May 16, 2013 03:10 PM
The reality is that even though India’s Total Fertility Rate (TFR) has declined to 2.5 and many states have achieved replacement level fertility, it has not meant a significant decline in maternal and infant mortality levels.
[South Asia] [Family planning] [India]
May 05, 2013 09:55 AM
Scrap collection is considered socially relevant, economically productive and environmentally beneficial "work". In fact, India has one of the highest recycling rates in the world, thanks mainly to this army of waste pickers, which are mostly women.
[Women] [India] [Waste pickers] [South Asia]
May 01, 2013 01:00 AM
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society was among the first responders to the Dhaka building collapse. 100 trained volunteers are on the ground on a rotation providing search and rescue, basic first aid and safe drinking water.
[Dhaka building collapse] [IFRC] [South Asia] [Bangladesh]
Apr 27, 2013 10:00 AM
Highlighting inaction against the perpetrators, Human Rights Watch maintains that child sexual abuse in homes, schools and child welfare institutions is quite common in India.
[Child abuse] [South Asia] [Child Rights] [India]
Apr 25, 2013 04:58 PM
The two-child norm, introduced in India for local government, or panchayat, elections in 1992, has affected the political participation of women primarily from marginalised communities, writes Swapna Majumdar.
[Panchayati Raj] [South Asia] [India]
Apr 25, 2013 07:00 AM
Climate adaptation planning is likely to become a priority for Bangladesh’s leaders as the hopes of keeping global temperatures within safe limits decrease.
[Bangladesh] [South Asia] [Women] [Climate change]
Apr 22, 2013 07:25 PM
Motivated by the leadership of one woman -Nasim Bibi, the local women in Abbottabad took matters in their own hands to organise water for their village.
[Pakistan] [South Asia] [Women] [Women empowerment]
Apr 16, 2013 04:15 PM
Jhansi Jan Suvidha Kendra (JJSK) was developed by the district administration of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The programme allows any person to call in a dedicated toll free number and register their complaint pertaining to government.
[Grievance redressal] [South Asia] [Uttar Pradesh] [India]
Apr 15, 2013 08:00 AM
Thanks to the persistent efforts of women like Brahmane and Vaksale, contraceptive acceptance for age group up to 19 years in Barwani, a village in Madhya Pradesh, has risen from 3 per cent to 13 per cent within a couple of years, writes Smita Deodhar.
[India] [Girl education] [Child Rights] [South Asia] [Child abuse]
Apr 12, 2013 11:15 AM
Digital Green combines technology and social organization to improve cost-effectiveness and broaden the community participation of existing agricultural extension systems.
[Agriculture] [South Asia] [Technology] [India]
Apr 11, 2013 02:19 PM
It is ironical that the interventions meant to lift people out of poverty end up impoverishing the very workforce that keeps them going, writes Amrita Nandy.
[India] [Children] [Women] [South Asia]
Apr 09, 2013 08:00 PM
The Malkapur 24X7 water supply project is the first public sector initiative to ensure safe water provision to the entire town and check inequalities in water distribution.
[Water distribution] [India] [Maharashtra] [South Asia] [Public sector]
Apr 09, 2013 04:39 PM
National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) has encouraged and empowered women to start managing a cooperative on their own, and has also started to address the issues that the poor farmers in the village were facing.
[Cooperative] [Gender Empowerment] [India] [Orissa] [Agriculture]
Apr 08, 2013 10:45 AM
TIDE, a Karnataka-based NGO, disseminates smokeless stoves among rural women in the state using a gender sensitive market driven approach.
[Gender Empowerment] [Karnataka] [Environment] [Women] [India]
Apr 07, 2013 10:50 AM
In 2011, history was made in Jharkhand when 56 per cent of seats at the Panchayati Raj level were won by women. After 30 long years, the state sees a resurgence in political participation by women.
[Governance] [Women's Rights] [Political participation] [India] [Jharkhand]
Apr 04, 2013 02:55 PM
LifeLines Education is a digital inclusion initiative aimed at enabling academic-pedagogic support for rural school teachers in Rajasthan through mobiles.
[India] [Rajasthan] [Technology] [South Asia] [Education]
Apr 03, 2013 08:00 AM
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has rated ‘Viswa Syamalam’ located in Chennai as India’s first platinum green home. Owned by UV Krishna Mohan Rao and Dr. Uma Devi, the house consumes the lowest energy loads and least carbon footprint.
[Sustainability] [South Asia] [Green Buildings] [India]
Apr 02, 2013 10:00 AM
The Government of Gujarat (GoG) launched the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) in 2006 for streamlining the day to day operations and enabling real-time monitoring of government hospitals across the state.
[Technology] [Health] [South Asia] [Gujarat] [India]
Apr 01, 2013 12:19 PM
As Indian cinema comes under severe criticism for propagating gender stereotypes and objectifying women, several voices from within the film fraternity have come forward with their opinion.
[Gender] [Stereotypes] [Indian Cinema] [South Asia]
Mar 23, 2013 05:00 AM In most traditional Indian families, couples are not able to hold discussions on that commonly avoided but critical issue called family planning.