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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.

Sachin Tendulkar to bat for ‘Skill India’ campaign

Apr 11, 2016 06:20 PM The government has roped in the cricket sensation for highlighting its skill development programme.

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.

Priyanka Chopra exhorts Indian teenagers on anaemia

Jan 05, 2016 01:19 PM Donning the hat of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra urged youngsters to be aware of Anaemia.

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.

Shakira urges leaders to join early childhood revolution

Sep 24, 2015 03:58 PM UNICEF is highlighting that early childhood development provides a natural link between the new global goals.

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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Bollywood divas Alia, Priyanka and Freida bat for Girl Rising

Aug 31, 2015 02:45 PM The Girl Rising campaign is partnering with non-profits working on behalf of girls across India and around the world.

LGBTs should not feel caged in our society, says Priya Dutt

Aug 20, 2015 01:00 AM Expressing solidarity with gay rights activists, Congress leader Priya Dutt said that sexuality of an individual is a private matter.
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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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We need to be more tolerant of sexual diversity: Monica Dogra

Jul 22, 2015 05:30 PM Bollywood actor Monica Dogra, known for her roles in films like 'David' and 'Dhobi Ghat', in an interview to OneWorld South Asia stressed on removing the stigma attached to the transgendered community by building a more inclusive society. Excerpts from the interview:
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Girls should not be embarrassed about menstruation: Gul Panag

May 28, 2015 05:05 PM “During my growing up years and even today, I see women and girls shying away from mentioning the ‘M’ word,” said actress Gul Panag.
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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.

Where are Children in the Indian budget?

Mar 11, 2015 01:10 PM Programmes that address equity, inclusive development and underpin the development of a strong, capable and peaceful nation have all been subjected to drastic budget cuts, stated Child Rights Activists working across a broad spectrum of issues that affect children.
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Raise budgetary allocation for the health sector: Muttreja

Feb 26, 2015 05:57 PM The Budget should make provision for increasing allocation for family planning, including an expanded choice for spacing methods of contraception, writes Poonam Muttreja.
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