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Rural Skill Development – Opportunities Untapped

Skill development, the national agenda, has been quite well embraced by the corporate world. This is the right time to delve deeper into the sector and tap the unexplored

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....

The Story Behind India’s Sporting History

There is a prominent narrative that we hear when we mention sport and India and it is that we as a country seem to lack a “sporting culture”. While we are all aware of the country’s rich cultural heritage, diversity and unique traditions, what is arcane to the masses is that sport has also...

Promoting The Culture Of Safety In Rural Communities

Through CSR, corporates are making their best efforts to reduce the rural-urban divide, especially in terms of access to information. Better infrastructure, access to digital technology and increasing confidence of people, indeed deserves an applause.

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....

Maharashtra Government Breaks Stigma Around Sex Education

Children from the age of 12, studying in Maharashtra’s residential tribal boarding schools will be given regular lessons on sex and reproductive health, topics such as gender sensitivity and pregnancy will also be covered.
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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...

India’s Online Education Industry Will Be $1.96 Billion By 2021: Google, KPMG

Paid user base to grow 6X from 1.6 million in 2016 to 9.6 million in 2021

CSR Opportunity to Educate and Empower Masses

The first and foremost initiative to strengthen public libraries is to support Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation by funding its regular activities to promote setting up libraries in the country.

Sharp Drop in Ratio of Young Women in India Expected: Study

With the decreasing sex ratio in India, it has been reported by the Indian Government that the sex ratio will drop further in the coming years. The report, by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation was published earlier in the year. According to the report, the number of women every thousand men will drop...

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...

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...
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