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Orange The World – Apps for Women’s Safety in India

Violence against women has become a grave cause of concern all around the world. From domestic violence to eve-teasing, women have been subjected to a lot of negative actions which has put their safety and peace of mind in jeopardy. In the era of digitalization, technology is often employed to solve problems in every arena,...

Orange the World – Preventing Violence Against Girls

As we complete a week of the 16 Days campaign, we turn our attention to young and teenage girls. Clearly the place and value of girls in the family hierarchy is a key factor that underlies violence that girls face in their homes. Girls who survive through birth and early childhood, and who are not...

Common Minimum Programme – Tall Promises of Farmer Welfare, Inclusive Growth

As the coalition formed by the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress takes charge in Maharashtra, The CSR Journal takes a look at its Common Minimum Programme (CMP). Uddhav Thackeray, the coalition's leader, took oath as chief minister yesterday at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. We've learnt that there will be two...

Orange The World – Understanding Consent

In a patriarchal society of India, consent is not often talked about. One of the two people in a consensual relationship, might not be in favour of sexual activity at a certain point of time. Without communicating this to their partner, not only are they subjecting themselves to the trauma of unwilling sex but...

Orange The World: Fighting Domestic Violence

“It has always been like this. Something ticks him off, and he would start to hit me. He would punch me in the face, use a belt or even choke me at times. I would yell and beg to let go of me. My children would get terrified. And then, after the debacle, he...

Orange the World – Gender-based Violence Against Trans Community

A powerful ongoing photography exhibition at Sakshi art gallery in Mumbai is portraying the lives of India’s transgender community as part of the international 16 Days of Activism campaign with the theme "Orange the World". The show -- which opened on the first day of the campaign -- is presented by UN Women, Istituto...

Construction Sector Using Plastic As A Building Material

About 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions are caused by the construction sector. At a time of climate crisis, it is very important for the sector to up their game by adapting innovational methods. The construction sector can contribute in a meaningful way by innovating the building materials. Recycled plastic has made its way in...

Cochin Airport – World’s First Solar Powered Airport

India is blessed with indiscriminate sunlight all year round. If utilized well, it could produce a huge amount of solar energy which could make the country self-sufficient. Demonstrating this is the first-ever airport in the world to be completely powered by solar energy – the Cochin Airport. As of November 2018, with 40 MW worth...

CSR News: WPP India Foundation leads the under-served from Education to Livelihood

As India pens its development story for the 21st century, it has a key advantage in its youth demographic. With a large pool of aspirational youth in the country, there is a need for opportunities to develop their skills. The government’s initiatives in skill development, entrepreneurship and platforms for innovations has witnessed many takers,...

The Three Pillars of CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a buzzword in the corporate world. Every year, businesses of all sizes belonging to every industry spend billions of dollars across the globe on CSR. It represents a tremendous opportunity for businesses to build trust, bolster their reputation, and give back to the community. A lot is at stake...

This Non-Profit is Creating a Water Secure Future for ‘Everyone Forever’

“Access to water was always an issue for us. Treading miles and for hours in a day to meet our water requirement was a daily routine. It would lead to my seven-year-old daughter missing school often to help me out,” laments Vasanti Belsare, a 32-year-old resident from Bhandri village in Maharashtra. Millions of rural...

CSR: India Celebrating Children’s Day 2019

Children are the hope of a bright and shining future of our country. It is only if we nourish them today, will they turn out to be the responsible citizens who will make us proud tomorrow. India recognizes this and being a welfare state, it launches various initiatives for the benefit of children. 14th November...

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