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Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

 Story By : Savita Verma and Laxmi Team “Mujhse mere ghar wale kehne lage hai ki tum to bilkul neta ho gayi ho, to maine bhi bol diya ki haan neta hi ho gayi hu. Dekho hum sab aurato ne milkar handpump sahi karvaya ki nahi. (My family has started telling me that you...

Step Up – From Home to Institutional Delivery

Step Up – From Home to Institutional Delivery

 Reported By : Christie Maria James, Officer – Gender MainstreamingAllahabad: As per the estimates, around 47,000 pregnant women or new mothers die each year in India. Lack of access to institutional deliveries is one of the prime reason which contributes to such a...

Drought and Suppressed Childhood

Drought and Suppressed Childhood

Written By: Sohini Bhattacharjee, Officer CommunicationsBablu was the youngest amongst half a dozen vegetable vendors who lined outside Mona Cottage every day, a working girls hostel in a south Delhi locality. Dressed in a tattered green colored   t – shirt and blue...

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

Written By: Ms.Sreya Mazumdar, Sr. Manager Programmes The statistics tell their own story. Only 5% of working women in India make it to senior leadership positions in the corporate sector, says a research carried out following the Companies Act 2013 that mandated...

Whose Drought?

Whose Drought?

Written By – SohiniBhattacharjee, Officer Communications In my everyday metro life, drought is almost a non existential alienated subject. Rather, to me there are more pressing issues to meet in my daily existence - to catch the early morning metro, work to tick off...

Humanitarian Stories: Surviving Disasters

Humanitarian Stories: Surviving Disasters

"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger...

Understanding Ecosystem of Drought Vulnerability

Understanding Ecosystem of Drought Vulnerability

Written By : Pranab Ranjan Choudhury, Vice President, Center for Land Governance   As drought this year touches lives of a quarter of the population of India (in 255,923 villages in 254 districts in 10 states)[1] and debates over drought preparedness and development...

Closed Tea Gardens in West Bengal

Closed Tea Gardens in West Bengal

Compiled by: Team - East Zone  Alipurduar, West Bengal: The Tea industry in West Bengal is in deep crisis since the last couple of decades with the number of sick, abandoned, closed tea garden on the rise. Those still open are under tremendous financial crisis, due to...

Involved Fatherhood

Involved Fatherhood

Written By: Sohini Bhattacharjee, Officer Communications  The other day, me and my roommate were talking about fathers and their roles in child care in our lives. As the discussion went on, we were equally in agreement that an explicit show of affection by men was a...

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The Ones We do not See

24 July 2016
Urban Poverty

By: Arpita Macwan, Assistant Manager - Programmes, West Zone Mumbai, a city synonymous with dreams and cinema, is house to around 12 million hopeful...

Training on Disaster Mitigation in Lakhimpur District of Assam India

1 July 2016
Disaster Risk Reduction

A training programme on search and rescue, first aid and early warning was organized as part of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) intervention. It was...