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.
May 01, 2013 04:00 PM
Star Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has joined hands with Schneider Electric India for an initiative to provide access to energy for households in Indian villages.
[India] [Clean energy] [Sustainability] [South Asia]
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.
[Textiles] [Handloom industry] [Social Business]
Apr 23, 2013 03:56 PM
Big B's family would raise funds for Plan India’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, through proceeds generated from an art exhibition.
[South Asia] [India] [Child Rights] [Amitabh Bachchan] [Children]
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.
[Sankalp Forum] [Social enterprise] [India] [Awards] [South Asia]
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).
[Helen Clark] [UNDP] [United Nations]
Apr 11, 2013 03:52 PM
In view of the upcoming climate finance meeting scheduled in Washington where extending finance to developing nations for climate change mitigation will also be a focus point, Arnold Schwarzenegger says the USA should take urgent action to address climate change and emerge as a leader.
[USA] [Climate Change] [Arnold Schwarzenegger] [Developing nations]
Apr 10, 2013 11:35 AM
Minakshi Arora, Yamuna Waterkeeper, has got Water Champion Award for her outstanding efforts and contribution to the environment.
[South Asia] [Yamuna] [Water management] [India]
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.
[Gender] [UN Women] [Lakshmi Puri] [India]
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.
[Women] [India] [Occupational health] [Informal sector] [South Asia]
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.
[Women's Rights] [Shakti Vahini] [Ravi Kant]
Apr 03, 2013 05:17 PM
Angelina Jolie, who other than being a powerful celebrity is also the UNHCR ambassador, has pledged the proceeds from her jewellery collection to the funding of a girl's school in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.
[Afghanistan] [Education] [Angelina Jolie] [Girl child]
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.
[Conflict] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia]
Apr 01, 2013 04:58 PM
Famous celebrities from the Indian film industry and cricketers from the Indian cricket team came together to play a charity football match to raise funds for NGO Magic Bus.
[Celebrities] [Magic Bus] [Football match] [Charity]
Mar 19, 2013 06:45 PM
Prachi Desai, a popular Bollywood actress, who said in an interview that her latest film, I Me Aur Main, will make men value women, tells OneWorld that crimes against women cannot be stopped unless people change their mindset and cinema has a limited role in curbing such crimes. Excerpts from Prachi Desai’s interview.
[Bollywood] [India] [South Asia] [Prachi Desai] [Crime against women] [Cinema]
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.
[India] [Clean cooking solutions] [Clean Technology] [Sankalp Forum] [Sustainability]
Mar 13, 2013 12:45 PM
Powerful women from across the globe get together to form a new global campaign to raise awareness on issues of women's rights and empowerment of women and girls. Actor Salma Hayek Pinault, singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Frida Giannini of Gucci and Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaidi-Chinoy are few of the women who are going to be a part of this campaign. The campaign Chime for Change is founded by luxury brand Gucci.
[Beyonce Knowles-Carter] [CSR] [Women's rights] [Gender] [Gucci] [Salma Hayek-Pinault]
Mar 08, 2013 08:00 AM
Nandita Das, a critically acclaimed actress and a human rights activist is better known for offbeat cinema and the unique characters she plays. At present she is the chairperson, Children’s Film Society of India. Nandita tells Ashok Kumar that society needs to stop stereotyping women and change its mindset that a woman’s job is just to appease the man.
[India] [Gender equality] [Gender Sensitivity] [Delhi gangrape victim] [Nandita Das] [Delhi gang rape case] [International Women's Day] [Indian Girls] [South Asia]
Mar 04, 2013 06:30 PM
Popular actor-director Sanjay Suri was recently in New Delhi at the grand finale of PVR Nest’s road safety campaign-CineArt Steer to Safety, an event which recognised short movies made by school children on road safety issues.
Praising these movies, Suri said that though he personally does not like preachy films, cinema does instill a thought into the minds of people and starts a discourse which helps in sensitizing the people about various issues including those related to road safety.
Excerpts from a conversation with OneWorld South Asia.
[South Asia] [PVR] [Indian Government] [Sanjay Suri] [India Road Safety] [Children] [Bollywood]
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.