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Dowry-Less Social Weddings: Reliving The Unsaid Obligation

Individual Social Responsibility is about continuing to make efforts inorder 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 biannual ceremony, witnessed 21 couples tying the knot during first edition of this year’s social wedding. “We have always believed in...

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,...

Understanding The True Meaning Of Individual Social Responsibility In The Context Of Demonetisation

Investopedia defines demonetisation as, “the act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender. Demonetisation is necessary whenever there is a change of national currency. The old unit of currency must be retired and replaced with a new currency unit.” The demonetisation of banknotes policy was enacted by the Government of India ceasing the usage...

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...

Cabinet Approved Ratification Of ILO Conventions. What Would This Mean For Our Children?

The Union Cabinet on Friday took long pending steps to strengthen laws against child labour. It approved ratification of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval...

We Are Not Missing, Just Stolen: Sex Trafficking Survivor

It is estimated that there are 20 million commercial sex workers in India, and around 80% of these, i.e. 16 million women, are victims of sex trafficking. This alarming figure begs for people to take notice of growing criminal industry of the trade of human beings, not only in India but throughout the world. Ruchira Gupta, Indian anti-sex-trafficking activist is...

Echoing And Aiding Women Empowerment

Earlier in this month, the world celebrated the strength of women and promising to bridge the gap by aiding to create an equal place for them. At the 2017 Asia-Pacific commemoration of International Women’s Day a distinguished panel of experts underscored the need to close the gender pay gap, ensure comprehensive social protection for women...
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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 &...

India’s Adolescent Girls Need Employability Empowerment: Report

A report titled ‘Best Foot Forward: Enhancing the Employability of India’s Adolescent Girls’ was unveiled at the Dasra Philanthropy Week in association with Bank of America. The report dwells upon the need to create awareness around the issues faced by adolescent girls in terms of being employable. It highlights the fact that although secondary...

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...

IMF Praises PM’s Swachh Bharat Program, Says Modi’s Initiative Key To Raise Gender Equality In India

When PM Narendra Modi started the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ with the tagline ‘Ek Kadam Swacchta ki ore’, it was a step in the right direction! The Country report by The International Monetary Fund which was released last month clearly indicates that PM Modi is the only politician who has really cared about women’s rights and issues...

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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