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Top 5 desi platforms creating safe spaces for women

The internet is inundated with articles around the ban of 59 Chinese apps, including  TikTok, by the Government of India. If you are a woman and looking for a safe environment on a platform which gives you the opportunity to voice your opinion as well as answer your queries, try these 5 Indian platforms. 1....
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Hero MotoCorp CSR Report Shows It Stands By ‘We Care’ Motto

Hero MotoCorp is one of those automobile doyens that could be mistaken for a much younger company because of its young workforce and fresh work ethic. Despite being the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheels for the past two decades, the company is at the cutting edge of design and auto-innovation. It believes sustainability is...
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International Widows Day 2020: Cherie Blair QC CBE and Amitabh Kant call for widow empowerment

Former First Lady, Cherie Blair QC CBE and Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Aayog joined The Loomba Foundation to call for coordinated international efforts towards widow empowerment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since widows continue to be one of the most exposed and vulnerable groups, the webinar focused on the possible implications of COVID-19 on...

International Widows Day 2020: Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav support widows in Maharashtra and Kashmir

The United Nations observes 23 June as International Widows Day 2020 today. This day is observed since 2011 to draw global attention towards the voices of widows and to galvanize the unique support they need. This day is followed at the Mukul Madhav Foundation and CSR of Finolex Industries in order to empower widows. Empowering...

World Day Against Child Labour 2020: MGLI hosts webinar on eliminating child labour

The Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute (MGLI), Ahmedabad, hosted a webinar on ‘Strategies to Eliminate Child Labour’ on June 12 to commemorate World Day against Child Labour. Dr. Helen Seker, Senior Fellow at VV Giri National Labour Institute, Dr. Kingshuk Sarkar, Joint Labour Commissioner, West Bengal, Pushpa Joshi, Child Education Specialist, UNICEF, Gujarat, Divyesh Sonavane, Assistant...

UN Foundation Initiative Girl Up Joins Call for Active Measures to Combat Rape

Recent reports indicate that after an initial dip, violence against women has been steadily rising with the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown. There has been a significant increase in cybercrime against women, especially sextortion where "caged criminals" have been targeting them online. The most alarming trend has been of rapes being committed by family,...

India will team up with Myanmar to empower women entrepreneurs

Creating a roadmap for exploring opportunities for collaboration between Indian and Myanmar to empower women entrepreneurs and generate sustainable livelihoods for women was discussed at a webinar organised by the FICCI Ladies Organization (FICCI FLO). The interactive session was organised in partnership with the Indian Embassy in Myanmar, India Myanmar Chamber of Commerce (IMCC) and...

World Day Against Child Labour 2020 – Keeping Children Safe

Mahatma Gandhi has said, “If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” Children are the future of the world. They are the ones that would fulfil our dreams and build a world of our aspirations. Despite this, they are often treated in the worst possible manner in the...

Top 5 NGOs for underprivileged families & children during COVID-19

With the world continuing to grapple with COVID-19, many humanitarian organisations and NGOs have come forward to extend their support to fight the pandemic. Some are especially reaching out to underprivileged families and children, providing basic health and hygiene necessities, food and other relief packages. Here are the top 5 nonprofit organisations doing so: 1. Miracle...

CSR: FICCI FLO signs MoU with Women on Wings for women empowerment

FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) and Women on Wings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate for sustainable livelihoods and economic empowerment of women in rural areas. The CSR partnership will focus on identifying and supporting social enterprises working primarily with rural women in sectors such as agriculture, food processing, eco-tourism, textiles, handicrafts, waste...

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Periods don’t stop for pandemics

Periods take centre-stage, since it’s Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020 tomorrow. May 28 marks this annual day of awareness on MHM (Menstrual Hygiene Management), instituted in the year 2014 by German nonprofit WASH United. Let's talk #PeriodsInPandemics because #ItsTimeForAction! Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020 On Menstrual Hygiene Day last year, people around the world organised 726 on-the-ground events...

State of Gender Equality in the World

According to the latest Gender Social Norms Index released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), there is no country in the world that has gender equality. The index that measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education contains data from 75 countries and covers over 80 per...

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