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:
[India] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Sensitivity] [Bisexuals] [Gays] [South Asia] [Laxmi Narayan Tripathi]
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:
[South Asia] [Transgenders] [Gays] [India] [Lesbians]
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.
[Indian women] [Menstrual Hygiene Management] [Gender empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity] [Girl]
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
[Gender inequality] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [Gender Sensitivity]
May 15, 2015 02:30 PM Akshaya Patra has been selected for achievement and excellence in the NGO segment for the year 2015.
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.
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.
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.
[India] [Health] [South Asia] [Children]
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.
[Health] [Children] [India] [South Asia]
Jan 09, 2015 09:20 PM RajyaSabha MP and social activist Anil Madhav Dave in an interview with OneWorld South Asia said that the impact of climate change is very severe on the aquatic life of river Narmada.
Nov 26, 2014 11:25 AM Actor calls on men and boys to join the UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, and mobilize for gender equality.
Nov 17, 2014 06:20 PM
Rahul Ram of the popular Indian rock band, Indian Ocean, said that a process which robs people of clean drinking water and traditional sources of livelihood is not development in true sense of the word.
[Development] [South Asia] [Rahul Ram]
Nov 12, 2014 03:20 PM
Executive Director of Population Foundation of India, Poonam Muttreja, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that community participation in welfare schemes is discouraged due to lack of proper grievance redressal mechanisms. Excerpts from the interview.
[Health] [Civil Society] [Health MDGs]
Nov 05, 2014 07:19 PM The project is designed to significantly improve the quality of life of the low-income communities in Uttarakhand.
Nov 05, 2014 07:00 PM
My Nobel Prize has brought instant fame to children all over the world, said Kailash Satyarthi, joint winner of the Nobel peace prize-2014.
[Child Rights] [South Asia] [India] [Kailash Satyarthi] [Child Labour] [Nobel Peace Prize 2014] [Child Abuse]
Oct 20, 2014 07:32 PM
Celebrities should stand up for social causes as their fans follow them, says Subhash Ghai, Bollywood's veteran film director and producer.
[Bollywood] [Subhash Ghai] [Indian youth] [Indian women] [South Asia]