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We Are Not Missing, Just Stolen: Sex Trafficking Survivor

It is estimated that there are 20 million commercial sex workers in India, and around 80% of these, i.e. 16 million women, are victims of sex trafficking. This alarming figure begs for people to take notice of growing criminal industry of the trade of human beings, not only in India but throughout the world. Ruchira Gupta, Indian anti-sex-trafficking activist is...

Water: What We Have Is All We Have!

The figures are stark. Nearly 1.8 billion people – or about 25 % of the world’s population, do not have access to safe drinking water and an estimated two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages by 2025. In India, more than 81 percent of adults, well over the global average, say they have changed their behavior...

India’s Adolescent Girls Need Employability Empowerment: Report

A report titled ‘Best Foot Forward: Enhancing the Employability of India’s Adolescent Girls’ was unveiled at the Dasra Philanthropy Week in association with Bank of America. The report dwells upon the need to create awareness around the issues faced by adolescent girls in terms of being employable. It highlights the fact that although secondary...

Are You Ready For 50:50?

What does it mean to be a woman? To be a woman means personifying the great feminine essence – being a creator of life. Unfortunately, with various different interpretations of womanhood, society tends to categorise women; she is traditional, modern, feminist, liberal, conservative, etc. The list goes on and on. Women are taking plunge in diverse fields...

Not Without My Medal

In the last few years, the subject of women empowerment has enticed the interest of people all over the world and especially in India. This in turn stands as witness to the deplorable conditions of women all over the world but more so in India and other developing countries. There have been wide inequalities between...
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Shared Value Is The True Way To Do CSR: Himanshu Jain, Sealed Air

Himanshu Jain, MD & VP, SE Asia & Indian Sub, Sealed Air spoke to The CSR Journal on several topics ranging from health and Swachha Bharat to CSR and share value. Believing firmly in the concept of shared value, Jain says it is the true way of doing CSR. Thank you for watching the interview until the...
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Talent Is The Biggest Pain Point In The Development Sector: Ashish Dhawan, Central Square Foundation

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Central Square Foundation. The organisation works to achieve transformational standards of excellence for the Indian school education system. Speaking to The CSR Journal, Dhawan expresses his views on the need of appropriate talent in the development sector. He believes, corporate firms through CSR funds...

White Paper Launched on Technology In Education

A white paper on current use and the potential for Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education across China and ASEAN has been launched by Huawei Technologies and CSR Asia. “The Role of ICT in Realizing Education for all by 2030 — Achieving Sustainable Development Goal Four” is the title of the paper. It focuses on...

Tobacco Use in India – A Growing Health And Economic Problem

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India today revealed the findings of a study to evaluate the implementation of the ‘Film Rule’, under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). The study finds that these messages, when properly implemented, are effective in countering imagery of tobacco with warnings about tobacco’s...

The Growing Need For Whale Shark Conservation

From profit to people and to the planet, an effective CSR policy is a vision of this triple-bottom line concept. Maintaining bio-diversity is as important as producing quality products. A Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) survey in 2004 revealed low awareness amongst Gujarat fisherman on the endangered status of whales. Project 'Whale Shark Conservation’ at Mithapur, Gujarat...
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Transparency Lacking In Our System: Rakesh Jain, Chairman, Navi Mumbai Committee, IMC

Rakesh Jain, Chairman, Navi Mumbai Committee of Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) spoke to The CSR Journal about how CSR funds can be utilised for the poor population. He said that children of industry workers are mostly deprived of quality education and CSR funds should be used for their education. He also said that our system...
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Equal Opportunities For Rural Women Can Bring Real Upliftment: Siddharth Desai, Vice President, Hindustan Electric Motors

Believing in the strengths and capabilities of Indian women, Siddharth Desai from Hindustan Electric Motors is certain that if rural women are given equal opportunities, they will move far ahead of men. Talking to The CSR Journal, Desai expresses his views on usage of CSR funds for women empowerment and education. Thank you for watching the...
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