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She News: Swiss Army Allows Females To Wear Women’s Underwear, Punjab Women Makes Living Out Of Backyard Forest

BP World Bureau | Apr 01 2021 05:49:13 PM
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Swiss Army Allows Female Recruits To Wear Women’s Underwear

Switzerland sought to allow female recruits to wear female underwear as part of their initiative to boost recruitment as opposed to the standard uniform which was completely designed for men. 

Women make up about 1% of the total Swiss armed forces and the country hopes to increase that to 10%. 

Marianne Binder, a member of the Swiss National Council, insisted on having better measures for the inclusion of women in the army. 

Punjabi Women Makes Living From Backyard Forest And Its Conservation

Women of Dhar Kalan started to make a living from the withdrawn forest patch in 2017 under a project started by the Punjab Forest Department under the aegis of the National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB).

Dhar Kalan block is governed under The Punjab Land Preservation Act but the Punjab government started withdrawing the land under PLPA from 2010 onwards, so as to relax a few restrictions for commercial use. 

This project by Punjab Forest Department and NMPB project aims to employ women in the processing and sale of herbs.

Sunita, a social development facilitator, trained women to work with her in this forest.

Women did face resistance from their male counterparts and elders because traditionally, they were not given higher education and had to manage homes when their husbands go to work. 

They started getting the support when extra income started coming in. 

Woman Enter Guinness With Longest Wedding Veil

Maria Paraskeva from Cyprus, entered the Guinness World Records (GWR) with her wedding veil which is 962.6 meters long.

She said to the media that her dream as a child has always been to break the Guinness World Records title.

Turkey's Withdrawal From VAW Treaty Faces Court 

Turkey’s opposition parties appealed to the State Council, the highest administrative court, requesting the cancellation of the withdrawal from the Istanbul convention by the country's leadership. 

Turkey’s pullout from the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence took place on March 20th this year with a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette.

In 2011, the convention came into effect and Turkey was the first state to ratify it with a unanimous vote at the parliament the next year, followed by 11 European countries.

 Women and Democracy Association, or KADEM, chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s younger daughter were main supporters.

However, the current and his party are not supporters of women's rights.