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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020

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...
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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...

SOS India celebrates International Day of Families 2020

On the occasion of UN International Day of families, SOS Children’s Villages of India celebrated a part of its vision ‘building families for children in need’. This year's celebration was in sync with the United Nation’s International Day of Families 2020 theme: “Families in development: Copenhagen and Beijing + 25”. This year’s 25th anniversary of...
Mother's Day 2020

Mother’s Day 2020: Best ways to celebrate in lockdown

There are a lot of ways to show your mom how much you love her on Mother's Day 2020, but nothing hits quite like a gift that's truly sentimental, a handmade card or a simple photograph collage that captures all the memories you both cherish. The current stressful time that we all are going...

COVID-19 Impact: Spike in unintended pregnancies in India

An unintended fallout of the nationwide lockdown since 25th March is the inability of millions of women to access their choice of contraception. In 2019, as per the Health Management Information System (HMIS), 35 lac sterilizations, 57 lac IUCDs, 18 lac injectable contraceptive (IC) services were provided by the public sector. Public health facilities also...

Utkarsh Foundation distributes 5 lakh chocolates, 10 lakh wafer packets among children

Utkarsh Healthcare Foundation India, which has been working for health and education of women and children since 1998, has distributed more than 5 lakh chocolates among the needy and children since the lockdown began. “It was with the aim to bring smiles on their faces that we decided to distribute chocolates and cheese wafer packets...
gender-oriented CSR

Gender-oriented CSR of Wipro and Infosys led to Best Practices for SDG 5

Corporate action on SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women) calls for gender-specific HR KPIs such as retention, flexible working, returning to work after a break for women at different levels of an organisation. Gender-oriented CSR practices Offering flexible work options, leave and re-entry opportunities to positions of equal pay and status are other...

Greta Thunberg and NGO Human Act launch child rights driven coronavirus campaign

Climate activist Greta Thunberg today launched a child rights driven campaign with Danish NGO Human Act to support UNICEF’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect children from its direct and knock-on consequences. These include food shortages, strained healthcare systems, violence and lost education. “Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis,” said...

Parity Begins At Home

After covering the two P’s – Periods and Pedestals, my third article is on Parity. Like most of the important things in life, parity too begins at home. While I took the liberty of saying that it begins at home but by “home” I actually mean it in the broader sense of society. The parity...

CSR News: Safe Abortion and Family Planning Services Amidst COVID-19

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, India’s healthcare systems are heavily burdened to provide care to patients suffering from coronavirus, testing populations for the virus and other allied services. Many facilities have been turned into dedicated COVID 19 centres to curb the spread of the virus; it means fewer facilities for other service delivery...

Mastercard builds on COVID-19 response with new commitment for 2025

The health and economic consequences of COVID-19 have highlighted the critical need to support vulnerable populations, many of whom are disproportionately impacted. In this time of global crisis, Mastercard has expanded its worldwide commitment to financial inclusion, pledging to bring a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into...

CSR News: Mobile Creches reach 18925 households affected by the lockdown

In its report released on 7th April, ILO estimates 40 crore unorganised sector workers will be pushed deeper into poverty due to the lockdown and containment plans of the government. This is further expected to impact the health, nutrition, development, and future possibilities of an estimated 5.6 crore children under six years of age....

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