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Google funds Samhita CGF as part of their Impact Challenge for Women and Girls Funding

Samhita – CGF has been named one of 34 selected organizations to receive funds from the Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls. The $25 million philanthropy challenge was launched in March with a challenge to the global nonprofit community to submit their boldest and most innovative ideas to create a more equitable economic...
Kerala PAI 2021

Kerala tops sustainability pillar in 2021 Public Affairs Index

The southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu have again claimed the top spots for sustainability in the latest Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021). They were also the top performers when it came to government schemes like National Health Mission, MNREGS and Samagra Shikha Abhiyan. PAI is a scientifically rigorous, data-based framework released by the...
Bengaluru covid

CSR initiative in Bengaluru to educate children who lost parents to pandemic

In a bid to provide shelter and education to 300 girl children who have lost parents (either one or both) to the Covid-19 pandemic, a special campus is being developed in Bettakote gram panchayat, located on the outskirts of Bengaluru city. As part of the CSR initiative — a joint effort by Fairfax Financial Holdings...
children creative

This Diwali campaign is igniting a creative career path for impoverished kids

With Diwali round the corner, immersive creative learning platform unlu has launched a 2-week campaign to provide free learning classes to aspiring creators from underprivileged backgrounds. The campaign will provide them with an opportunity to learn from top celebrity instructors, connect with talent, create impactful content and empower their careers. Committed to accelerating the learning...
handwashing workshop supported by Unilever

CSR: Unilever backs COVID-19 and handwashing workshop

Around 640 under-five children in India die every day (or over 8 lakhs die every year) due to Pneumonia and Diarrhea, which are preventable diseases. Marginalised children are the most vulnerable. COVID-19 has further added to the agony. Marginalised families and their children are the most vulnerable to infectious diseases including COVID-19. Maintaining hand hygiene...
BHEL cancer care

BHEL & CanKids in CSR partnership for cancer care of children from 117 Aspirational Districts

India accounts for more than 25% of the world’s childhood cancer. Yet we have a Poor Access2Care ratio. Less than 34% children make it to a cancer centre. The top 10 centres see no more than 13% to 15% of children. For this reason, survival rates are less than 20%. Launched in 2018, the WHO...
UN Women

UN Agencies: UN Women Championing the Cause of Women and Girls Globally

In the run-up to the United Nations (UN) Day on October 24th and as part of The CSR Journal’s new series aimed at understanding and exploring various bodies and agencies of the UN, let us explore UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls,...
UNICEF

UN Agencies: UNICEF Working to Establish Children’s Rights

In the run-up to the United Nations (UN) Day on October 24th and as part of The CSR Journal’s new UN-Agencies series, let us explore United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a special program of the United Nations (UN) devoted to aiding national efforts to improve the health, nutrition, education, and general welfare of children. UNICEF was...
Travellers at the Baby Feeding Room

CSR: Himalaya marks a milestone of installing 100 baby feeding rooms at airports across India

As part of the continued efforts towards providing traveling mothers a hygienic and comfortable nursing experience, Himalaya, one of the leading and trusted brands in BabyCare, has successfully installed its 100th baby feeding room at Jaipur airport. Himalaya’s baby feeding rooms are set up in 17 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore,...
Lego for children

Lego Commits to Remove Harmful Gender Bias From its Toys

Gender bias is deeply ingrained in the minds of people right from a very young age. It is not uncommon for people to think that appropriate toys for a male child include cars, trucks or robots, but that of a female child includes dolls, makeup sets or kitchen sets. In order to fight against...
Himalaya - Ek Naveen Muskaan

Himalaya rolls out CSR initiative ‘Ek Naveen Muskaan’ in Maharashtra

In India, an estimated 35,000 infants are born with a cleft palate, and a vast majority do not have access to treatment due to a lack of awareness and stigma related to cleft. Despite the life-threatening risks it poses to children and their development, nutrition, and speech, some children don’t receive any care. Himalaya along...

International Girl Child Day 2021: Govt Schemes for girls

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India is 896 females per 1000 males. The huge disparity in the lower number of girls is not a natural phenomenon but an outcome of dominant patriarchal society. The country talks about economic growth but illegal practices like female foeticide, infanticide, sex determination are very common in...

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