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India gets its 21st Woman Grandmaster; but isn’t it still a gender disparity packaged as a title?

Divya Deshmukh created history after becoming India’s 21st Woman Grandmaster (WGM) at just 15-years old. However, with FIDE’s separate Grandmaster title for women, the underlying problem of gender bias remains in Chess. Divya Deshmukh became the country’s youngest Women Grandmaster after she got her 2nd International Master (IM) at First …

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‘Operation Soccer Balls’- the safe evacuation of the Afghanistan Girls Football Team to provide asylum in Portugal

Due to the ban on female participation in sports imposed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the international effort to evacuate members of Afghanistan’s Girls Soccer Team has come to fruition under Operation Soccer Balls.  Titled “Operation Soccer Balls”, the rescue mission of the Afghanistan National Girls Soccer Football Team is …

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