- Aug. 23, 2021
-- The news coming in the last few days has not been very good as Afghanistan has been taken over by the Taliban. People are running around to find refuge and the internet is flooding with sadly overwhelming news of the plight of people, especially women and marginalised groups. Yet, there have been a lot of women who made it to the news during the last week including Justice BV Nagarathna and here's a list of all of them.Justice BV Nagarathna, women in Afghan and others, Women In News Last Week
Grace Banu becomes First Recipient Of Tamil Nadu Govt Award For Transgender People
MK Stalin, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, honoured transgender activist Grace Banu for "Outstanding Work for the Upliftment of Third Genders"
on Independence Day. Banu was the inaugural recipient of the award, which was created by the Tamil Nadu government. The prize is awarded by the Department of Social Welfare and Women Empowerment. Banu thanked the state government for conferring the honour on her, but she took issue with the term "Best Third Gender Award."
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