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Children Victims of Farmer Suicides See A Bright Future, Thanks To This Young Couple

After working in Pune city for about four years as a software engineer, 27-year-old Ashok Deshmane went to his hometown in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. This region is well-known for being water stressed and had then been suffering from drought. He had heard of many farmer suicide instances. He comes from a farmer family and...

Community Civilisation Should Be Learnt From Tribals : Dr Prakash Amte

Doctors by profession and humans by conduct, Dr Prakash Amte and his wife Dr Mandakini Amte have been working for tribal population in the remote areas of Maharashtra and innocent animals for decades. They were honoured with Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2008 for ‘Community Leadership’. Their story became popular after a biopic titled ‘Dr Prakash...

Empowering Tribal Women With A Taste Of Authenticity

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,...

CSR Expenditure rises by 27% in 2016: Study

Increase of 27% was noted in the expenditure of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds in 2015-16 as compared to the previous year. The figures rose from Rs 6,400 crore in FY15 to Rs 8,900 crore. These results are based on disclosures of close to 1,270 companies listed on BSE that had to comply with Section...

‘Sports, Gender Equality & Animal Welfare Among The Losers In CSR Funds’

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. While overall CSR expenditure rose by around 11% in 2015-16 as compared to 2014-15, many important areas received...

Young Girls Join School Of Justice To Prosecute Perpetrators of Prostitution

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. To counter this impunity, ‘School of Justice’ was launched on...
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Red Tapisim And Poor Directives Demotivate You: Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation

Ritu Chhabria wears two hats; one is Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) and the second being Director of Finolex Industries. MMF is the CSR arm of Finolex Industries involved mostly in activities strengthening the current system and not making new ones. Chhabria believes that there are many existing educational and healthcare facilities in...

Philanthropy Figures Drop In 2016; Average Age Rises To 65 years

Founder and Chairman of HCL Ltd, Shiv Nadar (71) emerged as the ‘Most generous Indian’ with donation of Rs 630 crore towards education, according to the Hurun India Philanthropy List 2016. The list was released today by The Hurun Research Institute. None of the top three philanthropists of last year made it to the top...

Platforms Connecting The Haves And The Have-Nots

Nanma Maram is an initiative based in Cochin to feed the hungry homeless. The Street Store is a global pop-up store for the poor homeless people to fetch some clothes and footwear for free. Another initiative called Roti Bank provides food to elderly and homeless after collecting them from different sources. The thought behind...
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Revolution Doesn’t Have A Start And End Date, It Is A Process: Najet Zammouri, Vice President & Treasurer, The Tunisian Human Rights League

“If a minor is raped, the rapist has to marry the victim. This is an important issue we are fighting against. We are aiming to create stability and a sustainable environment for all. We want to do our best as the Nobel Peace Prize is a heavy responsibility,” said Najet Zammouri, Vice President &...

Skills, Not Sex Is The Determinant Of Success

The need and importance of mainstreaming gender across sectors cannot be emphasised enough. Somewhere between modernisation in India and United Nation’s goal of having 50% women in the changing world of work, figures of Indian female labour force participation (FLFP) is set in a miserable picture. According to a report, compiled jointly by Assocham and...

Women Beyond The White Collar Spectrum

When we discuss success stories of women, we tend to only consider corporate executives, celebrities, sports and other such celebrated professions. Other occupations led by substantial number of women tend to be ignored and rendered thankless. While it is important to recognise extraordinary feats, there is a need to ensure they are considered in all...
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