Answer in about 120 words
“We need to empower women in India because even now they face numerous challenges and discriminations.” Draft a blog expressing your views on this statement in the light of the speech by Christine Lagarde.   
[gender inequality – discrimination – low status – social taboos – need of education – labour – leadership]
Score 6
(July 2020)
 
Answer in about 180 Words
Christine Lagarde says, "It's time to create a world where all women can meet their potential without impediment or prejudice and the world will reap the benefits." Prepare an essay on the topic 'Women Empowerment and Development are Intertwined."
(Hints: represent half the world's population - per capita income affected - sensitive to needs - peace loving - good at decision making _ consensus building)
Score 8 
(March 2020)
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Answer in about 140 words
Given below is a poster displayed at the Assembly Hall in connection with the International Women's Day celebrations conducted by the Souhrida Club of your school.  As the convenor of the programme, you are asked to give a detailed talk on 'EMPOWERING WOMEN - CHALLENGES AHEAD'.  Prepare the likely speech taking hints from the poster
Score 8
(March 2019)
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Answer in about 120 words
No country can ever truly flourish if it represses the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contribution of half of its citizens.' In the light of your understanding of the ideas expressed by Christine Lagarde, prepare an editorial on the role played by women in the progress of the nation.
Score 8
(June 2019)
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A 'Female Films' Festival was held in your school to focus on women empowerment in the arts.  Read the notice and prepare a report of the film festival

ABC School
'Female Films' Festival

Venue:  School Auditorium        Date 7-12-2017
Time: 9.30 a m

Programme

Prayer: School Choir
Welcome Speech: Dr Sujatha S, Principal
Presidential address: Vidhu Vincent, Director
Felicitation: Sri M Raju, Panchayat Member
Vote of thanks: Smt Sreekala N, Staff Secretary
Film Show:
10.30 a m: Udaharanam Sujatha
1 p m: English Vinglish
4 p m: Chak De! India
National Anthem: School Choir

Score 6
(March 2018)
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Christine Lagarde emphasizes the importance of learning, labour and leadership in Women Empowerment. Draft a speech to be delivered in the school assembly on the topic 'Educated women lead the nation to progress and prosperity', based on your reading of the speech, 'The 3Ls of Empowerment'.
Score 6
(June 2018)
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It is time to create a world where all women can meet their potential without impediment or prejudice and the world will reap the benefits.  The three Ls will help us get there.
a) What are the three Ls referred to?  (Score 1)
b) What does 'impediment mean?  (Score 1)
(March 2017)
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On International Women's Day, an essay writing competition was conducted on the topic, 'Relevance of Empowering Women in the Present-Day World'.  Imagine you were also a participant in the competition.  Write an essay on the topic.
[Hints - the atrocities against women - the means to empower women - education, reservation, legal support, etc.]
Score 8
(June 2017)
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After reading Christine Lagarde's speech, a social worker is speaking to the people of your locality about the need for educating women.  Fill in the blanks choosing the appropriate adjectives / adjectival clauses:

Education helps women to be ____ (seriously / financially / sustainably) independent and to break the shackles of exclusion.  Women who ____ (look good / look after children / study) actually help themselves and their community.  If learning is the first step, labour is the second.  Women who ____ (procure labour / suffer discrimination / challenge the social norms) are able to flourish and achieve their true potential.  They contribute to the development and well-being of the community.  So, it is ____ (clear / essential / favourable) that women equip themselves with education.
Score 4
(March 2016)
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A programme chart of the International Women's Day celebration in a Higher Secondary School is given below.  Imagine that you are the school leader.  Prepare a report to be included in the school magazine. (50 words)

8th March 2016: International Women's Day Celebration
Venue: School Auditorium
Programme
Time: 10 a m
Prayer Song    - School Choir
Welcome Speech    - Miss Soumya Hassan (School Leader)
Presidential Address    - Mr Rahul S Gopal (Principal)
Keynote Address        - Adv Remya Jayasankar (Member, State Vanitha Commission)
Felicitations        - Mrs Suja Kumari (President, Grama Panchayat)
              Mr Joy Varghese (Vice President, PTA)
Vote of Thanks        - Mrs Sheela N (Secretary, Staff Club)
Time: 11.30 a m
Competition (Essay writing, Elocution)

Score 4
(June 2016)
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There is an African adage that goes: "If you educate a boy, you train a man.  If you educate a girl, you train a village."  Prepare a write up explaining the meaning of this passage. (40 words)
Score 3
(June 2016)
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Prepare the script of a short speech on the topic 'Role of women in the Modern Society'.
[Hints: role of modern education - out of the home - in work place - all duties - independent - equality - leadership]
Score 6
(June 2016)
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Prepare an essay on the topic "Women in Leadership"
[Hints: capable of taking leadership - in business, politics, various jobs - common sense and evaluating ability - examples of leaders]

Score 6
(June 2016)