro­fes­sion, what­ever it may be.

HYDERABADI WOMEN OPT FOR ON­LINE MED­I­CAL CON­SUL­TA­TION

Sta­tis­tics prove that more city women are now seek­ing med­i­cal con­sul­ta­tion on­line to im­prove their health as well as that of their fam­i­lies. While 35% women call dig­i­tal doc­tors for them­selves, 65% utilise these ser­vices for the kin.

Ac­cord­ing to DocOn­line, a plat­form that pro­vides ac­cess to doc­tors dig­i­tally, fig­ures col­lected be­tween De­cem­ber 2017 and Fe­bru­ary 2018 show that women in Hy­der­abad are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly com­fort­able with con­sult­ing with doc­tors on­line. Of the 5,000 peo­ple stud­ied, 40% of them were women.

It was re­vealed that in­creas­ing numbers of women are mak­ing use of telemedicine to seek treat­ment us­ing web and mo­bile chat, as well as au­dio and video con­sult­ing calls with doc­tors.

SOON, IRA­NIAN WOMEN MIGHT AT­TEND MALE FOOT­BALL MATCHES

Af­ter 35 Ira­nian women were ar­rested for try­ing to sneak into the Este­qlal vs Perse­po­lis match, Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani met with FIFA Pres­i­dent Gianni In­fantino to dis­cuss the pos­si­ble lift­ing of the long-stand­ing ban on women at­tend­ing male sports fix­tures in Iran.

Re­ports have emerged that Iran might soon al­low women in the coun­try to at­tend foot­ball matches.

Con­firmed In­fantino, “I was promised that women in Iran will have ac­cess to foot­ball sta­di­ums soon. He told me that in coun­tries such as Iran, these things take a bit of time.”

The Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran has im­posed strict dress and be­havioural laws on women since the 1979 revo­lu­tion. Men and women can­not take part in sports to­gether and are not al­lowed to be spec­ta­tors at events in­volv­ing the op­po­site gen­der.

While Rouhani has re­peat­edly crit­i­cized the ban, he has been un­able to lift it ow­ing to re­sis­tance from pow­er­ful hard­lin­ers in the cler­i­cal and se­cu­rity es­tab­lish­ment.

Has­san Rouhani

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