Jul 24, 2015 12:40 PM
You cannot educate or employ the disabled people with creating accessibility for them, said noted disability rights activist Javed Abidi.
[South Asia] [Disability] [Sustainable Development] [India]
Jun 17, 2015 01:35 PM
"The impact of climate change is very severe on the aquatic life of Narmada," says social activist Anil Madhav Dave.
Apr 01, 2015 12:15 AM
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and social activist Anil Madhav Dave in an interview with OneWorld South Asia tells that climate change is impacting all living beings including rivers and forests. “The only difference is that the impact is visible in some areas while it is not so much visible in other areas,” he says. “Investment in forests can reverse the process of climate change.
All politicians, policy makers and individuals need to come forward and walk the talk. Preaching alone will not be helpful in forests conservation or climate change mitigation,” he said. Dave urged the society, government and local bodies to come together against deforestation. “Forests will grow automatically if remain untouched,” Dave stressed.
Mar 13, 2015 04:22 PM
New Delhi: This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaz talks about the laws and acts related to women. It provides important information on women’s rights like a woman cannot be arrested at night and that she cannot be put in a men’s cell under any condition.
Such information is being provided to the needy people, particularly women, scheduled castes, tribal communities and minorities through voice based information kiosks installed by the Indian government in the States of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
The Kiosks are part of a project, Nyaya Path, which is a joint initiative by the UNDP, Department of Justice, Government of India and OneWorld.
Geeta Luthra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, speaks about the importance of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. She further suggests that societal and educational change is important to make women empowered and respected. She added that the country has sufficient laws but the problem lies in their implementation which delays the process of justice.
Mar 12, 2015 08:05 PM
New Delhi: This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaz talks about an initiative ‘Nyayapath’ which is a part of ‘Access to Justice’ project. The initiative has been taken by UNDP, Ministry of Law and Justice and OneWorld. It speaks about the uses and advantages of Information Kiosk which is known as Nyayapath.
Twenty-five kiosks have been installed in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh each. Praveen Garg, Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, speaks that the aim of this kiosk is to make people understand about the law and justice in a simple way.
He also suggests that the capacity of the kiosk should increase so that users can register complaints and suggestions. The content of the kiosk can be accessed by nyayapath.net.
Jan 08, 2015 01:05 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz talks about the various uses and significance of the Red Cross emblem. It also describes the protective and indicative use of Red Cross Emblem. Dr N K Singh, Director, Information and Development, Indian Red Cross Society, speaks about the origin of Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal. He also delineates the various awareness campaign to bar the misuse of the emblem. It speaks about the people who offer humanitarian service during war and conflict. They wear the Red Cross emblem during the service and their security should be of primary importance.
Nov 10, 2014 04:36 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz focusses on the issue of digitalisation of Community Radio. Yogendra Pal, Chairman, Digital Radio Mondiale, of India Chapter explains the concept of digital radio and the advantages of transferring analog radio to digital radio. He talks about the role that digital radio can play in emergency situations and the ways in which it can help in tackling such situations. He says that transformation of Community Radio to its digital form would add to its benefits. He adds that a major advantage of digital radio would be that a single frequency could be shared amongst at least three stations making it cost effective.
Oct 15, 2014 04:29 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz celebrates World Humanitarian Day. World Humanitarian Day is observed on August 19 across the globe. This day marks the anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. In this episode we speak to two exemplary humanitarian workers, Sudhir Kumar Sahu and Colonel. Pillay. Sahu has been at the forefront of relief work when the cyclone Phailin hit the coast of Odisha. Colonel Pillay, a soldier in the Indian Army, put his own life at risk to save two young girls during combat in Manipur.
Aug 21, 2014 07:18 PM In this episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, Neelkamal Darbari, Joint Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority talks about the important role played by a community during disaster management. She states that Community Radio is the most low cost medium for communication and is in direct contact with the immediate community. She adds that before 2005, all disaster management was relief centric. However, following the Disaster Management Act, there has been a change in the thinking and more focus is being given to disaster preparedness.
Jul 03, 2014 06:10 PM In this episode, Deepti Goyal of Dasra, a Mumbai based organisation that works with leading philanthropists and social entrepreneurs in India, talks about issues like corporate citizenship, corporate foundations and ways of strategizing philanthropy in her radio interview. Speaking about the ways, Goyal suggested that the research can play an important role in strengthening philanthropic activities and ensuring effective implementation of activities.
Jun 11, 2014 10:36 AM This programme highlights the role of Red Cross in the lives of common people. Some of the stories tell us about the role of Red Cross in providing safe blood to the Thalassemia patients, help extended to Malaria patients in conflict zones, role of their volunteers in restoring livelihoods etc. The programme also includes an interview of Dr Vanshree Singh, DIrector of Indian Red Cross Society's Health and Volumteer Programme.
May 14, 2014 01:04 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz talks about EDAA’s new initiative with the International Committee of the Red Cross that aims to enhance awareness on humanitarian issues in conflict situations through participatory radio communication. To begin with this new initiative, EDAA is trying to understand the objectives of the Red Cross movements and its journey. Surinder Oberoi, Political and Communication Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross talks about the role played by ICRC, Indian Red Cross and IFRC during disasters, natural calamities, conflict situations etc.
May 01, 2014 04:31 PM In this programme, R Chandrasekaran, Secretary General, General Insurance Council, speaks about the details of different kinds of policies. It would help people to choose the appropriate insurance policy. He also clarifies some misconceptions related to insurance.
Mar 28, 2014 01:10 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaz, talks about Corporate Social Responsibility and the role of NGOs. Vishal Bhardwaj, Assistant Executive Director, Dalmia Bharat Group, believes that the new Companies Act will bring synergy between the corporate sector and the civil society for meaningful social and developmental activities. Bhardwaj said that NGOs have played an important role in the developmental activities and many of their programmes have been replicated by the Indian government on a large scale. Bhardwaj said that the new CSR guidelines will bring more opportunities and challenges for the corporate world. NGOs with their rich experience can provide crucial handholding support to the corporate entities and help them in carrying out CSR works, he added.
Jan 07, 2014 04:31 PM Harpal Singh, Chair, Board of Directors, Save the Children, deliberates on issues related to corporate social responsibility and its relation vis-à-vis corporate citizenship. In this episode Singh talks about the role of corporates social development and employment generation while ensuring inclusion of disadvantaged and marginalised sections of the society. He also highlights some of the work done by Save the Children in conflict ridden areas of the country.
Dec 16, 2013 05:05 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaz, talks about Corporate Social Responsibility. Dr L C Sharma, Director, Institute for Integrated Rural Development, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, talks about the challenges in front of NGO sector to implement strategies and activities towards social responsibilities of corporates. Sharma also talks about deploying CSR activities for human resource capacity building, promotion of health and education, employment generation and skill development in different parts of the country.