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Article We Are Failing Our Children
Allowing children to labour is a collective crime and each one of us are culpable, writes Anjana Purkayastha.
Article Need to remove gender biases is more pressing than ever: Kamal Singh
Inequality and imbalances in our social system stem from a young age, and hence enabling an environment where people can talk is important, says Kamal Singh, Executive Director, Global Compact Network India (GCNI).
Article Role of NGOs in making Indians skilled and self sufficient
India needs to make its people more skilled and self-sufficient, writes Abishek Dubey, CEO and Founder, Muskaan Dreams.
Article India can profit from Swiss learnings on clean energy
India can potentially profit from the Swiss learnings and leapfrog inert centralized systems, says Dr Merla Kubli from University of St. Gallen and Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.
Article Ambuja Cement Foundation’s women federation wins gender equality award
Sorath Mahila Vikas Sahkari Samiti has been awarded under ‘Community Based Organisation’ category.
Article CSR spending in India is mostly aligned with SDGs: Kamal Singh
It is important for us to integrate CSR with SDGs which has already begun in many countries, says GCNI’s Kamal Singh.
Article India achieved groundbreaking success in reducing MMR
Four key actions are responsible for India’s remarkable achievement, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh of WHO.
Article Why urban governance remains dysfunctional
June 1 marked twenty-five years since Presidential assent was granted to the 74th Constitutional Amendment. Has urban governance in India lived up to the vision of empowered institutions of local self-governance.
Article Active private sector collaborations crucial for ending TB!
Though TB incidence and TB deaths have shown a declining trend, India continues to have the highest burden of TB, writes Dr. Rajna Mishra, Senior Research Scientist.
Article Atrocity against any child is everyone’s problem: Priyanka Chopra
Interacting with a group of young girls and boys along with media, during a special interaction in New Delhi, UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra said that adolescents in India are facing a unique set of challenges. In an exclusive interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Priyanka said atrocities of any kind against children should be a problem for every individual, the whole society. Excerpts from the interview:
Article Climate change is moving faster than we are: António Guterres
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his New Year message cautions the world of the global challenges. Read on for the full text.
Article Food security can check distress-related migration: FAO
A large proportion of today’s migration is due to ‘push’ factor caused by lack of livelihood opportunities in rural areas, said Shyam Khadka of FAO.
Article SC not criminalising non-consensual sex is flawed: activist
While Section 375 defines rape as a crime, it makes an exception for intercourse or any sexual act by a man with his wife.
Article No one is winning today’s wars: António Guterres
UN Secretary-General António Guterres cites nuclear peril, terrorism, inequality among most severe global threats.
Article Lack of hygiene is affecting the poorest: UNICEF’s Osbert
When we talk about sanitation, behaviour change is a complex issue, particularly in India, believes UNICEF India's Chief of WASH, Nicolas Osbert.
Article I think we can’t stop sex slavery: Author Hyeon-seo Lee
My book revealed the truth about North Korean women being sold like sex objects in China, says Hyeon-seo Lee, a North Korean defector, and human rights activist.
Article Women are sexually objectified across the world: Bangladeshi poet
Bangladeshi poet, writer, and women's rights activist, Sadaf Saaz, believes that in countries like India and Bangladesh, understanding sexuality is important for men and women, especially in times when porn has taken over everyone’s imagination. At the Jaipur Literature Festival- 2017, Sadaf speaks her heart out to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia on the state of women in the subcontinent.
Article Yoga can help stave off NCDs: Poonam Khetrapal, WHO
The International Day of Yoga demonstrates, the art of being active is one each of us can master, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.
Article Half the success of Global Goals hinges on India: Lise Kingo, UNGC
Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, of the United Nations Global Compact in an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia tells how businesses can come together for giving a human face to the global market. Excerpts from the interview:
Article Empower women at workplaces in S E Asia: WHO official
Action across countries and sectors is needed to enhance worker protections and make the migration process healthier, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.
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