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Keshav Desiraju takes over as new PFI chairperson

Mar 07, 2017 11:18 AM Population Foundation of India has appointed Keshav Desiraju as its new chairperson.

Empowerment of widows crucial part of SDGs: Cheri Blair

Jan 03, 2017 12:30 PM For Cheri Blair, former first lady of the United Kingdom, the challenges for widowhood are universal and global.

Pakistan army uses rape as a tool of oppression: Naela Qadri Baloch

Dec 28, 2016 04:40 PM Baloch nationalist leader Naela Qadri Baloch, who lives in self-exile in Canada, believes that women should learn to defend themselves even by arming themselves. According to her Balochistan is the worst example of women suppression.

India needs to prioritise men’s participation in family planning

Nov 23, 2016 01:05 PM Increasing male participation, key to India’s family planning programme, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, PFI.

Let’s focus on girls for more than just one day in a year

Oct 14, 2016 04:50 PM What would the world look like if girls were equal to boys? This year’s International Day of the Girl provides a tantalizing glimpse of the change we want to see, writes Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO, Plan International.

Huzaifa’s efforts for transforming human lives recognised

Sep 15, 2016 12:18 PM Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala has been conferred with International Business Federation- India Top award for efforts made in transforming human lives.

Trafficking is a hidden crime, curb it: Graduate Women International

Jul 28, 2016 03:05 PM Urging the world leaders to end modern slavery, Graduate Women International says that women and girls who have been trafficked are subjected to extreme violence.
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It was tough to convince rural people to buy water: Safe Water Network

Jul 07, 2016 04:40 PM Safe Water Network (SWN) is a not-for-profit working towards sustainable and economically-viable solutions to bring safe drinking water to the quality-affected regions in rural India and Ghana. Ravindra Sewak and Poonam Sewak, anchors of SWN, talk to OneWorld South Asia about the need of providing quality water with a certain price tag. Excerpts from the interview:
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Kailash Satyarthi to preside over Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Jun 13, 2016 01:25 PM Satyarthi becomes the first Indian to preside over the Nobel Peace Prize Forum as he gets global support to achieve his vision of a child-friendly world.

Indian President confers Padma Shri on Akshya Patra chairman

Apr 14, 2016 10:34 AM Akshaya Patra partners with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and various State Governments as one of the admired Public Private Partnerships in education and child welfare.

Domestic violence cuts across all socio economic classes: Sonali Khan

Mar 11, 2016 12:45 PM To change deep-rooted norms, working with boys and men is essential, believes social activist Sonali Khan.

Former Danish Prime Minister appointed as the new CEO of Save the Children International

Jan 19, 2016 05:05 PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt is all set to replace Jasmine Whitbread, as the new head of the independent children's charity organisation.

Environmentalist Dr Ashok Khosla gets ‘Smart green social change Award’

Dec 10, 2015 03:01 PM Khosla gets the award for his contribution to the smart and affordable housing projects in India.

Winners of Helen Keller Awards-2015 announced

Nov 03, 2015 12:29 PM The awards have emerged as a credible way to map the progress being made towards greater dignity of disabled citizens.

UN ECOSOC grants ‘Special Consultative Status’ to Indian nonprofit

Sep 02, 2015 04:25 PM The Disease Management Association of India (DMAI) is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards achieving accountable, affordable and accessible healthcare in India.
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Why are job vacancies only for a man or a woman? Asks trans activist Laxmi

Jul 23, 2015 07:45 PM Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a veteran transgender rights activist, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that decisions for the welfare of hijras should be taken on the very streets in India where they beg or sell their bodies for less than Rs 20. Excerpts from the interview:
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Women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari bags Lotus award

May 20, 2015 01:15 PM Dr Ranjana Kumari, a long-time champion for women’s causes, has worked tirelessly to promote women's political participation
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Akshaya Patra Foundation bags the Quality Mark award

May 15, 2015 02:30 PM Akshaya Patra has been selected for achievement and excellence in the NGO segment for the year 2015.

Partnership to help farmers save up to 4 tn liters of water

May 05, 2015 04:55 PM Hindustan Unilever Foundation, 2030 WRG Partner for Agri-Water Efficiency will target one million farmers and save up to four trillion liters of water.

Changing the food security menu

Apr 24, 2015 03:32 PM Food security that has been achieved for almost 90 per cent of people of earth cannot be sustained unless it is ensured that the foods they consume are sufficient, nutritious and safe, writes Dr P G Dhar Chakrabarti.

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