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Dowry- Less Weddings: Still Tackling This Social Evil

Individual Social Responsibility is about continuing to make efforts in order to make a difference in the lives of people. Earlier this month, a dowry-less social wedding ceremony was organised at Palakkad in Kerala. The ceremony witnessed 20 couples tying the knot as part of social wedding. The girls are selected from 2,500 BPL...

How Much Urge Do You Have To End Violence Against Women?

Actions are needed now more than ever to prevent and respond to violence against all women and girls. Recently published edition of the Time magazine has named "The Silence Breakers," representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its Person of the Year. It is a recognition of the cultural estimate sum of this...

#NoConditionsApply: A Campaign Addressing Gender Inequality

When we speak of womanhood, what comes to mind is a single state of being; as if it were an undifferentiated gender. However, through years, the society has created labels and tags that exist within this gender. The married and the unmarried, the happily married and the divorced, the straight and the lesbian, the...

Goa Ranks Top, Bihar At Bottom Of Gender Vulnerability Index

Goa ranked top and Bihar featured at the lowest in Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by Child development NGO Plan India. The composite index has been developed within research for the NGO’s Plan for Every Child campaign which is aimed at comprehensively understanding the dimensions of various problems affecting children, particularly girls, in difficult...

Plethora of Stock of Human Competencies-Indian Orphans

The plight of million orphans of India is a matter of serious concern and calls for concerted action in right earnest. The numerous orphans constitute a stark reality of our country. Who is an orphan? The orphan child sans parent or parents or any close kin to call its own is as significant a person...

Falling Hunger Rank Sees Relief Initiation in Haryana

The recently announced Global Hunger Index (GHI-2017) is indeed an alarm bell for India. The country ranked 97 in GHI-2016 but has slipped to 100 this year. Concerned about India’s falling rank on the Global Hunger Index, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s Haryana chapter is launching a campaign against hunger. This will aid in eradicating hunger...

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.
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