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Woman in Household Work

No Change in the Gender Gap in Labour Market Since 1995: UN

Gender equality in the labour market seems like a utopian concept today, with not a single country in the world has achieved it. According to the 2020 edition of the United Nations report on the state of gender equality in the world, there has been no change in the gender gap in the labour market...
Maa Durga

Last Day of Navratri: Lessons to Learn from Maa Durga #WomenCan

The last day of Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijayadashmi, to mark the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura. It is the day to celebrate the victory of good over evil and of dharma over adharma. Goddess Durga is the epitome of power and strength. It is her confidence, humility and determination...
Queen Velu Nachiyar

Day 7 of Navratri: Honouring the Ferociousness of Goddess Kalaratri in Women #WomenCan

Day 7 of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Kalaratri. Kalaratri is considered to be the most ferocious form of Goddess Durga. It is believed that Parvati removed her fair skin to kill the demons Sumbha and Nisumbha. This form of the Mother Goddess is mounted on a donkey. Since she blesses all...
Poverty eradication in India

International Day of Poverty Eradication 2020

The lack of equity in economic development across the world has caused many people to lead a life of poverty. According to the United Nations, ‘Poverty is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in dignity.’ In order to...
Women Environment Activists

Day 4 of Navratri: Celebrating Five Women Activists Championing the Cause of Environment Conservation #WomenCan

The fourth day of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Maa Kushmanda. Maa Kushmanda is believed to be the creative power of the universe. She is associated with the endowment of vegetation on earth. On this day, let us celebrate the contribution of five women who have played a significant role in environment...
Day 3 of Navratri- Beauty and Bravery

Day 3 of Navratri: Celebrating Five Brave and Beautiful Women of India #WomenCan

The auspicious festival of Navratri is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. The word Navratri is derived from the Sanskrit words Nav and Ratri which means nine nights. These nine nights are solely dedicated to the Goddess Durga and or her nine incarnations. The third day of Navratri is dedicated to the...

Coal India’s CSR Inititative ‘Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojna’ Extended for Two Years

About 10,000 to 12,000 children are born with thalassemia every year in India. In order to provide a one-time cure opportunity for Haemoglobinopathies, Coal India through its CSR initiative had launched Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojna under Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) in 2017. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has now launched the...
Global Handwashing Day 2020

Global Handwashing Day 2020: Effectiveness of Washing Hands Correctly

Handwashing is an important personal hygiene practice that is often underrated. The benefits of handwashing are manifold. It helps prevent diarrhoea and respiratory infections and may even help prevent skin and eye infections. In fact, handwashing is also recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, that has claimed more than 100,000 lives in India. Global Handwashing Day 2020 Global...

International E-Waste Day 2020: Educating The Masses

October 14th is observed as International E-Waste Day since 2018. The day was developed by the WEEE Forum in order to raise the public profile of e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste with the resulting increase in e-waste recycling rates on the day itself and into the future. According to a report...
Poverty in India

COVID-19 Impact: Global Poverty Rises for the First Time in 20 Years

COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we perceive the world. For the first time in 20 years, the global poverty rates are to rise because of the pandemic. According to a new World Bank report, the world will have 88-115 million ‘new extreme poor people’ in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
World Food Programme Syrria

Nobel Peace Prize 2020 Highlights Linkages between Hunger and Wars

Hunger is about so much more than poverty, malnutrition or human development. This was highlighted by the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize that has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP), a United Nations (UN) agency, for its efforts to combat hunger, bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and preventing the use of...
Nestle CSR

The Complete Report on CSR Activities of Nestle

Nestlé India Limited, a leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company has been in India for about 100 years. The company, since its inception, has projected a responsible behaviour by ensuring the welfare and upliftment of communities around which it operates. The company believes that creating better livelihood opportunities for the communities residing around its...

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