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Perks For Maids

Charity begins at home. A Mumbaikar has taken this proverb in its literal sense. An Andheri resident has provided his house help with various perks, including health insurance coverage for her and her child. “My maid is a hard working lady. She is the sole bread-winner in her family. She works to provide her child with...

Maternal Malnutrition Continues to Be A Challenging Factor

According to the Economic Survey for 2017-18 tabled in the Parliament last month, child and maternal malnutrition continues to be the most challenging risk factor for health loss in India.  The Survey noted however that there has been significant improvement in the health status of the individual as life expectancy at birth has increased...
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In conversation with Veena Mankar, Founder & Director, Swadhaar FinAccess

Swadhaar FinAccess is not for profit organisation aiming for financial inclusion through the imparting of financial education and the facilitation of access to financial services to the urban low-income communities, predominantly through women. In conversation with The CSR Journal, Veena Mankar, Founder & Director, Swadhaar FinAccess highlights the importance of using innovation in technology to...

Children of 450 Labourers Find A ‘Guardian of Hope’

Migrant workers travel to various parts of the country in order to find jobs and sustain their families. Their main aim is to help their families and children to secure a better living and future. Emaar India under their “Guardian of Hope” programme nurtures a joyful childhood for the children of construction labourers with the...

Women Entrepreneurs Supported at Mann Deshi Mahotsav

The Mann Deshi Mahotsav is an annual community festival that is a platform for more than 90 women entrepreneurs to showcase arts and crafts, culture and cuisine from rural Maharashtra. Encouraging and empowering women entrepreneurs from rural areas of Maharashtra, Dow India partnered with the Mann Deshi Foundation to conduct the Mann Deshi Mahotsav. Speaking...

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 -...
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