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Future Of Development Lies In Your Skills

By 2020, 65% Indians will be under the age of 35, making us the youngest country in the world. A large employable population is an advantage, for it can fulfil the demand for skilled workers across India and globally, as also drive consumption and economic growth. However, this demographic dividend can turn into a...

Report Reveals Exploitation of Elephants in Asian Countries, Including India

Countries in Asia, including India, continue to grow the captive elephant industry for elephant rides and performances to meet irresponsible tourist demands. A new report released by World Animal Protection reveals that more than three quarters of nearly three thousand elephants used in tourist entertainment in Asia are kept in severely cruel conditions. Riding an elephant is one...

Planned or Unplanned Family- Which One Is Yours?

International organisations have for long advocated the need to perceive reproductive rights through the prism of human rights. While a rights-based approach to the subject does not yet exist, various international conferences even in the distant past have time and again referred to family planning, and reproductive health and rights as human rights issues....

Increasing Commitment For The Cancer Community In India

Around 2.5 million people in India are living with the disease of cancer. Every year, over 7 lakh new patients are registered, according to the National Institute of Cancer research and prevention. The good news is support for cancer patients are now strengthened further. Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) has decided to do so in...

Going All-Solar Is A Steadfast Way Forward

Solar energy has taken the world by storm. From houses to offices, from schools to hospitals, more and more establishments are going solar. From an ecological perspective, the world is in a place where renewable energy resources are the better options. The return on investment of solar energy in India is ideal as it...

Eliminate Child Labour Use In Tobacco Farming

A significant improvement in school attendance has been reported by IPM India, as a result of its programs directed at reduction and elimination of the use of child labour by tobacco growers. The project on “Prevention of Child labour and Rural Development in tobacco growing villages of Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka” undertaken through a voluntary...

The Only Acceptable Act Of Division

With a variety of waste issues always making the rounds, the new initiative coming to light is that of waste segregation. The Swachh Bharat mission volunteers are going places to educate people about dry waste and wet waste. It is imperative for us citizens to take steps and gain knowledge about our household waste...

The Risk Cost of Your Selfie

Mobile handset maker Samsung India has pledged support to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ drive to reduce road accidents, especially those that happen due to irresponsible usage of mobile phones. A nationwide campaign ‘Safe India’ to sensitise people about responsible use of mobile phones while on the road was unveiled. The new campaign film, #SafeIndia, seeks to make people...
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Value Alignment Is Essential To Co-Create Projects: Garima Dutt, Senior Manager, CSR, GlaxoSmithKline

Concentrated in the space of healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline is in partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO). While in conversation with the lead person, Garima Dutt, CSR, GlaxoSmithKline, she says, “All stakeholders need to benefit, either in knowledge gain or project impact. At the same time, volunteering is a great key for Individual Social Responsibility. It...

Only Way Forward To Tackle Violence Is- Speak Up

Part 1 of our article spoke about violence against women and girls and how digital media can catalyse the much needed change in mindset. The aim is to mobilise the youth to address issues around gender-based violence, particularly violence against women and girls (VAWG) as this is a problem that is not only accelerating...

Digital Efficacy To Change Social Norms And Gender Based Violence

There is still prevalent a shameless abuse of human rights. Entrenched patriarchal social norms, which continue to perpetuate violence. If the growing incidence of crimes against women is to be checked, one of the first steps we need to take is to bring about a change in the attitude and perception of our youth....
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Very Few Corporate Houses Are Doing A Good Job: Vandana Luthra, Founder & Vice Chairman, VLCC

Empowerment for the girl child and women comes with education. This in turn creates employability and job skilling. Whatever work one does has to be done ethically and with the expertise of qualified people. It takes time to understand what the impact of investment and opportunity mapping to improve initiatives further. “People can be...
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