March 6, 2014: ‘Lady You’re Not a Man – The Adventures of a Woman at Work’, a book by Apurva Purohit, inspired Team to embark on a quest to understand real life challenges faced by working Indian Women.
The LYNAM team sent out a research team to unravel the complete picture in Corporate India, where first time ever, 1000 women from across the country spoke their minds about what they feel about the current work life scenario in India.
Around 67% of Women in the education sector; 71% in the health sector; 60% in media & entertainment & around 63% in the manufacturing sector firmly believe that a ‘Glass Ceiling’ does exist for women in the corporate sector.
The researched set comprised of 84% of women & 16% men. Around 66% of the respondents belonged to the age bracket of 25-34. Majority of the respondents work for the private sector & around 40% of them belong to the Media & Entertainment segment. This research was undertaken in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad. (Photo courtesy: Bhavya Goswami)
February 26, 2014: Bollywood stars Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan raised their voice for women’s health and rights in India through a television show ‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ which means ‘I, a woman, can achieve anything’. Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon(MKBKSH), a trans-media drama series that seeks to promote strong women characters was launched in New Delhi by the Population Foundation of India (PFI).In an effort to challenge deep rooted social issues like child marriage, early pregnancies and sex selection in our society, mother-daughter duo Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan have came together to support the serial and shared their views at the launch.
February 17, 2014: Mindset of people and not the lack of money or resources is a stumbling block to water conservation efforts, tates Shivraj Singh, CM of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Talking to OneWorld South Asia in Bhopal, he said that mindset and not money was the limiting factor when it comes to conservation and restoration of traditional water reservoirs like lakes. Madhya Pradesh has around 7 lakh water bodies including both the small and bigger water bodies, the Chief Minister said and added that there was a need of connecting the people for better water conservation efforts.
Wetlands including lakes and ponds are an integral part of the global ecosystem and play a very crucial role in providing stability and sustainability to not only the natural environment but also human sustainability. The urgency for conservation of wetlands is heightened by the fact that 90 per cent of surface water is in the available in the impounded form including lakes and other wetlands.
The picture shows a Tiger moving around in the Van Vihar National Park, a national park, which forms part of the Bhoj Wetland in the central Indian city of Bhopal. (Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia)
February 11, 2014: Well know Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh urged people to go for early detection during a campaign on cancer awareness in New Delhi
The campaign focusing on awareness, education and detection of cancer was rolled out by the two stalwarts in the presence of Yuvraj Singh and Shabnam Singh (Mother of Yuvraj Singh), chairperson YOUWECAN Foundation.
Ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh said, “My successful fight against cancer led me to start the YOUWECAN initiative to generate awareness, facilitate early detection and endeavour to remove the stigma of cancer. We aim to reach out to one and all to engage with the disease and fight to win.
February 6, 2014: Global leaders who converged at the 14th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on February 6 called for immediate attention for the conservation of natural resources like oceans which are shared by the global community.The leaders unanimously urged for stepping up efforts towards incremental and transformational changes at the global level.
Leaders from all over the world including former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Danny Faure, Indian ministers Salman Khurshid and Farooq Abdullah and TERI Director General R K Pachauri, urged for an immediate full stop to those activities which are against the spirit of sustainability and called for individual efforts from all corners of the planet. (Caption: Ashok Kumar/OWSA)