8 July 2016 Sustainable Livelihood
Duars Alternative Medical Research Institute (DAMRI), our partner organization based in Alipurduar, West Bengal began working in Shalboni & Surendranagar area of the Red Bank Closed Tea Garden in April 2015. The purpose was to help the unorganized sector workers of closed tea gardens to access their entitlements and help them in increasing their income. Community based organizations were formed to support the tea garden workers to participate in local governance, to raise, represent and redress critical issues from the ground through joint action.
1 July 2016 Gender Programmes
The pressure of living up to a certain prescribed role of masculinity has hit the family unit the hardest. The role of fathers has been traditionally pictured as the strict disciplinarian, the tough guy, chief decision maker and the provider whereas the mother is supposed to be the ideal homemaker and the primary caregiver.
14 April 2016 Sustainable Livelihood
The severity of drought is showing an increasing trend since the last decade leading to decrease in food production.
6 April 2016 Sustainable Livelihood
The parties agreed to take actions for Mitigation to limit global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius to significantly reduce the risks and impact of climate change.
13 January 2016 Disaster Risk Reduction
The organizational personnel, facilitating this movement on the ground, are being mentored and capacitated to enhance their understanding on peace building – such that personal convictions can be more effectively translated into action through a structured process of peace education.
12 January 2016 Gender Programmes
The programme in the past few months has laid special emphasis on the importance of men’s participation in care giving activities as an attempt to deconstruct gendered division of labour. Men in the group meetings have often expressed how they are essentialized as “bread-winners” and “protectors” in the familial spheres while women are relegated to roles of nurturers and care-givers.
8 January 2016 Urban Poverty
With a Social Sciences background and a profound interest in development work, I, Quynh Trang Nguyen, have been working as a volunteer at IGSSS since September 2015. Having given the opportunity to work in a well-known and experience enriching NGO as IGSSS, I’ve come around to accompany our field colleagues at work in the slum of Baljeet Nagar which is located in the Northwest of New Delhi.
7 January 2016 Kashmir
Children can safely be classified as the most vulnerable group during disasters, given their dependence on adults for fulfilment of basic needs of safety, shelter and food.