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Why are job vacancies only for a man or a woman? Asks trans activist Laxmi

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:
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We need to be more tolerant of sexual diversity: Monica Dogra

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:
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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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Mountaineering helps women deal with daily risks: Bachendri Pal

Sep 23, 2014 07:47 PM The risk involved in mountaineering prepares women for the risks they face in their daily life, says Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest.

Manju Kalanidhi to get Karmaveer Chakra Award

Sep 11, 2014 05:13 PM Manju Kalanidhi, the pioneer of ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’, will be honoured with the prestigious Karmveer Chakra Award and the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship by iCONGO, an international Federation of NGOs.

Avery Dennison Foundation confers awards to boost innovation

Aug 22, 2014 06:10 PM The Avery Dennison Foundation seeks to inspire creative and inventive students with ‘Spirit of Invention’ scholarship programme.
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When a health worker, Sadaf, met Amitabh Bachchan

Aug 22, 2014 03:49 PM A community mobilisation coordinator, Parveen, 27, was handpicked from an army of 8,000 frontline workers for her exceptional efforts to ensure polio immunization, writes Tripti Nath.
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