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Mumbai Youth Draft State Charter On Gender Transformative Changes To Empower Girls

In line with the global commitments to leave no one behind while advancing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, as well as the Government of India’s focus on inclusion and ‘putting the last child first’, Plan India is supporting children’s rights with a special emphasis on equality for girls, through its campaign -...

Joyously Elevating The Have-Nots On A Better Footing

A visit to a government school – Holy Bells School in Hyderabad truly impacted Archana Suresh’s life. A building with abysmal infrastructure, bare access to basic amenities like drinking water or toilets, incessant power cuts during school hours because the bills were not paid regularly, children carrying used books in polythene bags with pages...

Mother Honours Son’s Legacy by Feeding Families Free of Cost

After the death of their only child, Nimesh Tanna – a 22 year old photographer, the family chose to honour his legacy in a unique way. The Tanna couple registered the Shri Nimesh Tanna Charitable Trust (SNTCT) with the goal of providing free tiffin service to the needy. The couple has gone from feeding 27 people in a small kitchen to serving 150,000 tiffin’s till date and 100 families per day absolutely free of cost.

Senior Citizens- Their Smile Comes From Your Time

Out of the 104 million elderly persons in India; 53 million are females and 51 million males. A report released by the United Nations Population Fund and Help Age India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026.

Speak-up And Create A Culture Of Expression

For a long time now, we have paid attention and spoken about the subject of gender based violence and domestic violence. Although the focus has mainly been married couples, one also needs to look at young, unmarried couples in India and recognise what is happening beyond the legal framework. The best way of understanding the...

Breastfeeding- Working Together For The Common Good

Human breast milk has the greatest potential impact on child survival, since it provides unique nutrition and immune support that babies need to strive and thrive. However, the awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and early nutrition is still poor among new mothers in India with many avoiding feeding colostrum (first milk) to the baby.

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...

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...

A Step Towards Safety In The Online Sphere

While privacy problems on the internet persist globally, women especially in India feel threatened by cyber offensives and crimes online. Trolling, privacy violation and infiltration are a few among the many concerns shared by the women users of the internet.

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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