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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.