Dec 12, 2013 11:50 AM
The Supreme Court judgement upholding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a relic of British colonial law, invalidates the lives of multitudes, writes Shaleen Rakesh.
[South Asia] [Gays] [Lesbians] [Supreme Court of India]
Dec 10, 2013 05:20 PM
V Narayanasamy, India’s Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, said that all Indians need to do a serious introspection to tackle the menace of corruption.
[India] [Corruption & transparency] [Governance] [South Asia] [Accountability]
Dec 02, 2013 05:20 PM
As a virus, AIDS has proved remarkably resourceful, outwitting scientists and keeping a vaccine or cure out of reach, says James Robertson, Executive Director of India HIV/AIDS Alliance.
[AIDS] [Health MDGs] [India] [Health] [South Asia]
Nov 22, 2013 11:10 AM
Family farms are the main producers of the foodstuff consumed every day in our meals, says Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India.
[Food safety] [Food security] [Farmers] [Farming] [UN] [Agriculture] [Environment]
Nov 20, 2013 05:25 PM
Sir Jonathon Porritt is a prominent environmentalist and writer who is the Founder Director of Forum for the Future and a former Green Party co-chair. In his new book ‘The World We Made’, a future historian from 2050 recounts what steps were taken by today’s world to avert environmental disaster. Sir Porritt along with Martin Wright, Director for Forum for the Future, elaborates on his vision in an interview to OneWorld South Asia.
[South Asia] [Environment] [Carbon emmissions] [Carbon policy]
Nov 01, 2013 03:29 PM
The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, said that early warning systems should be strengthened further to minimise the negative impact of disasters. Excerpts from his speech at the fifth meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority in New Delhi.
[Disaster Management] [South Asia] [Manmohan Singh] [India] [Disaster reduction]
Oct 24, 2013 03:35 PM
In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, Anand Shekhar, team leader at GSF, said that water, sanitation and hygiene are essentially gendered spaces.
[Media] [India] [MDGs] [Sanitation] [Indian women] [South Asia]
Oct 14, 2013 05:20 PM
Navi Pillai, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has stressed on the need for combined efforts in addressing racism. She was speaking at the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme. Excerpts from her speech.
[Accountability] [Democracy] [Racism] [Violence]
Oct 04, 2013 06:40 PM
"We are not putting the business-as-usual lens on technical advice for India”, says Tine Staermose, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Director for India in an interview with UNIC.
[Education] [South Asia] [Education Policy] [Child Rights] [India] [Children]
Oct 03, 2013 01:55 PM
By 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double, says Ban Ki-Moon.
[United Nations] [Population] [Ban Ki-moon]
Sep 03, 2013 05:35 PM
Bollywood actress and former Miss India, Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal, in a short talk with OneWorld South Asia explains how life skills education equips children to fight against the odds in their lives. She was in Delhi to attend the 24th Tara Ali Baig Memorial Lecture. Excerpts from the interview.
[South Asia] [Delhi women] [Children] [Child marriage] [Delhi gang rape case] [Bollywood] [Child Abuse] [Child rights]
Sep 02, 2013 03:45 PM
Literature on red tape often tries to distinguish ‘good’ rules that uphold accountability and transparency, and guard one against arbitrary decisions and decision-makers from bad rules or red tape, writes Mehjabeen Jagmag.
[Accountability] [Governance] [Corruption & transparency] [South Asia] [India]
Aug 23, 2013 01:50 PM
Mrinal Pande, Chairperson, Broadcasting Corporation of India (Prasar Bharati), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that mothers should discard age-old superstitions and adopt breastfeeding in the best interest of their babies.
[South Asia] [Child mortality] [Children] [Women's Safety] [India] [Child protection]
Aug 22, 2013 05:04 PM
Marital rape cannot be justified for the sake of protecting the institution of marriage, writes Dr Ranjana Kumari.
[Gender Empowerment] [Gender Equality] [Gender Sensitivity] [India] [South Asia]
Aug 20, 2013 03:35 PM TWO recent events, once again, show how the regulatory mechanisms that apply to medicines is deeply flawed and influenced by the industry. The first is the notification of ceiling prices for essential medicines by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The second is the order by the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) to ban three medicines, including a commonly used anti-diabetic medicine.
Aug 12, 2013 05:30 PM
As the world celebrates International Youth Day, India's biggest challenge remains having a young population that is unemployable due to lack of skills. For the ILO, this is a major focus area and much needs to be done before India's huge youth population goes into a crisis.
[Youth] [ILO] [India] [Labour]