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India’s policy disability has crippled the rights of disabled: Javed Abidi

May 30, 2013 01:43 PM Representatives of the disabled community in India strongly advocate for the inclusion of disability in the post-2015 development agenda.
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PACS starts inclusive livelihoods programme in Odisha

May 23, 2013 10:00 AM The livelihood interventions will be carried out in some of the poorest districts of the East Indian state of Odisha, including Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Jharasguda and Kandhamal.
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Rajendra Singh releases white paper on Maharashtra water

May 15, 2013 02:20 PM National community water rights awareness journey of ‘Jal Jan Jodo Abhiyaan’ held various meetings in different regions of Maharashtra, India, to discuss various issues related to water on 13th and 14th May, 2013.

Weaving the road to women empowerment

May 01, 2013 01:00 AM Sally Holkar, founder of Women Weave, an NGO working to empower women from the marginalised sections, says that the occupation of weaving not only provides financial security to women, it also gives them aesthetic pleasure. Excerpts from the interview.
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Sankalp Award winners announced in Mumbai

Apr 22, 2013 10:15 AM The most sought after social enterprise recognition in India - the Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards announced winners in 5 high-impact sectors in Mumbai. These are enterprises that work across India to create impact in the areas of healthcare, education, clean energy (renewable), technology for development and agri-businesses.
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Helen Clark affirmed as UNDP head for a second term

Apr 16, 2013 10:05 AM Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has been approved by the United Nations General Assembly to serve a second four-year term as administrator of the United Nationals Development Programme (UNDP).
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Yamuna Waterkeeper wins Water Champion Award

Apr 10, 2013 11:35 AM Minakshi Arora, Yamuna Waterkeeper, has got Water Champion Award for her outstanding efforts and contribution to the environment.
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Lakshmi Puri appointed Acting Head of UN Women

Apr 08, 2013 03:25 PM Following the announcement of her departure by Michelle Bachelet, founding Executive Director of UN Women, the UN Secretary-General has designated Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director, as the Acting Head of the organisation, until further notice. Puri will take on her new role with immediate effect.
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Women workers face grave occupational health hazards

Apr 05, 2013 07:15 PM Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) organised a two-day national workshop on ‘Occupational Health of Women Workers in the Informal Economy’ in New Delhi to highlight the critical issue of the hazardous health conditions that India's women workers in the informal sector face.
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Shakti Vahini gets Vital Voices Global Leadership Award

Apr 04, 2013 04:14 PM The Kant brothers, who have been fighting for women's rights in myriad ways through their NGO Shakti Vahini got the prestigious Vital Voices Global Leadership Award for their work.
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A new home brings new hope in northern Sri Lanka

Apr 02, 2013 11:54 AM The Red Cross Post-Conflict Recovery Programme aimed to support the construction of 3,000 homes in northern province of Sri Lanka. The funding from the Indian Government has enabled the organisation to expand its support to an additional 16,800 households across all five districts of the northern province of the country.
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Sankalp Forum promotes clean cooking solutions in India

Mar 18, 2013 02:55 PM The Sankalp Forum and Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves have announced cash grant of $15,000 for innovation in clean cooking solutions in India.
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UN-BMW innovation award for Delhi rag-pickers

Feb 27, 2013 09:30 PM Delhi NGO Chintan, that works with the city's rag-pickers, picks up its second international award in as many years, fetching global recognition for a segment of people who are hardly given a glance at in fast-moving urban centres.

Hand In Hand creates 1.3 million jobs

Feb 26, 2013 04:30 PM Away from media spotlight, a charitable organisation is scripting a quiet social revolution. Read the story of how Hand in Hand, an Indian NGO, is helping fight poverty and creating 1.3 million jobs across the country.
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Peace awards for India, Pakistan activists

Feb 20, 2013 06:30 PM Artists and activists from the two South Asian neighbours voiced the need for improving bilateral relationship between India and Pakistan.
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Ela Bhatt conferred prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize

Feb 18, 2013 03:00 PM Ela Bhatt, a well-known social worker, was honoured for her life time achievements in empowering women and promoting grassroot level entrepreneurship.
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The Rockefeller Foundation launches the 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge

Feb 13, 2013 12:30 PM The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a new competition in search of solutions that will improve livelihoods for poor or vulnerable workers in the world’s informal economies.
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WIN organises its first conference in India

Feb 06, 2013 04:24 PM In order to identify the hidden opportunities that lie for women in a developing country like India, the Women’s International Networking (WIN) is organising their First Annual Indian Conference from 22nd -23rd February 2013 in New Delhi.
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WEG, Press Council of Pakistan sign MoU on women rights

Jan 21, 2013 10:55 AM Press Council of Pakistan (PCP), and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) have signed an accord promoting media ethics on portrayal of women.
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Malala Yousafzai awarded top French prize

Jan 10, 2013 12:30 PM Pakistani education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old schoolgirl who was shot in the head by Taliban for promoting girls’ education, has got top French award Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom.
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