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New initiative to advance women entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific launched at UN General Assembly

A new initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific was launched on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with financial support from Global Affairs Canada is doing this. Women who establish businesses have the...
cyberbullying

CSR: 5 Types of Cyberbullying

We tackled scam calls, cybercrimes against women and how to spot identity theft. Today, we put the spotlight on a specific cybercrime: cyberbullying. While online socialising has opened a whole new dimension of ways to communicate, it has some unpleasant effects, too. Cyberbullying is one example that has had devastating outcomes on our youth....
adolescent girls in India

Stayfree and Rotary club to distribute 50 lakh sanitary pads

Most adolescent girls who hit puberty in India suffer from nutritional deficiencies and other health issues due to lack of healthy and hygienic practices during their menstruation. Though only 18% women in India have access to a proper sanitary napkin, there is a major population that follows the age old customs and continues to...
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Soft skills are essential in work environment: Clement Chauvet, Chief, Skills and Business development, UNDP India.

“Women who have worked before marriage are more likely to come back to work after a break of few years than those who have not worked at all,” said Clement Chauvet, Chief, Skill and Business Development, UNDP India. In conversation with Pramit Ghosh from The CSR Journal, Chauvet elaborated on various programs that UNDP is...
disabled children in India

UN launches campaign to eliminate violence against children with disabilities

Countries in Asia-Pacific have committed to accelerate efforts to promote the rights of, and eliminate violence against, children and adolescents with disabilities. The pledge came as part of the regional launch of the Global Campaign for the ‘Good Treatment of Girls, Boys and Adolescents with Disabilities in the World’ held in Bangkok on 25 September. Jointly...
mobile phone safety

CSR: Mobile phone safety for children

Last week, The CSR Journal took you through scam calls and cybercrimes against women. The attention shifts to the dangers of the mobile phone your child is using. Parents must understand the risks and benefits of their child’s digital life and take the right precautions and safety measures when using mobile devices. Here's what...
adventure sports

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...
cybercrimes

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...
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