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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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Budget should focus on mid-day meals: Madhu Pandit

Feb 26, 2015 03:54 PM The upcoming budget will be decisive to push forward the MDM programme, says Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Will try to bat my best as UNICEF envoy: Sachin Tendulkar

Jan 16, 2015 04:10 PM Calling children as raw diamonds, the Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar promises to play his second innings for the little masters.

Climate change will turn Narmada into a cricket pitch: Anil Dave

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.

Sania Mirza to raise awareness on gender equality

Jan 08, 2015 06:15 PM Tennis superstar Sania Mirza is UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.
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In Shekhar Kapur’s next, water becomes a political weapon

Dec 24, 2014 01:30 PM In his much awaited movie, ‘Paani’, Shekhar Kapur will showcase how, those who own water will have the last word in a futuristic world.
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Farhan Akhtar is UN Women's first male Goodwill Ambassador

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.

Songs on social issues fail because they are too preachy: Rahul Ram

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.
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Welfare schemes need to be fortified by grievance mechanisms: Poonam Muttreja

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.
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The Hans Foundation unveils Rs 500 cr village development project

Nov 05, 2014 07:19 PM The project is designed to significantly improve the quality of life of the low-income communities in Uttarakhand.

Child slavery will end during my lifetime: Kailash Satyarthi

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.
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Women need to be aggressive for their rights: Subhash Ghai

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.
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Pratham co-founder Madhav Chavan named 'Asia Game Changer '

Oct 15, 2014 11:05 AM Pratham has announced that Dr. Madhav Chavan has been named by Asia Society as a 2014 Asia Game Changer. The award recognizes those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.

Media should stop objectifying women: Sonam Kapoor

Sep 29, 2014 07:30 PM Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has urged the media to act responsibly and put an end to objectification of women.
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