May 20, 2013 04:31 PM
The head of the UN Development Program, Helen Clark, explains how UNDP is partnering with government, civil society and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people themselves in many countries to tackle the gross inequities.
[Lesbians] [South Asia] [Gays]
Apr 29, 2013 03:25 PM
Training and awareness regarding work related health & safety issues should find a place in schools and colleges where the nation’s future workforce is in making, writes Dileep Narayanrao Andhare, Professor (Occupational Health), Indian Institute of Public Health.
[South Asia] [India] [Occupational Health] [Health]
Apr 21, 2013 04:10 PM
Amir Hamza Syed cites an example on the ground to argue for the Aadhaar enabled schemes using the Unique Identification of India (UIDAI) platform.
[South Asia] [UIDAI] [India] [Governance]
Apr 18, 2013 01:40 PM
India’s Finance Minister, P Chidamabarm delivered a speech on Tuesday at the South Asian Institute and Mahendra Humanities Center at Harvard University. Excerpts from his speech.
[India] [China] [South Asia]
Apr 15, 2013 04:27 PM
The 2012 draft bill broadens the definition of ‘manual scavenging’ and prohibits the employment of persons for hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks but it stops short of the apology that dalit rights groups demand, writes Agrima Bhasin, who is a researcher at the Centre for Equity Studies.
[South Asia] [Dalits] [India] [Human rights] [Manual scavenging]
Apr 07, 2013 11:35 AM
The World Health Organisation (WHO) should be complemented for focusing this year on high Blood Pressure as the theme of World Health Day, writes Dileep Mavalankar, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).
[South Asia] [India] [World Health Day] [WHO] [Hypertension]
Apr 07, 2013 10:45 AM
Rape, as a part of the law and the criminal justice system in India, has had a very long, arduous evolution. From a time when rapes by policemen were not considered extraordinary or raping women with objects as not even seen as rape, to now when there has been a furore over the rape and murder of the girl in Delhi. Pamela Philipose writes how the fight for justice should go on and not stop now.
[Justice] [Rape] [Gender] [Sexual Violence] [Women's Rights] [India]
Apr 06, 2013 10:30 AM
As a part of the series on the recent report, Bangladesh: Towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, Zahid Hussain writes about how Bangladesh can become a bigger economic power. Zahid Hussain is currently a senior economist in the South Asia Finance and Poverty group at the World Bank.
[South Asia] [Middle Income economy] [Economy] [Bangladesh] [Development]
Apr 02, 2013 05:05 PM
The Indian government seems to resolve all contentious issues related to environment and economic growth by setting up more committees, writes Milind Wani who works with Kalpavriksh-Environment Action Group.
[Environment] [India] [Governance] [South Asia]
Mar 26, 2013 12:45 PM
Mukul Sharma is the South Asia Regional Director of Climate Parliament, a group of legislators working to raise issues concerning climate change across the world. He writes for OneWorld South Asia about how despite increased budget allocation to renewable energy, there need to be many more things done to ensure the government meets its ambitious targets according to the 12th five year plan.
[Renewable Energy] [India] [12th year plan] [Budget]
Mar 21, 2013 11:50 AM
Thomas Chandy, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children India, believes that high crime rate, health problems and mental illnesses, and the increasing civil strife in many parts of India are due to the increasing inequality in society.
[South Asia] [Governance] [Indian Government] [Development]
Mar 15, 2013 01:01 PM
The world’s largest work entitlement scheme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) mandates 100 days of work to a rural household in a year. In operation since 2006, the scheme is also bringing about another big change by creating productive assets that build village infrastructure and empower rural communities to have a fighting change against chronic poverty.
[India] [Rural communities] [South Asia] [MGNREGA] [Governance]
Mar 11, 2013 07:30 PM
Ranjana Kumari, a human rights activist and Director of the New Delhi based Center for Social Research, tells Ashok Kumar that Integrity of a woman should be the responsibility of whole society and not just police.
[South Asia] [Ranjana Kumari] [Crimes against women] [India Criminal Justice System]
Mar 05, 2013 04:16 PM
When women are protected, they will live longer and make informed choices because they know their rights and take control of their own lives, says Tewodros Melesse, Director General of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). He also talks about how the UN meeting of Member States, the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) are a useful tool for ensuring women are protected.
[United Nations] [Women] [Crime against women]
Feb 28, 2013 06:48 PM
Save the Children welcomes Government of India's decision to increase allocations for the Mid-Day Meal Scheme by nearly 23 per cent, however we are disappointed by the allocations for other programmes meant for the welfare of children and mothers. Substantial gaps between the desired levels of funding and the allocations are left unaddressed by this year’s budget.
[Budget 2013] [Save the Children] [South Asia] [India]
Feb 27, 2013 11:40 AM
Starting by redefining success, machines that vend clean water at low cost can solve India's drinking water problem, says entrepreneur Anand Shah.
[Water] [Renewable Energy] [South Asia] [India]
Feb 19, 2013 11:55 AM
India's minister for social justice and empowerment, Kumari Selja, speaks of a vision to build a society where the marginalised, depressed and backward sections can lead productive, safe and dignified lives.
[India urbanisation] [India] [Kumari Selja] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
Feb 15, 2013 12:18 PM
South Asia would reduce poverty faster if more women are at work but security remains an issue, says Yoshiteru Uramoto, Regional Director, RO-Asia Pacific. Here we present the speech given by him recently in New Delhi.
[Economy] [Women participation] [ILO] [South Asia] [Poverty reduction] [India]
Feb 07, 2013 11:30 PM
Walter Vergara, Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter-American Development Bank, was in Delhi recently to speak at TERI's landmark meet, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). He says that political will is one of the biggest reasons Brazil is a rising star among the BRICS nations.
[Renewable energy] [Environment] [Brazil] [Sustainable Development] [BRICS]
Feb 02, 2013 02:10 PM
Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, Quebec, Canada, Jean-Francois Lisee who was in Delhi to attend the TERI-organised conference, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit-2013 (DSDS), tells OneWorld that leading by example is the key to ensuring every nation takes climate change seriously.
[Climate change] [Quebec] [Sustainability] [USA]