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CSR: Indian Women In Extreme Adventure Sports

Women have always had to fight gender stereotypes. The girls are brought up to believe that they are not meant to do certain jobs. That they are too weak to take up extreme adventure. In fact, because of this conditioning when we think of adventure, we often visualise a man going off the track...
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CSR: Cybercrimes Against Women

Yesterday, we informed you about ongoing fake calling scams. The focus today is women's safety online. We know we are soft targets on the internet. That picture you posted innocently on Instagram brought undesired attention from pesky cyber stalkers. Which woman hasn't received an obscene text on messenger? It all falls under the cyber...
Accenture skilling in rural Karnataka

Accenture and READ India Empower Women in Rural Karnataka

To improve the employability and livelihood of more than 150 underprivileged women and young girls, Accenture and READ India are launching a rural community development center in Bagepalli in Karnataka. The initiative will provide life and work-skills training in areas such as self-confidence, gender sensitization, sewing and stitching, computer skills, local crafts and reading...
Adopt children with special needs

CSR: Make Adoption ‘Special’

More single women are adopting than ever before yet our follow-up on adoption trends found a gap in foster parents for children with special needs. Adoptive parents have a preconceived idea of a ‘perfect child’ they want to bring home – usually male, of a light wheatish to fair complexion and having a specific...
Manto, the male feminist

CSR: Manto Was A Male Feminist

Upcoming Nawazuddin-Nandita Das film Manto is a long due biopic of the man who is arguably the first secular feminist rockstar India has produced. Saadat Hasan Manto is celebrated as the master story teller of the century. His stories are based on the theme of Partition and the repercussions people had to suffer due...
Essar Foundation

Nurturing Rural Vitality – The Essar Foundation Way

Responsible businesses carry people along with them in their journey towards growth. Essar has generated business of more than USD 3bn through nurturing local entrepreneurs and has grown in unison with the communities around its presence. Essar Foundation is the CSR arm of Essar, committed to fuelling development of communities around Essar’s business presence. “Our...
Gul Panag

95% of women are raped by people they know: Gul Panag, Actress, Activist and Campaigner

Gul Panag joined politics with the intention to change things. The first part of her political agenda was to fix India’s big problem of gender division. ‘95% of women are raped by people that they know. This is an important statistic because how do you stop that? A powerful law and order situation could check...
breast cancer

CSR: Fighting Breast Cancer

According to the Cancer Statistics, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India and accounts for 27% of all cancers in women. Overall, 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. In India 50-60% of the patients die of breast cancer because of late diagnosis. This clearly...
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CSR: Promoting Healthcare In Rural India

Healthcare and sanitation is a right to everyone. But because of lack of infrastructure, awareness and professionals, it is not accessible to about 60% of the population in India. About 70% of the population are living in rural areas in the country. With lack of healthcare and sanitation in these areas, the mortality rates...
gender equality

CSR: What Is Missing In Gender Equality Movements?

It is Women's Equality Day today. One of the most profound social transformations of the past century is the deep and broad shifts in the status of women, and more importantly, in the worldwide acceptance of the notion of women’s rights and gender equality as desirable goals. This incredible shift has occurred not by...
Soccer Tournament for a cause

CSR: Soccer Tournament For A Cause

Sports have always known to work like a perfect facilitator of healthy upbringing for a child or healthy living for an adult. The physical benefits of sports are numerous. However, the mental benefits are as impressive. It has been found out in many studies that playing sports often act as a stress reliever. It...
woman illtreated in Bihar

CSR: A Woman Illtreated In Public In Bihar

A woman in Bihar was allegedly stripped, thrashed, and paraded naked in Bihiya, a small town in Bhojpur district, by a mob on a murder suspicion. The said woman was seen with the deceased 16-year-old Vimlesh Sav, before his body was recovered near the railway tracks. The woman has denied all the allegations against...
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