Tribal population in India is a community that is underdeveloped both economically and socially. They mostly live in isolation from mainstream population. Women especially often find it difficult to be employed in the mainstream jobs. However, they are very good at traditional skills, which are tapped on by We Will Help (WWH) Charitable Foundation, a not-for-profit based in Mumbai.
If you have ever longed to taste tribal food, ‘Tribal Lunch’ in Aarey Colony is where you should go. Meals with authentic food are organised in a rustic setting for city dwellers to experience the rural life.
Nirbhay K, CSR Professional & Alumni Of IIT Bombay
India is booming with its demographic dividend and approximately half of 1.2 billion population is under the age of 26. Access and availability to physical cash has been considerably impacted owing to the demonetisation process. Not everyone has an operating banking account and one of the leading national newspapers had reported that around 53% India’s population has bank accounts. Internet Society reports that India records 15.1% of internet user penetration.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) contribution to sports, environment, animal welfare, gender equality and slum area development dropped drastically in 2015-16. Clean Ganga Fund and PM National Relief Fund were also among others to receive less CSR funding in 2015-16.
While overall CSR expenditure rose by around 11% in 2015-16 as compared to 2014-15, many important areas received far less funds as compared to the previous year.
Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal mentioned CSR expenditure details in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
As per recent reports, more girls are being born in Mumbai city than ever before and the female-to-male sex ratio at 1033/1000 is better than the national average. However, the state of health among the adolescents remain a cause of concern with data suggesting that nearly 21.66% young girls were moderately underweight, whereas 2.87% were grossly underweight against the state average of 16.27%.
An estimate of 1.2 million children are pushed into the abyss of forced prostitution in India, which means that India has the largest amount of child prostitutes in the world. Out of those 1.2 million cases, only 55 legal cases led to convictions in 2015.
Ambuja Cement Foundation, the CSR arm of Ambuja Cement, organised a knowledge sharing forum on Maternal and Child Health on the occasion of World Health Day that is celebrated on April 7 every year.
The participatory dialogue to promote ‘Maternal and Child Health - Evidence, Reflections, Way Forward’ served as a platform for leading organisations, influencers and veterans from the social field who exchanged their views and opinions on the subject. The event facilitated to a step towards identifying solutions for empowering communities on Maternal and Child Health.
The Union Cabinet on Friday took long pending steps to strengthen laws against child labour. It approved ratification of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for ratification of the two fundamental conventions of the ILO concerning the prohibition and immediate action for elimination of the worst forms of child labour. So far India had been one of the few countries that did not ratify these conventions. Presently, Convention 138 has been ratified by 169 countries and Convention 182 has been ratified by 180 countries.
Addressing the ever pressing need to educate the world about the horrors of human trafficking, Hyderabad based My Choices Foundation has presented ‘Notes to My Father.’ World’s first virtual reality (VR) documentary on sex trafficking and an official entry from India, ‘Notes to My Father’ is set to make its world premiere at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas.
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